It may come as a surprise to many people, but there are a lot of health benefits to cosmetic surgery. With so much media attention and marketing based on how people look, it’s easy to understand why cosmetic surgery is viewed as only as a method to improve someone’s looks and appearance or a simply being vain. While it is true that there are cosmetic procedures that only serve to improve one’s looks or appearance, there are some types of cosmetic surgeries that have some surprising health benefits.
Of course, a lot of cosmetic surgery is about appearance but let’s not forget the mental and emotional benefits. Let’s say that someone has a nose that they feel is too large. If having cosmetic surgery to correct the problem makes them feel better about themselves, then the surgery has helped them to live a happier and healthier life by increasing their self-esteem and happiness and by relieving stress and depression. If you need something more concrete as far as the health benefits of cosmetic surgery, then here are a few more health benefits of a few cosmetic surgeries that just might surprise you.
Health benefits of a tummy tuck
A tummy tuck, also known as an abdominoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that can give you that firm and tight looking stomach that you’ve always dreamed of. A tummy tuck involves the removal of excess skin around the stomach leaving behind a firm and more slender looking abdomen. While most people choose to have the procedure for purely cosmetic reasons, there are some amazing health benefits associated with a tummy tuck. Doctors have discovered that an abdominoplasty can correct a ventral hernia, relieve urinary incontinence, and improve posture.
Improve your nose and breathing with a rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, or better known as a nose job, can not only improve the look, shape, and size of a person’s nose, it can improve their breathing by correcting obstructive breathing symptoms caused by a deviated septum or the enlargement of turbinates within the nasal cavity. Turbinates are natural structures within the nasal cavity that aid in the humidifying of inhaled air. By correcting these problems during a rhinoplasty, patients not only receive a new and improved nose, they can experience easier and better breathing which can also lead to better sleep.
Cosmetic surgery is not always just about vanity, and taking steps to feel better about yourself is a positive thing that can lead to a healthier and more fulfilling life. Cosmetic surgery can help to increase a person’s positive motivation and self-esteem while providing some surprising physical health benefits at the same time.