If you've ever thought that plastic surgery was a procedure strictly undertaken for the sake of vanity, think again. Certainly, there are many procedures which only impact the outward appearance, but there are also positive health benefits to many aesthetic surgery options. Even aside from the physiological benefits some procedures can produce, it's a widely recognized reality that plastic surgery can often have a profoundly positive impact on a person's self-esteem.
It's a very personal decision to elect to have surgery. Some patients will arrive at the decision to undergo a procedure based largely on wanting to improve their outer appearance. These changes can help you to feel more confident and comfortable and can, in fact, offer positive benefits to your overall psychological well-being. Other patients may have health issues, such as a deviated septum which requires surgery to improve breathing. However, the surgery is no more extensive to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose, so many patients with this condition might opt for plastic surgery, as well. For patients interested in procedures, it's optimal to discuss your overall health history with the physician, as well as your reasons for the procedure. A board certified plastic surgeon can help guide you in making your decision and advise you of all of the benefits and possible side effects.
Surgical Procedures Which Provide Health Benefits
The following is an overall look at some of the more popular plastic surgery options and how they may benefit your health. Choosing to have a procedure done in order to look better and feel more confident in your appearance can be a powerful experience which improves your life. In some cases, it can also improve your health and quality of life.
- Rhinoplasty. As noted above, an individual with a deviated septum or other obstructions can benefit from nose surgery. Not only will the procedure improve the look and shape of the nose, but this surgery can correct the shape of the nasal passages in order to allow the patient to breath better. Patients may experience better sleep and some experience relief in issues such as snoring and congestion.
- Eyelid Surgery. Eyelid surgery is usually undertaken by older patients who experience droopy or saggy eyelids. In some cases, this might be a strictly aesthetic surgery but, in severe cases, the excess skin can actually impede the patient's vision. One positive impact might be improved sight.
- Breast Reduction. Breast reduction surgery is often an excellent option for women with large breasts who experience back, neck, and shoulder pain. Reduction surgery can improve the look of breasts and make it much easier to find sizes that fit and compliment your frame. It also takes the weight off of your upper body, decreasing some of the stress on your spine. Many women who experience regular back problems find that their issues decrease dramatically after reduction surgery. Women also find it easier to exercise and participate in physical activities, which can improve overall health quite dramatically.
- Abdominoplasty. Often referred to as a "tummy tuck", this procedure can eliminate excess skin from pregnancy or those who've had rapid weight loss. In many cases, this might be a purely aesthetic surgery though, for some patients, it can have positive physiological impact. Some patients find that the procedure corrects muscle placement which alleviates back pain. Other positive side effects include a decrease in risk for diabetes.
Are You Interested in More Information About a Procedure?
Perhaps you've heard about a friend having a procedure or you just have a specific area you'd like to address. You'll never know if it's right for you unless you take the time to really look into the procedures. Take your time studying what's entailed, and what options you might have to correct the area that bothers you. Feel free to look over the Smith Surgery Website to find more information on the surgeries and procedures we provide or contact us to discuss your needs.