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The Rise of Plastic Surgery in South Africa

According to reports and research. The popularity of plastic surgery is on the rise. This has been seen in both men and women. In the past, plastic surgery was more popular only among middle class white men and women, but now more and more middle class black men in particular are catching the eyes of researchers as there has been a dramatic increase in them opting for cosmetic surgery. This shows that plastic or cosmetic surgery in South Africa is becoming less taboo as people have become more outspoken about undergoing these procedures. Here is the list of the most popular procedures done by both men and women in the past year:

Breast augmentation – this is the enlarging of breasts by inserting silicone implants. After this procedure, patients need just a few days to recover. You can expect to pay between R3 000 to R40 000 for this procedure.

Breast lifts –also known as matstopexy. This is popular among women who are looking to lift or reshape their sagging breasts. It costs R30 000 to R40 000 on average.

Breast reductions – this procedure is popular among men and women. For the women, large breasts can cause back pain and other health problems, the men who opt for this procedure would be those suffering from a condition known as gynecomastia which causes some men to have breast that resemble those of women. It costs R30 000 to R40 000.

Tummy tucks– this procedure is popularly favoured by women who have had children and are looking to get rid of the pregnancy belly. It usually costs something between R35 000 and R50 000.

Liposuction– this is the removal of fat deposits with a tube that acts as a vacuum and sucks the fat out from underneath the skin.  This can cost between R15 000 to R35 000.

Rhinoplasty– commonly known as the “nose job”. In basic terms it involves reshaping the nose to make it more or less pronounced. This can cost anything between R35 000 to R45 000.

Cosmetic Surgery

The Importance of Rhinoplasty Aftercare

Cosmetic surgery is no longer the choice of only Hollywood stars or the wives of very rich business tycoons, and neither is it considered an exercise in bad taste to be conducted in utter secrecy. Cosmetic surgery has gone mainstream!

One of the most distinctive features of a human face is the nose and it is the feature that causes the most concern for many people. In the world of cosmetic surgery, it is relatively simple to change a nose from beak to button in a brief procedure- without much pain or discomfort. Organise a holiday in the bush or a break at a yoga retreat- at least that’s what you’ll tell everybody- and come back in splendid form with a newly refreshed nasal appendage.

Cosmetic surgery is considered one of the safest fields in surgery, usually because the patients are young, fit, and healthy and prepare themselves well for surgery. The people who tend to require cosmetic surgery are generally concerned about their looks and therefore remain in tip top shape physically, thus presenting themselves as perfect surgery candidates with a very short recovery time and with fewer complications and side effects, if any. It is well documented that your attitude goes a long way in ensuring that your mental and physical health remains at peak performance level.

Cosmetic surgery, although not covered by medical aid, is considered a good investment in yourself and in your future by people who trade financially on their looks and outward appearance, and those who depend on the ability to sell their physical assets as a means of gaining an income. Whatever the reason for the choice- the decision is yours and is an easy enough one to make these days.