There are many different reasons why someone might want to get a plastic surgery. Even though some of the reasons could be considered wrong reasons, the decision to have or not to have plastic surgery should always be a personal one.
Here are 8 of the reasons why some people want to get plastic surgery.
1. To get rid of scars
Ilnesses, accidents and animal bites can cause damages to someone’s face or body. Some people choose to have plastic surgery to get rid of scars and deformities. A good example of this is when a woman chooses reconstructive breast surgery to help herself feel better in her own skin after a mastectomy.
2. To correct birth defects
Reconstructive plastic surgery can also correct birth defects and birthmarks, while restoring normal appearance and function to a part of someone’s body. Cleft lip and palate, protruding ears, birthmarks, and skeletal deformities can easily be corrected with plastic surgery.
3. To remove excess skin after weight loss
Some people who have achieved a serious weight loss will turn to plastic surgery to get rid of excess skin that simply will not shrink. This is a good way to correct the appearance of a body, to forget about the damages caused by obesity and to move forward.
4. To improve their self-image
Most people have at least one thing that they don’t like about their body. Some people, however, decide to turn to plastic surgery to change what they don’t like so they can feel better about the way they look, improve their appearance and increase their self-esteem
5. To look younger
Many people are worried about the signs of aging, and plastic surgery is for them a way to turn back the clock. To try to look as young as they feel, they will turn to facelifts, blepharoplasty, and other procedures that will help them achieve a more youthful appearance.
6. To look like a celebrity
There are also some people who become obsessed with the look of their favorite actress or singer, and will want to try everything they can to look just like them. If their favorite celebrity has chosen to have a plastic surgery, these people might mistakenly think that the results of this procedure will be the same for them.
7. To follow a trend
Sadly, some people are making the choice of having a plastic surgery because someone they know had it done, or because they notice that a lot of people are doing it. A plastic surgery is not a decision that should be taken lightly: after all, many people who chose plastic surgery end up being disappointed.
8. To please someone else
Finally, there are people who will decide to have a plastic surgery because their partner, a friend or a colleague has told them that they should get one. This is another wrong reason to get plastic surgery, because no one has the right to decide for you that you would look better with bigger breasts, or a different nose.