The Benefits Of Plastic Surgery

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Plastic surgery’s history goes as far back as 2000 B.C. Ancient physicians in India and Egypt practiced simple forms of plastic surgery. Why was plastic surgery important? Around the first century B.C Roman physicians practiced surgical methods to alter the human body. Roman culture highly valued the shape and beauty of the human body. Roman doctors also operated on gladiators whose body and faces had been severely damaged. People in Rome were afraid of scars on their back as it was considered shameful and depicted that a man had turned his back during the war and would use plastic surgery techniques to remove the scares. The technology of general anesthesia was still in the early stages so it made many procedures extremely painful. A little…show more content…
Today plastic surgery has become a multi billion dollar industry and continues to evolve each day. My research paper will explain the benefits of plastic surgery. People often have a lot of doubt when it comes to plastic surgery, but it can actually have many positive attributes, both physically and psychologically such as improving one’s health, lifestyle, and confidence…show more content…
Plastic surgery such as liposuction, also called lipoplasty, is the removal of fat, can aid in someone 's overall health by reducing the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even certain types of cancer. The modern liposuction technique using blunt cannulas for fat removal was developed in France in the year 1977 by Dr. Yves-Gerard Illouz. He performed this surgery for the first time on a woman who had a lipoma or fat growth on her back. This surgery created history as the fat was removed without any scars on the back of the woman. Liposuction is effective for removing excess fat areas of the face and body, including the following areas cheeks, neck, breasts, hips, thighs, legs, back, abdomen and waist, flanks and sides. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, liposuction is the second most popular cosmetic procedure in the country, surpassed by breast augmentation. There were 302,028 liposuction procedures done on females and 40,466 liposuction procedures on males in 2014. While liposuction is the second most popular surgical procedure, it is the number one treatment for men seeking cosmetic surgery. Doctors most commonly perform liposuction on patients age 40 and above. Seventy four percent of caucasians got liposuction and more patients on the West Coast choose liposuction than anywhere else in the country. A study by UCLA found that people

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