At Somerset Plastic Surgery, we offer plastic surgery for various reasons. Some of these reasons include enhancing facial features, correcting physical abnormalities, and others. Here are eight reasons people choose this type of surgery: 

1. Correcting Physical Abnormalities 

People may choose plastic surgery to address physical abnormalities or birth defects. Some of these abnormalities may include cleft lips, prominent scars, or asymmetrical features. Physical abnormalities can hinder confidence in some patients, and this type of surgery can help correct these abnormalities if people decide they are looking for a change. 

2. Enhancing Facial Features

People can choose surgery procedures like rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, or eyelid surgery to enhance their natural facial features. These procedures can bring balance and symmetry to their facial structure. Other facial enhancement procedures include brow lifts, lip augmentation, and cheek augmentation. Choosing surgery to enhance natural facial features may help increase self-confidence in a person’s appearance.

3. Reducing Signs of Aging

Botox injections and other facial plastic surgery procedures can help combat the visible signs of aging. Visible signs of aging may include wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial volume loss. These surgeries aim to give a more youthful appearance. You can reduce signs of aging by undergoing eyelid surgery. Here is what you should know about this type of surgery: 

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can be suitable for several reasons. Here are a couple of reasons one may choose to undergo eyelid surgery: 

Correcting Drooping Eyelids: Eyelid surgery can address sagging or drooping eyelids that may obstruct vision or make one look tired or older than they actually are. By removing excess skin and fat deposits, eyelid surgery can restore a more youthful appearance while assisting in having better vision.

Reducing Under-eye Bags: If one has prominent under-eye bags or puffiness that gives a perpetually tired or aged look, eyelid surgery can help. The procedure can remove or reposition excess fat and tighten the skin, creating a smoother under-eye area.

4. Contouring the Body

People may choose plastic surgery to contour their bodies to meet their goals. Liposuction, tummy tucks, and body lifts can eliminate excess fat. The results of these procedures can give a body a more toned and sculpted look. One can add these surgeries before, during, or after weight loss. Ask the surgeon about what requirements may need to be met before scheduling these procedures. 

5. Minimizing Excess Skin

After significant weight loss, one may have extra skin and tissue that can be eliminated through excess skin surgery. These procedures include liposuction, arm lifts, body lifts, and tummy tucks. Here are more details on some of these excess skin-minimizing surgeries: 

Tummy Tucks

Abdominoplasty: This procedure is performed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen. It also involves tightening the underlying abdominal muscles for a flatter appearance.

Face Lifts

Rhytidectomy: This procedure tightens the skin on the face to remove excess skin and improve skin elasticity. A facelift can also address the excess skin on the lower part of the face as well as the neck.

Arm Lifts

Brachioplasty: This procedure is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper arms. During an arm lift, it can involve an incision along the inner arm to reshape and tighten the area.

Breast Lifts

Mastopexy: A breast lift procedure can be performed to correct sagging breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue. 

6. Improving Post-pregnancy Body Changes

Pregnancy can change the way a person’s body looks and operates — one can have stretched abdominal muscles, changed breasts, and fat deposits. A combination of a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction is a popular choice for those who have gone through post-pregnancy body changes. 

7. Restoring Body Functions

Some people undergo plastic surgery to restore function or impaired mobility due to accidents, injuries, or congenital conditions. Surgeries like reconstructive breast procedures after mastectomy, can restore both form and function. Rhinoplasties can help those with deviated septums to breathe more clearly. A blepharoplasty can help by removing the excess tissue, which can help improve peripheral vision and overall eyesight. Restoring body functions through surgery can lead to an improved lifestyle for those who seek it. 

8. Healing Emotional Trauma

Plastic surgery can be a part of the healing process for those who have experienced trauma, abuse, or situations related to their physical appearance. Procedures like scar revision or corrective surgeries may help individuals regain a sense of control, boost self-esteem, and improve their emotional well-being if they choose to do so. 

Somerset Plastic Surgery

At Somerset Plastic Surgery, we understand the thought processes of those choosing to go through various types of cosmetic surgery. Our team can help you choose which surgery is best for your goals, whether it’s one of the reasons listed above or another reason. Contact us to learn more about popular reasons one may choose plastic surgery and to ask any questions.