Cosmetic surgery has grown quickly in popularity. With society’s increasing acceptance, of people who have undergone plastic surgery, the number of procedures performed continues to multiply. Women can get breast augmentations, liposuction, and face-lifts. But what has been surprising, is the increasing number of procedures that men are undergoing. In fact according to The Hospital Group, one of UK’s leading providers of cosmetic surgery and obesity surgery, the number of tummy tuck procedures performed on men has increased by 60 percent in the last five years.
Many men, who have lost a substantial amount of weight, find that if they want to look good they will need to have a procedure done to remove the excess skin. A spokesperson for The Hospital Group, said: “Men often opt to have a tummy tuck if they have had substantial weight-loss and are left with sagging skin around the abdomen. We have seen an increase in men having obesity surgery which could have had a knock-on effect.” Tummy tucks, also know as abdominoplasty, can improve the look of the stomach drastically. The procedure is performed by tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin. The remaining skin is then pulled tight and secured. This will create a tighter and firmer abdomen.
As reported in Surgery Lowdown-Cosmetic Surgery Advice, John Wright form Lincolnshire had a tummy tuck operation and breast reduction after loosing 22 stone. He said, :After the immense effort and hard work of losing so much weight it was utterly soul destroying to see vast folds of skin hanging from my body…….. I used almost ,10,000 of my savings but I think it was worth every penny.” Many testimonials from men who have had a tummy tuck are the same as Mr. Wright’s. The result of a tummy tuck make many men feel like they are a whole new person.
There has been a substantial increase in plastic surgeries performed on men in the last few years. According to Mr. Rajiv Grover, Secretary of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, “This year  we have recorded a dramatic rise in a number of male surgical procedures, probably due to heightened media attention, which has allowed men to realise the positive outcomes that can be achieved.” Men have begun to put a greater emphasis on their own appearances and thus the increase in cosmetic procedures performed on men is merely a logical extension of this.
A study performed by GoodSurgeonGuide showed that 51 percent of the women surveyed wanted a surgical procedure in 2010. Many women would have a procedure done if only they had the money to do it. Now there are institutions willing to give loans to women who want plastic surgery.
The most popular procedure in the UK is breast augmentation, and according to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, there were 8,537 procedures performed in 2009. This is a little less than twice the number of the second most popular procedure. The media is constantly promoting bigger breasts and this can make women feel self conscious about their breast size. If they had the money to have a breast augmentation many would do it.
An article from Big News gives women hope for getting their dream breasts. It reported that there are groups of loan borrowers, of the sponsors of plastic surgeries. These institutions will offer money for cosmetic surgery. With the increased emphasis on looking good, many institutions can see the benefits of
offering loans to help people pay for their cosmetic procedures. Loan products have also been set up to help women who believe that they have a bad credit history and can’t get a loan. Women who want breast augmentation can find a lot of borrowers willing to help them.
Make Yourself Amazing is one of these groups that will help women to finance their breast augmentations. Their interest free loans are typically 12 month payment plans. These plans allow women to pay whatever they can, up front, and then pay the rest over a 12 month period, without any interest. They also offer flexible plans with regards to length of the loan, so that payments can be spread over a longer period of time. The plans are affordable. For example, repaying a treatment of ,2,995 can cost as little as ,20 a week, if it is spread over four years.
Having great breasts is something that most women want and would consider having plastic surgery to get. Some don’t do it because they don’t have all of the money set aside for it. Now that is no longer an issue. Loans are being offered to help women get the breast augmentations that they want. Women can have those awesome breasts in an affordable payment schedule that will fit their budget.
The quantity of plastic surgical procedures performed continues to top record numbers each year. Cosmetic surgery has become progressively more popular and is available to a wider range of individuals. Older people have procedures done to look younger and over-weight people get surgery done to be thinner. Men and women alike undergo plastic surgery to reshape the contours of their body. It has even been shown that teenagers are enthusiastic about plastic surgery.
A research study performed by GoodSurgeonGuide.co.ik said that 41 percent of girls between the ages of 13-16 years old are already considering a cosmetic procedure. That’s a little more than two in every five girls. Of the girls who said that they wanted a procedure done, 62 percent said they wanted bigger breasts, 55 percent wanted to change their teeth and 49 percent wanted some form of surgery for weight loss. Around 33 percent also thought that some nose work would be good too.
The study asked 1,012 girls in this age group about their views on cosmetic procedures and the answers were overwhelmingly positive from most of the girls. The media today has raised the awareness of the public concerning plastic surgeries. The majority of this media coverage is very flattering and thus, many people are more comfortable with considering cosmetic surgeries. It is not surprising that young girls have dreams of undergoing a procedure to make themselves more beautiful.
When asked about what concerns are making the girls consider plastic surgeries their answers were typical. Many teens are picked on at school about something and physical appearance is usually on the top of the list for bullies to pick at. Twenty-five percent of the girls said that they would change their appearance so that they would no longer be bullied about it at school. Celebrity worship is another category that pushed these girls to consider having plastic surgery. Most girls have some celebrity role model whom they idolize. Eleven percent said that considering a cosmetic procedure hinged on the fact that their celebrity role model had some plastic surgery done. Society promotes good looking bodies and pretty faces, as necessary for success, and teens see this idea everywhere they look.
Some of these teens, 49 percent, wanted to have the procedure now and 7 percent had already had some plastic surgery done. The co-founder of GoodSurgeonGuide.co.uk, Christiana Clogg commented, “If parents find themselves in situations where their children want surgery and they decide to support them, it is vital that the correct research is carried out to ensure teenagers don’t become victims of bad surgeons.”
Few plastic surgeries can change the physical appearance as drastically as a nose job. Even a slight augmentation to the nose can make a patient look and feel like a brand new person.
Recent advances in rhinoplasty have made the procedure even more attractive to patients as studies have shown that the best grafting material for use in nose reconstruction might come from the patient’s own rib cartilage.
In the past rhinoplasty surgery didn’t get the respect it deserved because the end results were often unsatisfactory due to the inability to find a great grafting material. The emergence of studies revealing rib cartilage as not only a suitable alternative, but the preferable alternative to other tissues has aided a renewal in the enthusiasm for this type of plastic surgery.
Previously surgeons would use bone cartilage from the septum or the concha of the ear to graft onto the nose to give it a new shape. Synthetic implants have also been used, however, none of these options gave the desired results and patients often felt displeased with the results of their procedure.
Studies done at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston claim that using rib cartilage provides fewer allergic reactions and better long term results. A survey was taken of 357 patients who had nasal reconstruction using rib cartilage and 94.2 per cent reported long term satisfaction with the results of their procedure.
Though cosmetic concerns are the number one reason for having a rhinoplasty done, many patients seek out the procedure to improve their ability to breathe. The rib cartilage seems to provide a better graft and therefore more stability for the long term success of the reconstructed nose. Revision rhinoplasty surgery was not requested with any of the patients surveyed and there were no reported allergic reactions when rib cartilage was used.
Though it is important for all candidates for cosmetic surgery to have realistic ideas of what they hope their surgery to achieve, because of the advances in rhinoplasty involving rib cartilage the potential negative results and side effects of the procedure have lessoned making it a more viable alternative for those who want to make a permanent change in their facial structure.
For many of us plastic surgery is a one-step solution to remedying a problem which has troubled us for a long time. Be it re-enhancing our faces or covering up a receding hair line, once we’ve had the procedure and are happy with the results we tend to be much happier and thus walk away from the world of cosmetic surgery with a confidence boost and a much better life. However, for some people, cosmetic surgery simply becomes life, nothing is ever good enough. Nothing is every sculpted, or young or big enough. Getting addicted to plastic and cosmetic surgery can be dangerous and yet some people are still going back time and time again to enhance what doesn’t really need enhancing in the first place.
Sheyla Hershey, who already has the dubious accolade of having the world’s largest breast implants, is, if recent reports are to be believed, considering enhancing her bust even more. Her cup size currently stands at a mind-blowing 38KKK and, if more surgery is on the menu, it seems the world records are going to have to be ripped up and re-written for this ravishing woman who doesn’t seem to be able to say when enough is enough.
However, the surgery might not yet happen, as surgeons in America have said that they are unwilling to perform the surgery as there are too many risks involved in increasing the cup size even further. This has pushed Miss Hershey to consider surgery tourism as, according to some reports, plastic surgeons in Brazil may well be more open to performing the procedure. As well as being entertaining, this story also highlights the dangers of cosmetic surgery tourism. If even in America, a land where anything and everything can be enhanced or smoothed over, doctors aren’t wanting to perform the surgery then this is probably a pretty good indication that it is unsafe. Surgeries may well be cheaper abroad but the level of care you receive may well not be as high as it would be if you stayed at home.
It isn’t just her breasts which have been surgically enhanced; Miss Hershey has had a whopping 18 plastic surgeries which range widely from rhinoplasty to buttock enhancement. She is also not alone in seeking bigger breasts; breast augmentation procedures are constantly the most popular on both sides of the Atlantic. But this story does the beg the question: How big is too big?
Everybody knows the old saying that money can’t buy you happiness. Well, how about this one as an alternative. Money can buy you a dazzling pair of new breasts which, in turn, can bring you even more wealth and, perhaps, a little bit of anti-recession happiness as well!
Research has been carried out which suggests, perhaps quite obviously when you consider the idea logically, that having an enhanced bust-line can help in a person’s bid to become famous and can thus, in the long run, mean that they earn a lot more money. Colin Stewart is the man who pointed out this trend, saying that the two women from the two wealthiest celebrity couples have both undergone plastic surgery. So is this a quantifiable trend? Or merely a healthy, pert coincidence?
The two women in question in this research were Jordan, aka Katie Price, who has recently split from her singer husband Peter Andre, and Victoria Beckham, style icon and worldwide celebrity supreme. Both these women are incredibly wealthy and incredibly beautiful but, does their success owe anything to their surgeries or is it rather down to having a shrewd business head? Jordan’s early glamour modelling career was certainly down to her enhanced figure but, in the case of Mrs. Beckham one does feel that success and wealth was more to do with her Spice Girl associations and footballing husband than her always debated plastic surgeries; indeed it is not really known what surgeries Victoria has had which, I guess, is testament to how natural they look (if indeed she has had any at all). Indeed Victoria Beckham is even said to have had her large breast implants removed in an effort to change her image; she is rich from being a constantly moving style icon, not necessarily for surgery alone.
Indeed, if this research were true then one would assume that there were many more rich people out there than is actually the case. Breast Augmentations are constantly the most requested most performed surgery on both sides of the Atlantic; around 300,000 were performed last year in the U.S alone. There is no doubt that an ample bust can “enhance” certain careers, such as glamour models, but it is not the only thing needed to succeed. Surgery is a helping hand but, as Katie Price has proved, a good business head and a good agent are also needed.