Few people think of plastic surgery in terms of it having medical benefits along with improving one’s appearance. However, there is any number of potential medical benefits of plastic surgery, depending on the type of surgery. In addition, there are many types of plastic surgery that people undergo for medical reasons.

If a person focuses solely on improving his or her appearance, then plastic surgery is an excellent method for the improvement. In addition to the obvious benefits of plastic surgery, such as improving one’s appearance and confidence, there are medical benefits that are a byproduct of many of the surgeries. Here are some of the more common plastic surgery types, and the medical benefits that they offer.

Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, enhances one’s appearance by altering the shape of the nose in a specific way. While patients may seek a rhinoplasty to change the shape and size of a nose, they may also seek the procedure to correct breathing problems. We can use a rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum, the partition separating the two chambers of the nostril.

Even for a regular rhinoplasty, the plastic surgeon is going to make sure that their septum is in alignment. In many cases, patients who undergo a rhinoplasty find that they have an added benefit of not snoring very much. patients also find that they are able to breathe easier after recovery from the plastic surgery.

Liposuction

We typically use liposuction to remove fat from areas of the body where a person cannot slim down using exercise alone. There are hidden benefits to liposuction, as well. People who have liposuction find that they weigh less and this lowers the risk of potential heart conditions. The less weight the person is carrying, the less strain it puts on the heart and, hence, automatically helps to reduce the potential for heart attacks, strokes, and other life-threatening heart conditions.

In a similar vein, people with less weight can also decrease high blood pressure and manage their cholesterol. The benefits continue because people who have less weight put less pressure on their joints, and this, in turn, helps to ease joint pain and stiffness.

Breast Surgery

There are even medical benefits to having breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.  With breast augmentation, for example, the patient is going to have the added medical benefit of correcting posture issues, and they will be standing straight up in order to support the weight of the new breasts. This places less pressure on the neck and shoulder muscles, along with the back. Patients find that they no longer have problems with that area of their body.

This is a direct medical benefit of breast augmentation. Similarly, patients who have breast reduction find that they are able to ease the tension on the shoulder and back. This relief helps with back pain and correcting back problems. To discover how surgery can benefit you, call and schedule an appointment.