Facial Cosmetic Surgery

by Karen Bates
(last updated September 2, 2015)

For whatever reason, many people are unsatisfied with their looks. Although there are ways that you can change your body that aren't too drastic (such as makeup, regular exercise, and various products available on the market), some people want to make a larger change.

Facial cosmetic surgery is one way people choose to alter their appearance. Areas of the face may be seen as unsatisfactory due to illness, injury, birth defects, aging, size, or other reasons. People who decide on this type of procedure may have had negative experiences with one of their facial features and no longer wish to endure problems related to it.

Of course, these surgeries can be expensive or even risky, but they can definitely be worth it to those who choose to get them. Although a botched or unsuccessful procedure can end in remorse, most surgeries have positive results and may help the patient to experience a better quality of life.

There are various areas of the face where a surgeon can perform cosmetic procedures. Some include:

  • Nose. A "nose job," or rhinoplasty, is a way for the surgeon to change how your nose looks. A patient may feel that his or her nose is too large, too small, or oddly shaped. The surgeon can reconstruct the nose to look different according to what the patient prefers.
  • Forehead. Lifting the forehead and removing wrinkles can give you a younger appearance. This can also lift the brows to make a person seem more alert and awake.
  • Chin. Sometimes, skin around the chin and neck can sag or look unsightly. A plastic surgeon can work on the chin to reduce this look. Work can also be done to reduce a prominent chin or add to one that doesn't protrude enough.
  • Ears. Ears can be made to look smaller and stay closer to the head instead of sticking out.
  • Facelift. This is a procedure that will cause the skin to look tighter and have a younger appearance. Skin will look less wrinkled and aged after this surgery.
  • Lips. You can have your lips lifted and plumped to give them a younger appearance.

Be sure to weigh the benefits and risks of any surgery. The results may turn out to be great, but there are always possible risks involved and usually a hefty price tag. Talk to a surgeon to learn more—it is vital that you do a lot of research before deciding on cosmetic surgery.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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