Beauty from pain
For centuries, women have done some weirdly painful things to achieve high standards of beauty of the time, from foot binding to a tapeworm diet. A women’s appearance has always been heavily influenced by fashion trends and social pressures which, consequently, led the women to believe that they always need to look their best. It seems that the old saying that beauty comes from the inside has become just an empty phrase or an excuse. New technologies and modern beauty industry has enabled a twenty first century woman to go to extreme measures to alter her appearances whatever the cost. Apart from an extensive range of expensive beauty products, women undergo excruciatingly painful plastic surgeries which require subsequent harsh treatments all for the sake of beauty. Regardless of how expensive, uncomfortable, time-consuming and even life-threatening operating procedures might be, they will do anything to look perfect.
Is the work-out not giving you a nice flat tummy and smooth youthful skin? There’s nothing to worry about because you can always consider tummy tuck, and just in few cuts you’ll be as good as new! However, bear in mind that it hurts to be pretty. Tummy tuck is a procedure that includes removing extra fat and skin around the stomach simultaneously tightening the muscles in the abdominal wall. This surgery is most popular with women who seem to have lower self-esteem because of the difficulty to lose weight after pregnancy. The procedure is extremely painful, it causes bruising and swelling, it leaves scars that can take months to heal, physical activity is limited and there is a possibility of postoperative depression. Furthermore, in order to prevent the pain from becoming unbearable it is necessary to regularly take antibiotics.
Face is the most distinctive part on our body and to most women, having regular facial features is what matters the most. Rhinoplasty is another cosmetic surgery which reshapes the nose, making it ether smaller or bigger or corrects any defects in and on the nose. After the procedure, patients usually experience dull aching followed by frequent severe headaches. The face becomes fluffy; there are bruises around the eyes followed by swelling which takes longer period of time to disappear, sometimes even a year. It might not be so painful but it surely is incredibly uncomfortable. What’s more, the painkillers and the steroids that patients usually take make them feel hungry, irritable and nauseous.
Fraxel laser skin treatment helps you restore the original texture and smoothness of your skin, removes the signs of aging and erases or reduces any unwanted spots such as scars and wrinkles. It is mostly appealing to older middle-aged women who would like to treat their aging skin. However, like any surgical procedure, a cosmetic fraxel laser skin treatment is no walk in the park. Patients might feel some pain and stinging, prickling or burning sensation afterwards as lasering destroys the outer layers of the skin and requires some period of recovery like a week or two. Another downside is that it cannot last for years. Whatever you do, wrinkles and lines will eventually appear and you will have to repeat the whole process.
Patients who decide to undergo liposuction do not have problems with obesity. They are usually unsatisfied with the amount of fat on some parts of the body and would like to remove it. Liposuction is a simple medical technique that improves the body shape by removing fat cells from the body. This is performed by inserting small thin tubes into the skin which suction them out. Like with many procedures, there are possible side-effects such as soreness and bruising and loose skin. Moreover, the effect might not be what you expected and it’s always advisable to have reasonable expectations and not to rely so much on advertisements for cosmetic products and services.
Finally, one of the most requested cosmetic procedures is breast augmentation. From mothers who loose breast volume after pregnancy to insecure young girls, there are many women who opt for this painful and potentially harmful medical technique. The breast implant is placed above or bellow a chest muscle through a cut previously made by the surgeon. It varies in sizes depending on the enlargement being done. Patients can feel discomfort and pain for three or four weeks after the surgery, and in order to prevent it, they are advised to use muscle relaxants after the operation.
Beauty is pain and it comes at high cost. It seems that things hasn’t changed much over the years and women will always choose to suffer in the name of beauty and fashion because, as the song says, “perfection is the disease of the nation”.