Cosmetic surgery: What to know beforehand

POSTED: 11:47 AM Jan 29 2014   UPDATED: 4:54 PM Feb 12 2014
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By Mayo Clinic News Network

Cosmetic surgery, or plastic surgery, might seem like the easiest way to shave years off your appearance or improve your physique. If you're not satisfied with your appearance, cosmetic surgery might help you look and feel better.

Cosmetic surgery, however, has risks and limitations. If you're considering cosmetic surgery, here's what you need to know.

Factors to consider

Cosmetic surgery changes your appearance by altering parts of your body that function normally but don't look the way you want. Before you proceed with cosmetic surgery, consider:

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/cosmetic-surgery/ART-20048303