Mr Nigel Horlock

Consultant Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

The Right Reasons to Choose Cosmetic Surgery

After the announcement regarding Channel 4’s newly commissioned The Surjury TV show, plastic surgeons have expressed their concern over the message it delivers. The show sees young people put in front of a panel of judges who vote on whether or not each person should undergo cosmetic surgery.

The concern is that it trivialises the surgery and can potentially influence the younger generation to undergo procedures they may not even need. While cosmetic surgery can prove valuable at boosting confidence and self-esteem, when performed for the wrong reason, it could have negative consequences.

Here, we’ll look at the right reasons to choose cosmetic surgery.

You want to improve your confidence

One of the best reasons to opt for cosmetic surgery is to improve your confidence. However, it’s important to note that if you’re suffering from depression or a condition such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), cosmetic surgery might not be the right choice for you.

While it can certainly improve confidence, if the problems stem from a mental illness, having the surgery may not provide you with the same level of confidence boost as you might expect. In fact, it could even make mental issues worse. So, it’s important to establish whether the surgery would simply boost your confidence, or whether you are using it as a solution for mental health issues.

You want to get it done for you

The ideal candidate for cosmetic surgery will have chosen to undergo the surgery after giving it serious thought. Is it something you’ve wanted to have done for a while now or did somebody suggest it for you?

A lot of people want to undergo cosmetic surgery to make somebody else happy, whether that be a partner or a family member. However, if you have cosmetic surgery to make somebody else happy, the chances are you won’t be happy with the results. It has to be something you want to have done, as well as something you’ve considered for a long time.

You want to look younger

Cosmetic surgery can do a lot of things, but one of its biggest advantages is helping you to look younger. There is a wide range of procedures, such as the facelift as well as many non-invasive ones that can minimise fine lines and wrinkles, as well as smooth out the complexion. A good cosmetic surgeon will ensure you still look like yourself, but just fresher and younger.

These are some of the best reasons to undergo cosmetic surgery. However, before deciding whether or not to go under the knife, it’s important to book a consultation with an experienced and qualified surgeon. During your consultation at Mr Nigel Horlock’s Southampton cosmetic surgery clinic, he will be able to assess your suitability for the procedure and whether you have realistic expectations about what surgery can achieve.


Mr Horlock's NHS practice is based in the regional plastics unit at Salisbury District Hospital. He covers Salisbury, Southampton and Dorchester. He sees patients in his private practice at Southampton, Salisbury, Dorchester.

CONTACT MR HORLOCK
Spire Southampton Hospital
Chalybeate Close,
Southampton,
Hampshire
S016 6UY
CLINIC APPOINTMENTS: 02380 914 504
Julie Martin: 02380 764 969
info@nigelhorlock.co.uk