Plastic surgery is often associated with aesthetic improvements which enhance appearances. But plastic surgeries go beyond cosmetic enhancements as they can also profoundly impact individuals’ physical health. Somerset Plastic Surgery offers numerous transformative procedures to improve patients’ overall well-being. Here are some ways our plastic surgery procedures can improve physical health:
Improved Respiratory Health
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping, can be considered a plastic and cosmetic surgery procedure. It improves one’s appearance and addresses functional issues affecting respiratory health. A rhinoplasty may be conducted to reduce or reshape your nose, reduce your nostril width, remove nasal obstructions, or repair a deviated septum. It may help alleviate conditions like chronic sinusitis and sleep apnea. This can increase your oxygen intake and improve your sleep, allowing your body to function better.
At Somerset Plastic Surgery, we mainly offer rhinoplasty as an outpatient procedure which often lasts between one to two hours. Our experienced plastic surgeons will conduct your rhinoplasty under local or general anesthesia for enhanced comfort.
It’s normal for the eyelids to stretch and muscles around the eyes to weaken with age. Excess skin gathers around the eyes when this happens, which can affect your peripheral vision.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can help you eliminate excess skin. This has been found to help alleviate some visual difficulties related to the presence of that excess skin. Your insurer may cover the procedure if your excess skin is shown to affect your vision. This may require a visual field test to help with your insurance claim.
Our surgeons will remove the excess skin through small incisions on the eyelids. We make the incisions in inconspicuous positions, like the crease of your upper eyelids, and stitch them with fine sutures. This helps to minimize any apparent scarring.
Women with disproportionately large breasts often have chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain. Some have poor posture because of their breasts’ weight, especially those with small body frames. Breast reduction surgery can offer immense physical health benefits for these women.
The surgical procedure involves removing glandular tissue and excess fat from the breasts. This results in smaller and lighter breasts, which can alleviate chronic pain and help correct posture. It can also improve mobility, allowing patients to be more physically active.
Our team will conduct a thorough assessment to determine if you’re an appropriate candidate for breast reduction. If you are, we’ll remove the fat and trim the resulting skin to give you smaller and firmer breasts that are better proportioned to the rest of your body.
Non-Physical Benefits of Plastic Surgery
While plastic surgery is primarily known for its physical transformative impacts, it can present emotional and mental health benefits. Procedures like reconstructive burn surgery can be tools for emotional healing. They may help trauma victims, like burn victims, regain a sense of normalcy. Restoring one’s physical appearance after a traumatic event can be an excellent first step toward healing.
Plastic surgeries can also improve one’s body image. This may also impact self-esteem and confidence levels and potentially reduce social anxiety. Individuals choose to have cosmetic surgery for a variety of cosmetic and health reasons. At Somerset Plastic Surgery, we can help you decide which procedures may be best for your situation. We’ll work to make you feel the confidence and pride you deserve.
How to Determine If Plastic Surgery Is Right for You
Here are some steps to take to determine if plastic surgery is an appropriate choice for you:
- Assess your goals: Determine your motivations for wanting to undergo a procedure. Make sure your motivations are well-founded and based more on your desires than external pressure. Motivations may include: wanting to improve your physical health, correcting a specific concern, or enhancing your appearance.
- Research your desired procedure: Learn about the procedure you’re considering. Understand its results and recovery process to determine if it’s appropriate for you and prepare beforehand.
- Consult a plastic surgeon: One of our plastic surgeons can help you determine if the procedure you’re considering is appropriate based on your expectations and health. They’ll likely order a health assessment before your procedure. This is to make sure you’re healthy enough to undergo your desired procedure.
Our team at Somerset Plastic Surgery consists of board-certified plastic surgeons ready to help you determine the most appropriate procedure for your situation. Our team has experience with everything from cleft lips and palates to sagging eyelids, so you can rest assured you’ll get expert guidance.
Somerset Plastic Surgery Can Help You Achieve Your Goals
Somerset Plastic Surgery offers a wide range of procedures that may help improve your physical and mental health as well as your appearance. We offer reconstructive procedures like breast reconstruction and aesthetic-enhancing procedures like Botox. We have options for whatever your cosmetic goals may be. Schedule a consultation to talk to one of our board-certified plastic surgeons today.