From boosting self-esteem to improving physical health, the benefits of cosmetic surgery are far and wide.
But you can have too much of a good thing.
Excessive cosmetic surgery can pose serious risks to your health and wellbeing, so it’s important to know how much is too much.
Here we outline some of the signs that it may be time to take a step back.
Significant health risks
Having multiple procedures over many years can impact your health. Part of healing is the forming of scar tissue and tissue that dies which can cause problems if someone undergoes many surgeries. Too many procedures on the nose can lead to breathing problems. Removing excessive amounts of fat through liposuction increases your risk of infection, blood clots and fat entering the bloodstream, to name just a few.
Getting frequent invasive surgeries exposes your body to continual trauma and there’s only so much your body can take. So, if the next procedure you’re considering carries high risks to your health or you’ve noticed the surgery is affecting your wellbeing, take a step back.
Becoming an addiction
Cosmetic surgery carries the risk of addiction. Understood as a behavioural disorder, cosmetic surgery addiction affects an individual’s wellbeing, health and finances.
People can develop a compulsion to constantly change their appearance, resulting in a life revolving around cosmetic surgery. Those that have body dysmorphic disorder are more likely to get addicted to cosmetic surgery. If addiction or body dysmorphic disorder is something you’re concerned about, it’s important to seek professional support.
Don’t recognise yourself
If your own reflection is beginning to become unrecognisable, it may be time to stop the surgery.
Changing so much of your physical appearance can impact your sense of identity. You may find that you’re becoming disconnected from who you are. If this is the case, it’s worth taking the time to question whether more surgery is right for you.
Others voice concern
Sometimes our self-perception can be clouded.
Ultimately, cosmetic surgery is your decision, but it can be useful to seek the advice of those closest to you. If friends and family members have started to voice their concern about the amount of cosmetic surgery you’re getting, it’s worth listening. Those that care about you want to protect you, so getting that outside perspective can be incredibly valuable.
At MedicoTrips your health is our priority. Our specialist team carry out in-depth consultations to make sure cosmetic surgery is the right choice for you. To speak with an expert, give us a call on +44 121 288 4552.