Plastic surgery is most often used to enhance a patient’s appearance and provide them with greater confidence and self-esteem. But many of the most popular surgeries have positive medical applications that can significantly enhance one’s quality of life. A recent article in the UK Daily Mail has highlighted some of the benefits of surgeries such as breast reduction, liposuction, and tummy tuck.
Breast Reduction Can Alleviate Back Problems
Large breasts can often contribute to serious back problems, as their weight can cause an imbalance that strains the spine over many years. This can lead to slipped discs, nerve damage, and even curvature of the spine. As the Daily Mail article points out, breast reduction patients often find it much easier to exercise after their surgery. Studies have shown that these patients are more physically active and less likely to develop conditions such as diabetes.
Liposuction Can Help Prevent Heart Troubles
Contrary to popular myth, liposuction is not a weight-loss method, but studies have revealed that the surgery has a number of health benefits. Excess fat in the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms can secrete enzymes that cause inflammation in the blood vessels and increase the risk of heart disease. As well, reducing the body’s fatty deposits reduces the strain on the pancreas.
Tummy Tuck Surgery Assists Exercise and Relieves Back Pain
Abdominoplasty, more widely known as tummy tuck surgery, can repair muscles that have been separated by the changes associated with pregnancy. Many women find that this procedure stops back pain, makes exercise easier, and helps them lose weight.
People have body contouring surgeries for a number of reasons. While cosmetic and personal reasons are often at the top of the list, it’s worth bearing in mind that these procedures can sometimes offer a wealth of other benefits.