Risks and side effects of plastic surgery

by Cathi Graham | Posted in:

The desire to turn back time and regain your youthful glow is often all it takes to overlook the possible risks and side effects of plastic surgery. What some people don’t realize is that surgical facelifts are not the only way to remove wrinkles and saggy skin. Let’s take a look at some of the possible side effects of plastic surgery, and some great alternatives.

What are some possible side effects of plastic surgery?

The list of possible side effects of plastic surgery is extensive, but some of the more common side effects include scarring, bruising, hair loss and a painful recovery. There are other more severe risks including blood loss and infection as well as nerve damage. Most surgeons can not guarantee that your body won’t react negatively to the procedure. They also make you sign consent forms before the surgery because there are always possible risks of infection and blood loss any time a surgical procedure is performed. This doesn’t sound like a healthy form of anti-aging.

Injectable toxins only provide temporary wrinkle relief

The most well known plastic surgery alternative is Botox®. The process of Botox® consists of injecting botulinum toxin into the skin to paralyze the facial muscle, which in turn temporarily lessens wrinkles and lines. Botox® usually lasts for 3 months or more before the procedure needs to be repeated. Injecting a toxin into the body can not be a good thing!

The science behind non-surgical facelifts

Our skin the largest organ in the body and it ages over time, loses its elasticity, develops lines, wrinkles and dark spots. It may seem impossible to reverse signs of aging without reverting to plastic surgery, however it is possible. The appearance of lines and wrinkles can be removed by other non-invasive means. Here are some scientific facts about your skin and how your can get anti-aging effects without plastic surgery or Botox®.

Hydrate your skin to bring back your skin’s natural elasticity

Your skin loses its elasticity when it doesn’t receive enough moisture. By using moisturizing serums and creams you can re-hydrate your skin and bring back the natural elasticity. Protecting your skin from harsh environmental factors like intense sun and extreme temperatures also helps maintain your skin’s healthy moisture.

Stimulate natural collagen production

Your skin is also full of collagen, a protein that is naturally produced within the body. The production of collagen slows down over time so your skin begins to sag and wrinkle. There are ways to stimulate collagen production with beauty products containing collagen and tri-peptides as well as some electronic devices that use non-invasive high frequency to stimulate collagen production.

What method will you choose to rediscover a younger you?

Now that you have seen some of the possible side effects of plastic surgery and have also been introduced to some natural anti-aging alternatives, what will you choose?