Confidence comes from many sources: your professional pride, your education, your family and of course how you look.
However you view at it, the market for plastic surgery and enhancements is growing, particularly in the Asian continent. Currently, the US and Brazil top the list with the most procedures carried out each year, but South Korea is catching up fast as the trend gains in popularity in this part of the world.
There are many reasons people opt for surgery and yes, gaining confidence is one of them. Other reasons include reversing telltale signs of aging and doing what exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle can’t achieve alone. The bottom line is that by looking younger, firmer and more attractive you’ll be given a massive confidence boost on the inside.
Naturally, a healthy lifestyle is the starting point that all health professionals point to for staying fit and healthy, but for some people, this isn’t enough and taking on the aging process is the ultimate goal.
Major To Minor
Whatever the reasons, the days of just one or two large-scale procedures such as liposuction and breast reduction/enlargement have long gone and now there is a veritable menu of small, subtle procedures on offer. Everything from cosmetic eye surgery to nose realignment and more.
These smaller-scale procedures have become much more accessible to men and women, looking for less surgery but dramatic results. They still rank behind liposuction as the number one cosmetic procedure but are rising fast up the rankings.
And what of the associated risks? Today’s modern approach to surgery of all kinds has developed rapidly over the last few decades.
Technological advancements in how procedures are carried out mean much less downtime for patients and far less risk from infections. Invasive surgery has lessened dramatically and many procedures are carried out through non-surgical means. This has lead to less scarring and lower costs.
A shift too in what makes a cosmetically successful procedure has also paved the way for a ‘less is sometimes more’ approach, with surgeons working to enhance what’s already great and spending less time trying to erase what is ‘bad’.
Treatments have become more and more about the patient and achieving individual goals and much less about a one-size-fits-all approach. While one patient will simply want some of the skin tightened around the eyes and be quite happy with that, another will opt for something more radical. Patients have become far more confident in taking the lead and believing they will get the results they’re paying for.
Cosmetic procedures are no longer just the remit of rich, older women but are something even the so-called millennial generation is now talking about and considering with zero judgment.
Surgery to improve confidence or look younger is no longer the taboo subject it once was. It is fast becoming recognized as an individual’s choice to present themselves to the world in any way they see fit. And with fewer risks and less recovery time, it’s the choice of a smart generation.