The Health Benefits of Minimally Invasive Plastic Surgery
Some people think that plastic surgery only exists to make men and women look more attractive. While that’s certainly one reason people get minimally invasive plastic surgery, there are also health benefits. After you learn about these three health benefits, you may gain a new perspective on plastic surgery.
Plastic Surgery Can Reduce or Eliminate Pain
Most women who undergo breast reduction surgery want to remove intense lower back pain from their lives. Large breasts, which can easily weigh five to six pounds each, make it difficult for women to stand up straight. Even when they hunch over, though, their lower backs experience a lot of pressure that eventually leads to pain.
Breast reduction surgery usually takes between two and five hours. Patients can expect a two-week recovery period. For those who have lived with back pain for years, the procedure is a blessing.
Plastic Surgery Can Help People Get More Active
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Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to lead a healthy life. Despite this, only 20.8 percent of adults in the United States meet the Physical Activity Guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities.
Obese people who want to lose weight often face a particularly difficult challenge. They need to exercise, but excessive fat makes it impossible for them to participate in aerobic activities for more than a few minutes at a time. Since they can’t exercise, they can’t lose weight.
Body contouring procedures like tummy tucks and liposuction give overweight and obese people a chance to get more out of exercise. Once a surgeon removes the weight, patients can exercise more to prevent future weight gain.
Breast reduction surgery can also make exercise easier by reducing pain and making women more agile.
Plastic Surgery Can Improve Self-Confidence
Whether you have excess weight or fine lines on your face, feeling unattractive can take a toll on your self-confidence. Your friends and relatives may tell you that these problems don’t matter, or that you look beautiful just the way you are. Those are nice, supportive statements, but they don’t change the fact that changes in your physical appearance have contributed to low self-confidence and other mental health problems.
Plastic surgery could help you recover your self-confidence so you feel better about yourself. Dr. Honrado uses THERMIlift to repair saggy, loose skin, which can help a lot of people regain their self-confidence as they age.
THERMIlift uses small doses of radiofrequency energy that targets fat cells under your skin. As the fat cells become hot, the skin tightens and retracts. This makes it a good option for patients who want to reduce skin on the face, legs, neck, arms, stomach, and back. Instead of having excess skin removed from your body, you get a safer, less-invasive option that will make you feel more confident in yourself.
No matter what kind of minimally invasive plastic surgery you’re interested in, there’s a good chance that your health will benefit. Whether you want to get more exercise or you’ve lost confidence in yourself, plastic surgery can often help.