Let’s face it: people are not perfect and we all have flaws—except that that is what makes us unique; a flaw to us is not always a flaw to others.
We, as people, need to become more confident in the way we look and not lean towards all these forms of cosmetic surgery and alterations. Sadly, many people are not okay with the ‘flaws’ they see and a lot of people get these flaws fixed. This is a massive issue.
People are constantly tweaking and altering their appearances medically and surgically, which causes great harm.
Many people only care about how they look and they follow latest trends, meaning that there is no second thought to the actual harms, dangers and risks of plastic surgery, fillers and botox. Keep reading to learn the reality of these dangerous beauty treatments that are seen as a haven—some would even say the holy grail—of youth and good looks.
Sure, plastic surgery is used to remove unwanted skin, wrinkles or marks, to remove fat and tuck things away or to enlarge or reduce certain body parts just so that a person can achieve their ideal appearance. However, when it comes to plastic surgery, there are some emotional and mental issues that come with the health risks.
A big emotional factor to getting plastic surgery is the damage done to relationships with friends, family, colleagues and significant others.
These people in your life will either worry about your self-esteem and the medical issues that can go wrong, or they will get jealous, judge, view you as a threat and possibly even see you as vain, which can and does ruin relationships. The person getting the surgery also goes through issues.
During the recovery stage after the surgery, they will often feel depressed and like their surgery did not fix everything they wanted, which results in disappointment and even more depression, which often leads to the person wanting to go under the knife again and again.
As for the health risks, these vary depending on the surgery, but the underlying risks are discoloration of the skin, tissue necrosis, asymmetry, infections, scar tissue, allergic reactions, rejection to the implant, sensory change and death.
There are also instances where surgeries have gone wrong. For example, a woman who had cosmetic eye surgery was unable to blink after the initial surgery and remains unable to do so despite the additional 22 corrective surgeries she’s since had. Beauty is pain, but it is not meant to be as painful and dangerous as cosmetic surgery is.
Botox is made from the most toxic and lethal poison known to man. Despite there being no known long-term side effects, it is still something that is unnatural and harmful to the human body.
Botox is a purified derivative of botulinum toxin A, which is the bacteria that is made from a deadly poison. In the world of beauty, the purpose of botox is to smooth and erase wrinkles temporarily, which does sound like a dream but the cost and risk of using botox is still not worth the result.
Botox essentially paralyzes the muscles that create wrinkles, which is unnatural and runs the risk of causing a crooked smile, drooling, vision problems, droopy eyes, muscle weakness that spreads all over the body, trouble speaking, cocked eyebrows, issues with breathing, difficulties swallowing and even a loss of bladder control.
When injected with botox, there is guaranteed to be bruising, swelling and pain in the area as well. In fact, most places in the world only allow for botox to be legally done for medical purposes, such as people with Cerebral Palsy and chronic migraines, not for cosmetic purposes.
Fillers are similar to botox as they can be used to get rid of wrinkles temporarily, but they are mainly used to enhance and enlarge lips, cheeks, and other places on the body. However, fillers are much more harmful as the possibility of rejecting and being allergic to the substance is greater.
The risk with fillers is also higher due to the chance of it being injected right into a blood vessel, which is very dangerous as the blood vessel will create a blockage. If this happens, it can then burst or travel to the lungs. Fillers can also make your face to sag or lead to skin and tissue erosion. The most serious risks with fillers are embolisms, vascular occlusion (this can lead to tissue necrosis or death), blood clots, dying tissue and blindness.
The cosmetic world grants us the ability to enhance and alter our appearance so that we can look the way we truly want to. However, the cost of this is not only expensive financially, but also has a high cost physically, mentally and emotionally. If you are planning on getting any form of cosmetic surgery, it is crucial to make sure it is being done by a professional and to be sure the surgery or alteration is as safe as possible. It is also important to know the risks and to also be aware that you will not come out matching the high expectations you have set in your mind.
It is also important to know that Body Dysmorphic Disorder (B.D.D) is also very dangerous and can form very quickly as a dangerous addiction that makes you overexaggerate your ‘flaws’ and lead to you wanting to have even more surgery. If you have that or any depression from all these surgeries or enhancements, it is important to get help. If you have any thoughts on this topic, feel free to share!