Cosmetic Surgery Trends for African American Women

What is Cosmetic Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic plastic surgery is done to change your appearance.  For some, this may mean reshaping and reshaping the body, smoothing out wrinkles or eliminating bald spots.  There are many cosmetic surgeries that men and women can opt for in order to create an image that will make them look more confident and pleasing.

Although health insurance rarely covers the cost of cosmetic procedures, the number of people having cosmetic surgery continues to increase.  The main cosmetic surgeries are breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty and face lift.


Main objective of cosmetic Surgery

The goal of cosmetic surgery is to improve a person’s appearance, self-esteem, and confidence.  Cosmetic surgery can be done on the face and any part of the body.

Because cosmetic surgery can dramatically and permanently change the way you look on the outside, it is important to understand how these changes can affect your insides.  Before making an appointment with a plastic surgeon, think about why you want to change your appearance.

Understand the medical risks, the physical effects during recovery, how the surgery will affect you personally and professionally, what lifestyle changes may accompany the recovery period, and the costs involved.

      Get past situations under control.

You must abstain from smoking and nicotine products for four to six weeks before and after surgery, including chewing tobacco and nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.

You must maintain a stable weight for 6 to 12 months during some procedures

      Cosmetic Surgery Risks

All surgeries, including cosmetic procedures, carry risks.  If your body mass index is 30 or higher (obesity) or if you have diabetes, you may be at higher risk of complications such as blood clots in the legs or lungs.  Smoking also increases the risk and interferes with treatment.

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You will meet with your surgeon to discuss these and other risks related to your medical history.

      Possible complications of any surgery are:

Anesthesia-related complications, including pneumonia, blood clots, and rarely death

Infection at the incision site, which may impair healing and require additional surgery

Accumulation of fluid under the skin.

Mild bleeding, which may require further surgery, or bleeding enough to require a blood transfusion

Abnormal scarring due to skin damage.

Ablation of the surgical wound, which sometimes requires additional intervention

Nerve damage causes numbness and tingling, which can be permanent.



Although you are informed and prepared, you may be surprised by the bruising and swelling that occurs after cosmetic surgery and how long it lasts.  It may take at least three weeks for the bruises to go away;  The swelling can last even longer.

A brief period of “blues” or low morale may occur during recovery.  Anticipating the results of your surgery or waiting for your normal activities to resume can be frustrating and frustrating.

Realistic expectations are essential: the goal is improvement, not perfection.  Each person will have a different result.  Remember:

Bruising and swelling are temporary.  Surgical scars are permanent.

Recovery time varies by person and procedure, but at least six to 12 weeks is typical for many cosmetic surgeries.

Follow-up surgery may be needed to achieve your goals.