These days, the plastic surgery industry is worth millions of dollars. While many people have procedures performed for legitimate reasons such as to correct deformities or address injury-related scars, others still have surgeries performed for the wrong reasons. Here are just a few compelling reasons why you should not have plastic surgery done.

To Look Like a Celebrity

Many people see celebrities having various enhancement procedures performed and as a result, they think that they will look just as good if they have the same surgery carried out. However, this is usually not the case and many celebrities have in fact regretted the fact that they have had enhancement surgery performed. Nicole Kidman had a series of Botox injections that left the muscles on her forehead temporarily paralyzed. Heidi Montag had as many as 10 plastic surgeries performed, all of which she regrets having. She was quoted as saying, “Surgery ruined my career and my personal life and just brought a lot of negativity into my world.”

To Get Revenge

Numerous plastic surgeons are experiencing an increase in jilted lovers or spouses who want procedures performed so that they can change their looks to get back at an ex-partner. While these candidates may think that they are “showing their exes what they are missing out on,” they usually end up having procedures performed that they are not happy with in the end. Although cosmetic surgery can help boost a person’s confidence, this will only occur if he or she has had the procedure(s) performed because it was what was truly wanted.

“Everyone Else is Doing It”

There has also been an increasing trend in which women undergo numerous enhancement surgeries performed “because my best friend had it done” or “because that actress just had it done.” These are definitely the wrong reasons for having a procedure performed because there is no guarantee that you will end up looking like your friend or favorite actress afterwards. In fact, many women have experienced severe disappointment as a result of surgeries not turning out as they had imagined.

Someone Else said you Need Surgery

Many women have reportedly rushed to have enhancement surgery performed because a spouse, friend or partner told them that they need to improve certain aspects of their appearance. However, one of the most important things to realize is that any form of plastic, cosmetic or enhancement surgery should be your decision to make and not someone else’s. In the end, you are the one who will have to live with the results of your surgery – regardless of whether you are happy with the outcome or not. If a partner, spouse or friend is pushing you have a particular procedure performed, it may be wise to find out what their reason is for encouraging you to have it done.

When done for the right reasons, plastic surgery will provide a significant boost to your self-esteem and confidence levels. It is essential though, that you select your surgeon according to the level of experience that he or she has with the procedure that you wish to have performed, as this will help ensure that you are completely satisfied with the end results.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel
Dr. Jeffrey SpiegelWith special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor. Learn more....

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel
Dr. Onir L. SpiegelDr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry. Learn more....