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Cosmetic surgery refers to operations that seek to enhance a person’s physical appearance. Cosmetic surgery procedures may be performed on any part of the body—from nose reconstruction to feet reconstruction, and everywhere in between. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), approximately 7 million Americans had some type of cosmetic procedure in 2002 and nearly 1 million underwent cosmetic surgery. With the new trend in televising plastic surgery-based “makeovers” and with more and more innovations in the field, that number has surely risen.

Cosmetic surgery is intended to reshape the natural, normal body for the sole reason of improving physical appearance. But, there’s a major difference between this type of surgery and reconstructive surgery. Reconstructive surgery attempts to fix abnormalities on the body caused by trauma and accident, birth defects, tumors or other medical surgeries. Cosmetic surgery is a viable option for many women who are unhappy with their appearance. It’s always important to strengthen body image and overall body health before seeking a surgical alternative.