LAT­EST COS­METIC PRO­CE­DURES

En­hance your beauty.

Woman's Era - - Contents - Shree Prakash

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Cos­met­ics are sub­stances usu­ally used by beau­ti­fi­ca­tions for en­hance­ment of ap­pear­ance like cos­met­ics ap­plied to face for make-up. Cos­metic pro­ce­dure is a process in which some process is used to break and suck out fat/de­sired parts from the body or to im­plant some­thing for you to look bet­ter. Cos­metic surgery can be per­formed on many ar­eas of the body like the face, head, neck, and body. This may be also done for med­i­cal rea­sons for proper func­tion­ing of some part. Cos­metic surgery is usu­ally elec­tive.

Growth of cos­metic surgery

Plas­tic surgery was done to re­pair bro­ken nose in 2500-3000 BC in Egypt. Even in In­dia, the first re­con­struc­tive surgery was done in 800 BC and sub­stan­tial con­tri­bu­tion was made by Sushruta it plas­tic surgery. The med­i­cal book by Sushruta and Charak writ­ten in San­skrit was sub­se­quently trans­lated in Ara­bic and English which then trav­elled to Europe. Ro­mans also car­ried out sim­ple plas­tic/cos­metic surgery to re­pair ears in 1st cen­tury BC. With ad­vance­ments in the med­i­cal and tech­no­log­i­cal fields cos­metic pro­ce­dures un­der­went dras­tic changes lead­ing to not all re­pair­ing of or­gans but en­hance­ments in over­all ap­pear­ance and beauty of a per­son. Those who can af­ford it can get a beautiful face, nose, lips, breasts, butts, ab­domen etc.

Re­con­struc­tive plas­tic surgery is done to re­pair func­tional im­pair­ment caused by burns or ac­ci­dents.

WITH AD­VANCE­MENTS IN THE MED­I­CAL AND TECH­NO­LOG­I­CAL FIELDS COS­METIC PRO­CE­DURES UN­DER­WENT DRAS­TIC CHANGES LEAD­ING TO NOT ALL RE­PAIR­ING OF OR­GANS BUT EN­HANCE­MENTS IN OVER­ALL AP­PEAR­ANCE AND BEAUTY OF A PER­SON.

New cos­metic pro­ce­dures

Ab­domino­plasty: It is done to re­shape or for firm­ness of the ab­domen. Acne scars / age spots cos­metic re­pair: It can undo ugly scar / age­ing marks. Alope­cia: Can re­pair com­plete or par­tial hair loss. Ble­pharo­plasty: It can re­shape eye­lids.

Bo­tox: Bo­tox in­jec­tions can re­ju­ve­nate skin by re­mov­ing wrin­kles and help in mi­graine pain.

Phal­lo­plasty: For re­shap­ing / re­con­struc­tion of the pe­nis.

Mam­mo­plasty: It can aug­ment breasts by graft­ing saline, sil­i­cone or pros­thetic. It can re­duce breasts by re­mov­ing skin / tis­sues.

Mastopexy: It can re­duce / re­shape sag­ging ef­fects of breast by lift­ing.

But­tock aug­men­ta­tion: Can en­hance but­tocks by im­plant­ing sil­i­cone or graft­ing fats from other ar­eas. It can also tighten butts.

Cry­olipol­y­sis: It re­moves fat de­posits to re­shape body con­tours.

Chem­i­cal peel: A chem­i­cal so­lu­tion is ap­plied to re­move dead skin cells and fa­cil­i­tate the pro­duc­tion of new cells. Cry­oneu­ro­mod­u­la­tion: It is used for the treat­ment of su­per­fi­cial tis­sues for wrin­kles and re­moval or tem­po­rary pain re­lief. Labi­aplasty: For re­shap­ing of the labia.

Rhytidec­tomy: Re­moval of wrin­kles and age­ing signs from the face, also known as face lift­ing.

Ge­nio­plasty: Re­shap­ing of the chin usu­ally by sil­i­cone im­plant.

Fillers, col­la­gen: A filler such as hyaluronic acid is in­jected for re­shap­ing thin, droop­ing or flat lips or by im­plant also. Laser resur­fac­ing: It can re­duce the depth of pores on the fa­cial skin. Li­po­suc­tion: Ex­tra fat is bro­ken and sucked out by a de­vice called can­nula.

Oto­plasty: It can re­shape pro­trud­ing or mis­shaped ears for a bet­ter look. Pae­di­atric plas­tic surgery: It can be done on chil­dren to re­move some de­fects at birth like fin­gers, toes web­bing. Rhino­plasty: This can re­pair or re­shape nose.

Vagino­plasty: It is a plas­tic surgery done for both vag­i­nal canal and tis­sues of mu­cous mem­brane that tight­ens. Some like to do this to re­gain a lost hy­men, maybe to present as vir­gin.

Re­mark­able ben­e­fits: Med­i­cal aes­thetic pro­ce­dures are a boon in some cases. Ear­lier, doc­tors were un­able to re­move deadly car­cino­genic cells, tu­mours and over­grown body fea­tures. These pro­ce­dures were ex­tremely painful too and peo­ple were scared to get it done. But now it is much eas­ier.

Risks in cos­metic pro­ce­dures: Like any other surgery, cos­metic surgery has also some risks and com­pli­ca­tions like haematoma, nerve dam­age, scars, in­fec­tions or fail­ure of surgery. Breast im­plant has the risk of rup­ture also or it may need re­ver­sal af­ter a few years. Psy­cho­log­i­cal com­pli­ca­tions: While me­dia ad­ver­tise cos­metic pro­ce­dure ben­e­fits, many peo­ple do not get de­sired aes­thetic re­sult in en­hance­ment of over­all ap­pear­ance de­spite the huge cost. This might lead to dis­ap­point­ments and de­pres­sion in some cases

Cos­metic in­dus­try and In­dia: The cos­metic in­dus­try has been grow­ing at a hand­some rate, com­pared to 7 per cent of 2008 it now is at a 17 per cent av­er­age for the past five years. In 2016 it stood at 6.5 bil­lion dol­lars as com­pared to 2.5 bil­lion dol­lars of 2008.

Mainly for bet­ter ap­pear­ance, In­dian youths – fe­males and celebri­ties in par­tic­u­lar – are hav­ing cos­metic pro­ce­dures. In­dia stood 4th in 2009 in the global cos­metic in­dus­try be­hind the U. S. A., Ja­pan and China. Sta­tis­tics re­veal that there is a grow­ing de­mand for it in the huge mid­dle-class pop­u­la­tion too ow­ing to strong de­sire to achieve bet­ter body shape and en­hanc­ing chances of suc­cess in mar­riage or pro­fes­sion. Cos­metic pro­ce­dures in In­dia is at­tract­ing med­i­cal tourism also as it is cheaper here com­pared to the U. S. and other ad­vanced na­tions.

Life isn't about find­ing your­self. Life is about cre­at­ing your­self.

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