We often seen lots of celebrities opt for cosmetic plastic surgery to fix features they are not happy with. This can be anything from a nose job to a tummy tuck and a facelift to breast implants. There is nothing wrong with choosing plastic surgery to enhance your body and face. But we often forget that plastic surgery is also used for reconstructive and medical issues too. Plastic surgeons work tirelessly with burns victims, cleft lips, craniofacial conditions and mastectomy. There are many serious conditions that require the skills of a plastic surgeon. Let’s look at some procedures where going under the knife could help improve your life.
More often than not, when we think of rhinoplasty, we think of Hollywood superstars that have had a tweak here and there. The results are often profound and successful. However, rhinoplasty is also effective surgery for those who have medical issues with their nose. Many people have awful sinus problems that cause breathing difficulties. Others may have broken their nose due to a sports injury or accident. Some people may have been born with a cleft palate or cleft lip. All these problems can be rectified by an expert plastic surgeon. Functional rhinoplasty can improve and often cure breathing and sinus conditions. A broken nose can also be fixed with rhinoplasty, as can a cleft palette. Medical procedures are often covered by health insurance. If you are concerned about a medical condition, consult with your healthcare provider to see if this is a viable remedy.
Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction
We have Angelina Jolie to thank for being the most high profile candidate for bringing the BRCA1, BRCA2 and PTEN genes to the forefront. If you have a strong family history of breast cancer, get tested to see if you have the faulty gene. Jolie was very open about her testing and subsequent surgery. She was found to have the faulty gene and underwent a double mastectomy and then breast reconstruction surgery. Her experience has raised breast cancer awareness across the globe. Plastic surgeons can carry out a double mastectomy if you test positive for the faulty breast cancer gene. Having this surgery is a difficult and life changing event and requires lots of thought. However, it can also be life-saving. After a mastectomy, breast reconstruction surgery can be carried out. This will create new breast shapes after your removal. You may need extra surgery to create nipples and to work on a symmetrical shape. With the latest technologies in place, it is reassuring that women have this option available if they want it.
Breast Reduction for Large Breasts
When we think about boob jobs, we tend to think about celebrities who have opted for larger breasts. However, breast surgery can be a godsend to those that already have big boobs that are causing them pain. A young celebrity that recently underwent breast reduction surgery is Modern Family’s Ariel Winter. Going from a 32F to a 34D has greatly reduced the strain on her back. Other celebrities who have undergone this procedure include Drew Barrymore and Sharon Osbourne. Large breasts can cause back pain, excessive sweating, psychological problems and difficulty when exercising. It is worth having a consultation if you are feeling down about having large breasts. Plastic surgery can rectify any issues you may have.
There are often many health benefits of plastic surgery that are overlooked. Lots of people going into this profession are interested in reconstructive surgery and giving others a better life. If you feel that plastic surgery may help you with a medical problem, it’s worth having a think about it.