When you hear the term “cosmetic surgery”, you probably think of someone trying to enhance their appearance. Although that may be the goal of many people when it comes to this type of surgery, there other reasons to have it as well. Among those reasons include the health benefits it affords to many patients. A few of those health benefits are explained below.
The procedure referred to as rhinoplasty does enhance the shape, size, and overall appearance of the nose. However, it can also provide important medical and health benefits. Some patients experience breathing problems from a condition referred to as a deviated septum. This involves the cartilage and bone dividing the nasal cavity being positioned off-center or crooked. A rhinoplasty procedure can address the problem of nasal blockage inside the nose and improve the individuals breathing.
One of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US is the tummy tuck. This procedure creates a stomach that is more toned and flat by removing loose skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles. The medical benefits of such a procedure include repairing the abdominal wall and treating or preventing future ventral hernias. As well, tummy tucks can help certain patients who are experiencing symptoms connected to stress urinary incontinence. A tummy tuck can also help enhance the posture of the patient by tightening abdominal muscles.
Blepharoplasty, otherwise referred to as eyelid surgery, offers cosmetic benefits. However, it provides functional benefits as well, particularly in senior patients, by removing obstructions to the field of vision.
As a person accumulates exposure to the sun and also increases in age, the skin on the upper eyelid can become more wrinkly and thinner, covering the greater portion of the upper lid crease. If the condition gets worse, the excess skin can rest over the eyelashes, producing a droopy or tired appearance. A lower and upper blepharoplasty may be performed simultaneously to address changes due to aging. The rejuvenation of the eyelid through cosmetic surgery often includes structural fat grafting in order to deal with loss of tissue volume as well skin laxity.