As society seems to require us to look out absolute best all the time, more and more people consider artificial enhancements to sculpt their figures, emphasizing some curves and reducing others.
Many surgeries are performed to repair the damage caused by tumours or their removal, or to improve the appearance of scars or burns. This reconstructive surgery can literally be a life-saver, boosting self-confidence and allowing the patient to live a normal life in which they are not recoiled from, when seen by unsuspecting strangers or pointed at by curious or tactless children.
However, many cosmetic surgeries are not strictly necessary but are wanted in order to make the patient even better looking. These procedures can include a tummy tuck, a nose job, face lift or boob job – all to make noses smaller and prettier, tummies flatter, breasts larger, rounder or less droopy and to remove ageing sags and folds from the face. To people who are very self-conscious these surgeries can give them a new lease of life and can lift depression and anxiety.
A relatively new procedure is that of the 'bottom lift,' where buttock implants are inserted into each 'cheek' to produce a curvy, shapely behind.