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Cosmetic Surgery

by: Kevin Stith

Cosmetic surgery is done by qualified surgeons to visually improve any part of the body. Usually, many people undergo cosmetic surgery to better their appearance. It is also referred to as elective surgery, since the patient chooses to undertake surgery although it is not mandatory.

Cosmetic surgery can be broadly classified into body contouring, facial cosmetic surgery, non-invasive treatments, and facial rejuvenation. According to recent figures published by the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, women were not the only ones undergoing cosmetic surgery. Men accounted for 11 percent of the total cosmetic surgeries performed in 2005.

Whether a patient is considering a face-lift, liposuction or breast implants, cosmetic surgery should not be viewed frivolously. Many surgeons are of the opinion that certain factors in the patient�s life could be influencing their decision to undergo cosmetic surgery, and they may choose to delay the operation until the patient has received psychiatric counseling. This is largely due to the fact that the results of cosmetic surgery are permanent.

It is preferable to choose a cosmetic surgeon who has a couple of years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery, in addition to basic surgical training. Patients should opt for surgeons who specialize in the kind of procedure they are seeking. A good reference point is the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery [AACS], which promotes the practice of cosmetic surgery. Since its formation in 1985, the AACS has become the leading representative of cosmetic surgery practitioners from a wide range of medical disciplines, including general surgery, plastic surgery, dermatological surgery, ophthalmology and otolaryngology.

Cosmetic surgery is being used to enhance various parts of body by men and women alike around the world. With the surgery becoming less complicated and more easily accessible, it is now also affordable for many people.

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery provides detailed information on Cosmetic Surgery, Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, Cosmetic Laser Surgery, Facial Cosmetic Surgery and more. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is affiliated with Mini Face Lifts.

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