The cosmetic benefits of plastic surgery are well established. What often go unmentioned are the tangible health benefits of certain procedures. You might be surprised to learn that your desired procedure could have a positive effect on your health and well-being. Here, Drs. Samuel Pearl and Alexander Ereso of Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center share examples of procedures with proven health benefits.
Rhinoplasty Can Improve Breathing Function
In some cases rhinoplasty improves nasal breathing. While the procedure is primarily performed to improve the appearance of the nose, it can simultaneously correct a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates that obstruct breathing. Some rhinoplasty patients have noted that they not only breathe easier after rhinoplasty, but also sleep much better once the obstruction has been cleared.
Breast Reduction Can Reduce Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
For women that suffer pain and discomfort due to oversized breasts, breast reduction can resolve a myriad of health problems. Numerous studies consistently show that breast reduction surgery significantly improves the quality of life in individuals suffering from the physical effects of overly large breasts. Back, neck and shoulder pain is reduced almost immediately. Posture and alignment improves. The skin underneath the breasts no longer becomes irritated or chafed. And, without the heft and weight of large breasts, exercising and other physical activities are more comfortable. Furthermore, recent studies document a significant improvement in other areas including psychosocial, sexual, and mental well-being.
Upper Eyelid Surgery Can Improve Vision
A number of eyelid surgery patients seek out the procedure because they have excess upper eyelid skin that sags over the lashline, impairing the upper visual fields or blocking the line of sight. By removing the excess skin and tightening the remaining skin, eyelid surgery creates lids that are smoother, firmer and no longer impede vision.
Post-Weight Loss Body Contouring Can Resolve Skin Problems
Losing a large amount of weight (either through bariatric surgery or lifestyle modifications) has many health benefits; however, significant weight fluctuation can leave behind loose skin folds prone to rashes, irritation and even infection. Excess saggy skin also makes it difficult to exercise and move around. Post-weight loss body contouring procedures (e.g., lower body lift) eliminate this skin to resolve the irritation and rashes, and enhance mobility. Furthermore, hygiene is dramatically improved and clothes also fit better.
Contact Our Plastic Surgeons
For more information about the cosmetic and health benefits of plastic surgery, please contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Pearl or Dr. Ereso. Call Pearl-Ereso Plastic Surgery Center at (650) 964-6600 today to make your appointment.