Face lift (Source WebMD)
Think carefully about the decision to have cosmetic surgery. Surgery always involves some risk. The risks depend on your health and the type of procedure you have. They can range from slight scarring to infection and even death. Serious problems are rare, but they can occur.
Also, there is no guarantee that you will get the results you want. Results are lasting unless you have surgery again. Talk with your doctor about the possible risks and benefits of the surgery.
- Reconstructive surgery. This is typically done to improve a visible scar, skin condition, or malformed body part caused by an injury, a surgery, a disease, or a birth defect. These problems can affect your day-to-day life, including your job, your relationships and your self-esteem.
- Elective cosmetic surgery. Being unhappy with something about your appearance-such as a large nose, small breasts, wrinkles , or fat around your belly or hips-is a common reason for choosing to have cosmetic surgery. These kinds of flaws don’t bother everyone who has them. Many people don’t think of them as flaws at all. But for other people, these things can affect self-image and confidence. Cosmetic surgery is one way to address them.