Have you ever considered plastic surgery? As a surgical specialty that involves the restoration, reconstruction or alteration of the human body, plastic surgery has a lot to offer. It has evolved to successfully address numerous aesthetic concerns by producing natural and long-lasting results in most cases. It is also effective in repairing cleft lips or cleft palates, treating bones of the face and skull, reattaching severed fingers, toes or limbs, managing complex wounds, and treating congenital problems. And while plastic surgery, like all surgery, comes with a degree of risk, having it done by an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Effie Politis means you can rest assured your procedure will be as safe and successful as possible.
So what are the benefits of plastic surgery?
1. Repair of damaged or missing tissue
Plastic surgery helps to restore the function of tissues and skin. It can repair abnormalities existing from birth, such as cleft lip and palate, birthmarks and webbed fingers. It can reinstate areas of the body damaged by removal of cancerous tissue, such as from the breast or face. It can also restore the body’s function and appearance after excessive burns or other serious injuries, including the treatment of burn injuries soon after an accident or reconstruction after burn wounds have healed.
A good example of how the procedure can benefit you is blepheroplasty (eyelid surgery), which helps to correct droopy eyelids and dry-eye problems while also improving vision. In fact, many patients report near immediate relief from the chronic debilitating effects of droopy eyelids and dry eyes. Blepheroplasty is a great tool to repair defective eye tissue through plastic surgery and often results in patients who are much happier with their physical appearance as well as their newly improved vision.
2. Improved appearance
Is there something about the physical appearance of your body that you want to change? A plastic surgeon can correct many features to align your natural appearance with your desired appearance. The surgeon will work on the symmetry, balance and proportion of your entire body and facial contour. After undergoing the procedure, your appearance will change forever, allowing you to look and feel your best. Remember that plastic surgery will not make you look like a different person, but it can make you feel like a better version of yourself.
3. Enhanced self-confidence
When you feel like you have imperfections in your body, that feeling can weigh on you and keep you from enjoying the assurance and poise that would otherwise contribute to success in your personal and professional efforts. Since plastic surgery removes or corrects these imperfections, it can make you feel better about how you look and increase your confidence. According to various studies, up to 96% of plastic surgery patients have a favorable outcome, both immediately after the procedure and over time, while about 87% find satisfaction in the procedure and report enjoying an enhanced overall body image.
4. Superior physical health
Plastic surgery not only improves looks, it can also boost physical health. For example, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery) enhances the look and shape of the nose, thereby improving breathing as well as aesthetics. A common reason for rhinoplasty is a deviated nasal septum which causes difficulty in breathing and can trigger excessive snoring. If you have a deviated septum, you can have this fixed during a rhinoplasty, which in turn will lead to improved sleep and prevent a lot of problems related to poor sleep.
Likewise, breast reduction surgery, a common plastic surgery procedure, helps to improve body posture and contour as well as relieve physical discomfort such as back, shoulder and neck pain and skin irritation that may result from disproportionately large breasts. It also boosts a woman’s ability to tolerate exercise, enabling her to take advantage of exercises she could not easily participate in previously. Similarly, after liposuction, ease of movement allows for increased physical activity which leads to a reduced the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease.
5. Better mental health
You are more inclined to socialize if you feel good about your appearance. Those who are unsatisfied with their looks are more likely to struggle with anxiety and depression, both of which are mental health problems. But the increased self-confidence and self-esteem inspired by improved looks can reduce anxiety and depression. Actually, it is not unusual to experience greater control over your life with a renewed sense of confidence after plastic surgery.
6. More youthful outlook
Plastic surgery is effective in turning back the clock on your appearance, which in turn makes you feel younger. For example, if you undergo a body contouring procedure such as liposuction or tummy tuck, it will help reduce your body weight, motivate you to maintain a healthy diet and exercise program, and make you feel younger and stronger. A healthier weight leads to a healthier body in ways that can boost life expectancy. When you look into the mirror and see a younger version of yourself, you might be inspired to start your day with a renewed vitality.
7. More opportunities, lasting results
By improving your appearance, plastic surgery can give you the confidence to pursue professional and personal opportunities. The opportunities that come with being more confident are both immediate and long lasting. Of course, you still have to take care of yourself after the procedure. If, for example, you undergo tummy tuck surgery, you still have to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle to maintain your results.
At Politis Plastic Surgery, we offer both cosmetic and restorative surgery that can give your body optimal form and function. We are able to reshape and mold various parts of the body, including the face, ears, breasts, hands and other extremities for cosmetic enhancement. We can also repair congenital problems, such as malformed bone structure in the feet or hands, and repair or replace body parts damaged by illness, accidents or malformation. Some of our most requested procedures include breast augmentation, facelift, rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tuck and the mommy makeover. To learn more about plastic surgery and how you can benefit from our services, visit the Politis Plastic Surgery website.