Cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery, as it is commonly called is a medical procedure that involves surgical changes made to specific parts of the body. These procedures are very prevalent across the world and in spite of their relatively higher costs, they are gaining in popularity. There are many reasons for which people choose to opt for these procedures and they can be broadly classified under: Medical and Non medical reasons. These classifications have further divisions and sub divisions. They are listed below:
Non Medical reasons:
Personal: Many people have specific expectations about the various parts of their bodies. They are dissatisfied with the way these parts appear presently and are willing to go under the knife to change or alter them. The personal reasons for people to choose cosmetic surgery can also be influenced by societal pressures but many people voluntarily opt for the surgeries just for the sake of aesthetic enhancement.
Professional: Many people are involved in professions that involve regular interactions with other people and also public appearances and life styles. People might choose to improve their appearance or alter physical imperfections to ensure that they are presentable aesthetically. This motivation is also a common reason for people to choose cosmetic procedures.
Compulsive: This is a fairly recent phenomenon. There are many people who are compulsive and obsessive about their physical state of being. There might not even be a real need for the procedures but people may be compulsively inclined for the surgery. This is a psychological ailment and since this is a new phenomenon, the causes and cures are yet to be determined.
Existing disfigurements: Many people are born with physical deformities and imperfections. Some of these imperfections can also adversely impact the life styles of people. Modern day improvements in cosmetic surgery have enabled many people to rectify these imperfections and live normal lives. Even if the deformities are not life style impacting, people can choose to rectify their problems with the help of these procedures, based on medical recommendation
Acquired disfigurements: people who have experienced disfigurements due to accidents can choose to rectify those problems by opting for cosmetic surgery. Most of these types of surgeries are recommended by the doctors and the procedures can depend upon the complexities of the disfigurements.
Psychological: Some people suffer from depression and loss of self esteem because of their physical disfigurements or imperfections. The imperfections may or may not actually be impactful on life styles but the depressed mental state can impair the way of lives. So, many physicians recommend cosmetic surgery for people suffering from such ailments, to ensure that they are cured of their psychological problems.