Cosmetic Surgery On The Rise, But Is It Right For You?

May 17, 2015

Recent years have seen a dramatic growth in the uptake of cosmetic surgery amongst people of all nationalities around the world, irrespective of race, colour or creed. What was formerly the domain of the super rich and celebrities is today accessible to an ever-widening group of enthusiastic patients of more modest means, queuing up to adjust their appearance, correcting little anomalies here and there, and thereby improving their self-image and quality of life in general. At least, that’s the theory. This article takes a look at the reality and implications of cosmetic surgery from the point of view of the patients and the surgeons who undertake such life-transforming work.

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First of all a few definitions are in order, since many medical and quasi-medical terms are these days bandied about in the media with apparently little thought as to their correct usage and meaning, regularly leaving patients overwhelmed by miss-information and indeed information overload in general. To set the record straight we talked to Dr Allen Rezai, Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon of Harley Street, London, and also founder of Elite Plastic & When asked for a definition of Plastic Cosmetic Surgery Group in Dubai Healthcare City, UAE.Surgery, Dr Rezai immediately retorted “I assume that when talking about Plastic Surgery, you really mean Cosmetic Surgery. As normally, Plastic Surgery focuses on repairing and reconstructing abnormal structures of the body caused by birth defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumours or disease, whereas Cosmetic Surgery is a type of Plastic Surgery that alter one’s appearance.”

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