When most people think about plastic surgery, they may think it is just something for the ego, something superfluous that is just done for vanity’s sake. However, the health benefits that plastic surgery can provide should not be discounted. Read on for just some of the ways that plastic surgery is helping people to live a healthier life.
Breast lift (mastopexy)
One of the things that a breast lift can do is to remove excess breast skin and tissue. This doesn’t just help the breasts to look more youthful and contoured – it can also help women with neck, back, and shoulder pain from carrying the weight of heavy breasts. After a breast lift, a woman’s posture may improve and she may have more energy because she isn’t carrying around that extra weight.
Many people choose eyelid surgery when they feel like their eyelids have too much sagging skin, which makes the eyes look old and tired. However, eyelid surgery can also be used in situations where the eyelids are obstructing sight.
Rhinoplasty (nose jobs)
Problems with the nose and the sinuses can cause problems breathing, problems sleeping, and snoring. Rhinoplasty can help, by fixing a deviated septum or enlarging other structures within the nose. Patients can breathe and sleep better and enjoy exercise and other activities while breathing free.
Removal of excess skin
After losing a lot of weight, excess skin often remains. This is not only uncomfortable, but it can lead to skin problems such as rashes where skin is constantly rubbing against other skin. Getting rid of this excess tissue can also help the patient to move around better, making it easier to exercise and be active so they can keep the weight off.
Plastic surgery isn’t just done for vanity’s sake. It has many psychological benefits – it can increase confidence and overall satisfaction with life, and it also provides important health benefits for many people. No matter the reason why you are thinking about plastic surgery, Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery in Calgary can help. Call (403) 571-3141 for a consultation today!