What is cosmetic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a branch of medicine that focuses on improving the aesthetic appearance of various areas of the body through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery in Pakistan can be performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body and is primarily elective in nature.
What cosmetic surgery can do?
Cosmetic surgery involves a wide variety of surgical and medical procedures that may enhance the appearance of facial features such as improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin rejuvenation, Botox injections, cheek fillers, and rhinoplasty. Typically, cosmetic surgery can be divided into three main areas: face, neck, and body.
Facial cosmetic surgery procedures can range from non-invasive non-surgical procedures to invasive surgical ones that aim to enhance skin texture, facial symmetry and aesthetic appeal of facial features. These include a variety of chemical and laser facial therapies as well as injectables commonly known as Botox and fillers, and may also include surgical procedures such as rhinoplasty, facelifts, and transplants.
Although a relatively small area, the neck is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. This may include the appearance of marks, sagging and fine lines. Mildly invasive procedures such as jaw lift can be performed to target and reverse the aging process and improve the aesthetic appeal of skin in this area.
Cosmetic surgery on the body can include all body parts including breasts, buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. While a variety of non-invasive procedures are available such as cool-sculpting and laser hair removal, surgical procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) can be adopted to improve the overall aesthetic appeal of the body.
Who should take cosmetic surgery?
An ideal candidate for cosmetic surgery in Pakistan may vary widely based on the type of procedure needed. Our team of professional experts in Islamabad will help assess the best suitable treatment for our patients depending on their individual needs.
Aesthetic: most clients opting for cosmetic surgery consider it to improve the physical appearance of a certain feature or to enhance symmetry. Clients between 15 to 70 years of age usually fit in the criteria. Our medical experts assess each case separately to recommend the most suitable option.
Anti-aging: most patients over 35 years prefer anti-aging treatments to reduce the signs of aging including the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Our experts assess each case individually to determine the advancement in these signs and recommend a procedure accordingly.
Post-pregnancy: most mothers experience sagging skin, stretch marks, and skin discoloration post-birth. Several cosmetic surgery procedures cater to post-partum conditions including abdominoplasty and laser stretch mark removal.
Ideal candidates for cosmetic surgery may be expected to quit smoking two to four weeks prior to cosmetic surgery. To ensure smooth recovery patients may be asked to quit smoking post-surgery as well. Regular exercise and maintaining a suitable diet is also recommended for candidates for cosmetic surgery.
Benefits of cosmetic surgery
Since cosmetic surgery can cause an immediate improvement in the physical appearance of clients it results in enhanced self-confidence in our patients which translates in greater willingness to try new things or open up in social situations.
Cosmetic surgery may also improve physical health in some cases. While primarily elective in nature and thus meant to enhance physical appearance, procedures like rhinoplasty can also result in patients breathing easier.
Electing cosmetic surgery may also improve mental health as patients have reported reduced social anxiety post-surgery due to improved appearance.
In addition, some studies show that more attractive people tend to get more opportunities both in their personal and professional lives. Other studies have demonstrated that attractive people tend to receive higher salaries and are more frequently selected for promotions at work.
Cost of cosmetic surgery in Pakistan
The downtime and cost of cosmetic surgery in Pakistan may vary greatly based on the procedure opted for by the clients. While some procedures such as lip augmentation using fillers may be less costly and require very little downtime more complex procedures such as rhinoplasty, liposuction and surgical face lift maybe more expensive with longer downtime. Costs will be determined by our medical experts after an assessment for each patient.