Does cosmetic surgery change you as a person?

We often say, that how we feel is reflected in our looks. The converse is also true, and how we look, can affect our feelings.

From the feed back from my patients over  many decades, I believe that it does. My patients tell me that  after rhinoplasty surgery, they have got more self confident, as they no longer feel  conscious about their nose. The same feeling is reflected by my patients after various procedures. After gynaecomastia surgery, my patients have been able to go back to the gym as they feel more confident about their body. This improves their physical and mental health.  Similarly post liposuction too.

If you look better, you feel better, and that makes you a happier and a better person.

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Lip enhancement

As we age, our lips become thinner and lose definition. This may make us look old and  our expression look sad.

Lip enhancement by fillers is a popular procedure to restore fullness of the lips.They also make the smile more beautiful, improve facial expression by helping to turn the corners of the mouth upwards and give the lips a more youthful look.

The procedure is done under local anaesthetic and the effect lasts for 6 to 9 months.

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Minimise scarring after surgery

Cosmetic surgery is like an art form and surgeons have years of training to put stitches delicately to reduce any scarring. Even then, there is initially always a fine scar formed which will gradually fade away.

There are things you could do to look after the wound and help the skin to heal well and quickly.

After surgery, ensure that you are eating a healthy and balanced diet.  Take some time off work, rest and sleep well.  Follow the surgeon’s instructions about exercise and do not overdo it.

Avoid smoking and alcohol before and after surgery.  Protect your skin from the sun, as sun exposure can increase pigmentation in the scar. If needed, use a sun protection cream and use a scarf or hat.

Our body has great healing and repairing powers but we can help by looking after ourselves.

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