Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery seem to be fairly synonymous; when most people think of plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery comes to mind. Typically it’s believed that patients undergo plastic surgery to make themselves look better. But plastic surgery also has a number of health and wellness benefits.
Donna McLean, a 46-year-old mother of three, turned to an eye-lift procedure when her naturally hooded eyelids drooped with age and began to interfere with her vision. After the procedure her vision improved and she experienced the added benefit of looking younger.
Studies have shown that cosmetic surgery improves self-image and often leads to an increase in happiness and a decrease in depression. The benefits of cosmetic surgery include improved physical appearance and psychological well-being.
Additionally there are a number of physical health benefits associated with cosmetic procedures, including breast reduction to help ease back and neck pain, a tummy tuck to improve posture and decrease back pain, and breast reconstruction for cancer survivors.
The reality is that people undergo cosmetic procedures for more than “vanity.” Self-esteem, which is linked to body image, is important to our overall health and well-being. If you’re experiencing physical challenges that you think could be addressed through plastic surgery, contact Dr. Aguiar today for a consultation.
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