World Plastic Surgery Day: Importance of trained surgeons

July 15 has been recognized as World Plastic Surgery Day. While there were misconceptions a few years back, now more people are aware that plastic surgery can elevate self-confidence.  Plastic surgery basically falls into two categories – reconstructive and aesthetic/cosmetic surgery. Treatment of burn victims, cancer patients, etc. is covered under reconstructive surgery. Aesthetic or cosmetic surgeries remain a popular choice for those looking to boost their self-esteem and enhance their looks.

Aesthetic or cosmetic surgeries were earlier undertaken by celebrities and socialites.  Nowadays common people are also going in for the same.  For men, hair transplant, liposuction, nose jobs, man-breast correction, neck or eyelid lifts are the most common.

Women usually opt for breast surgery (implants, augmentation, tightening, or reduction), liposuction or body contouring, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty, facial contouring (high cheekbones, jawline, etc.).

Risks versus Rewards of Plastic Surgeries

Rewards of Plastic surgeries generally outweigh the risks involved. If one goes for a trained surgeon, the risks involved are minimal.  Further, the trained surgeon is able to fix them.  It is advisable that the procedures are done by qualified surgeons only.

Of late, several hair transplant centers, liposuction centers, etc. have mushroomed.  It is advisable that before opting for the procedure, a thorough check is performed.  Only board-approved and registered doctors should be chosen to perform the required procedures.


Plastic surgery involves consultation, counseling, and then making an informed decision.  It is a  life-changing decision and can have short and long-term effects. Over the years the procedures have become less invasive and safe.  Overall, it makes people happy and boosts their confidence and self-esteem.


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