Cosmetic surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures. Each procedure has its own advantages and disadvantages, too. One of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures is lipoplasty or liposuction. The obvious advantage of this procedure is that people can lose a large amount of body fat in a matter of hours. As such, they may feel better about themselves after the procedure and maintain a healthier lifestyle. However, if you gain weight after undergoing liposuction, you risk the chance of dimpling your skin and requiring fat injections to fix the problem. Your body may also take a long time to get accustomed to the new weight and some people suffer chills and other problems in the weeks and months following the procedure.
Facelifts are also popular cosmetic procedures. Doctors can take 10 or 20 years off your appearance with a proper face lift. However, facelifts require four or more weeks of recovery time. During that time, your face will typically look swollen and bruised. Some facelift procedures are also obvious and they can make your face and skin look unnatural and even plastic.