Plastic Surgery – A Boon For Human LifeDecember 4, 2020
Plastic surgery is a wonder of modern medicine. It is an umbrella term for a host of procedures that involve altering the appearance of one or more body parts. There is a general perception that the only reason to go for plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery is to ‘attain a better look.’ But the benefits of plastic surgery spread far beyond that.
A reconstructive procedure has the power to restore lost hope in some patients. It ensures good health. Here, health does not only refer to physical well-being. Plastic surgeons will agree that a reconstructive procedure has the power to bring back mental and emotional well-being, which is missing in most patients’ lives.
The top benefits
Discussed below are some of the valuable benefits of plastic surgery or a reconstructive procedure.
- A boost in self-confidence
It is no secret that when you look good, you feel good. A reconstructive procedure with the right results works wonders for some people in terms of self-esteem. It gives them the confidence needed to try things that they were previously hesitant about – participate/open up in social spaces, try new styles of clothes, and so on.
For patients who were victims of acid attacks or fire accidents, plastic surgery provides a major boost of confidence. For other patients, it is quite surprising how looks are sometimes the only thing that holds them back from engaging in some activities that they are passionate about. It is equally surprising how a minor reconstructive procedure can go a long way to restore confidence.
- Long-lasting results
In most cases, one can achieve long-lasting results from plastic surgery. Therefore, there is no need to worry about the old looks reappearing after a short period. Patients of reconstructive procedures must keep in mind that they have to put in some effort/make changes in their lifestyle to maintain the look obtained post-surgery.
The surgeon will give a few guidelines on practices to include and those to avoid. As long as the patient’s life is in tune with the guidelines, the new look will not fade away soon.
- Psychological benefit
Several mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression, stem from a person’s looks or the way people react to it. A plastic surgery that changes a patient’s look enhances their mental well-being too.
Mental health is more than just feeling confident about one’s looks. When a reconstructive procedure produces the desired result, it makes the patient feel a lot better about themselves. They accept their body and attain a higher level of mental well-being.
- Physical health benefits
Apart from mental and psychological benefits, certain procedures are good for one’s body’s physical well-being. For instance, consider rhinoplasty. It is a procedure that reshapes the nose. People who have certain defects, congestion in breathing, etc.… can have improved breathing after the procedure.
Another example is breast reduction surgery. It is a boon for women who have disproportionately large breasts. Large breasts can cause neck and back pains. With breast reduction surgery, those pains can be considerably reduced.
A word of caution
While plastic surgery has varied benefits, it is not something that one can jump right into. Just like any other medical procedure, there are some factors to consider.
Before going for the surgery, the potential patient must carefully select the hospital/surgeon that will be visiting. Today, all top practitioners/clinics have a wide online presence. So before visiting a hospital, one can visit the website and check the surgeons’ quality in the plastic surgery department.
Verified testimonials, the surgeon’s ratings, and reviews are a few things that can reveal the surgeon’s competence.
Like all other medical procedures, plastic surgeries are not devoid of risks. Procedures that alter the body’s appearance are generally expensive and may or may not be covered by insurance. Also, they carry the risk of not turning out as expected. In most cases, the looks are not reversible. Or it may be risky to try the procedure again. Therefore, one must carefully consider the hospital and the surgeon for the desired procedure.
The doctor will also evaluate the individual’s body and declare whether he or she is fit for the procedure. It is better to cooperate with the doctor’s decision instead of getting the procedure done by hook or crook.
Eliminate the risk
The risks discussed above can be eliminated to a great extent by selecting the right doctor. An experienced team of surgeons will rarely go wrong with procedures. They are highly skilled and know that they need to deal with the procedure delicately.
In reconstructive surgeries, it is better not to compromise on the cost. As it is a procedure with visible, long-lasting effects, trying to get it done at the cheapest cost available may not be the best idea.