If you’re over 40, chances are the term plastic surgery has a mixed meaning to you. When you were first hearing about plastic surgery, it was largely the realm of the super wealthy choosing to “go under the knife” to satisfy their vanity. Prices were outrageous, the results could sometimes be comical, and the whole field had some rather large question marks surrounding it.
Fast forward to today and it’s time to change those impressions of plastic surgery. Even if you’re not currently contemplating a procedure, the field is entirely different than the niche business for the super rich that it was.
Many think of plastic surgery as boob jobs, facelifts, and liposuction. But in reality, these days there isn’t a single area of the body that cannot be targeted with pinpoint accuracy to address issues and create improvements. What’s more, advances in the field have led to innovative new approaches that in many cases are now performed with minimal invasiveness. The major surgeries of years gone by are now performed as simple outpatient procedures with incredibly short recovery times.
And in terms of safety, the statistics speak for themselves. Today’s cosmetic surgery is in a different league to that of prior decades and the safety records of the best in the business are largely flawless. Information is more abundant and available online, the costs of procedures have dropped, and the results are incredible.
So, if your impressions of plastic surgery are based in the 70s or 80s, it’s time to take a look the industry now and change those perceptions.