The Health Benefits of Plastic Surgery

January 17 2018

It’s a common misconception that plastic surgery is only done for vanity. While there is no denying that plastic surgery can do wonders to enhance a person’s appearance, some procedures can also improve health. In this blog post, Atlanta Plastic and Reconstructive Specialists reveals the health benefits of several plastic surgery procedures.

Breast Reduction

Overly large, heavy breasts can result in a number of health problems, beginning with back, shoulder and neck pain. Some women have bad posture due to having to lift up their heavy breasts everyday. Breast reduction eliminates these problems by resizing the breasts to a more moderate size that is proportional to the overall body. Once they are fully healed, many breast reduction patients report increased mobility and comfort during exercise and other physical activities.

Body Lift

Body contouring procedures such as body lift and thigh lift excise loose, sagging skin, which is a common side effect of losing a substantial amount of weight. A direct health benefit of body lift is physical relief from chafing, rashes and infections that may occur from folds of skin rubbing against each other. An indirect health benefit of body lift may be that it motivates patients to exercise. Several studies have found that eliminating excess skin after massive weight loss can encourage patients to lead a healthier lifestyle (i.e., exercise, follow a health diet), which can help prevent the health risks associated with gaining weight and obesity.


Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed facial procedures. Not only can the procedure reshape and resize the nose for a more attractive and harmonious facial appearance, it can also improve breathing. Rhinoplasty can correct a deviated septum, allowing for better oxygen flow and unobstructed breathing. This can lead to better performance when exercising and even better sleep at night. Research shows that a number of health conditions are linked to not sleeping well at night; rhinoplasty can help you get a good night’s rest as well as reduce your risk of serious health problems.

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