Can Plastic Surgery Improve Quality of Life?

When plastic surgery is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, it can do much more than improve one’s appearance; it can actually lead to added health benefits, which improves the patient’s quality of life. Breast reduction for example, can alleviate back and shoulder pain, improve posture and the alignment of the spine, and eliminate the skin irritation that can occur under the breasts due to constant friction. Let’s take a look at the added health benefits associated with other plastic surgery procedures:

Liposuction: For men, this procedure can reduce male breasts, otherwise known as gynecomastia. For male and female patients, it can reduce the excessive sweating that occurs in the armpits.

Breast Augmentation: This procedure can improve posture, especially in patients whose breasts were not symmetrical before the procedure. It can also correct a tuberous breast.

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery): This procedure can increase oxygen flow, fix a deviated septum, and improve breathing. Structurally, it can correct physical issues that lead to congestion.

Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery): This procedure can help improve eyesight by eliminating droopy eyelids that impair a person’s vision.

Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck): This procedure has several health benefits. It can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, it alleviates back and neck pain, it can reduce stress incontinence, and it effectively removes excess skin that was stretched out during pregnancy (for women).

Vaginal Plastic Surgery: Vaginal rejuvenation can reduce or eliminate discomfort and chafing caused by enlarged labia. It can remove scar tissue caused by tearing during childbirth, and it can tighten the vaginal walls that were loosened as a result of pregnancy.

Plastic Surgery After Dramatic Weight Loss: After a person goes through dramatic weight loss, they will be left with excess, hanging skin. In these cases, the patient may decide to undergo an upper arm lift, a lower body lift, a thigh lift, or a breast lift, or any combination of the above. Plastic surgery after dramatic weight loss has many benefits, including: it reduces the risk of Type 2 diabetes, it can reduce stress incontinence, it alleviates back pain, and it removes excess skin stretched out due to pregnancy (for women).

Are you interested in learning more about the health benefits of the various surgical procedures? If so, we invite you to contact our office to meet with our very own board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky, who can answer all of your questions.

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