Lifting the Veil on Plastic Surgery

Whether it’s a breast augmentation or breast reduction, liposuction or tummy tuck, there is an incredible number of different types of plastic surgery a person can undergo. The incredible thing about that number is that it is continuing to grow year after year. As the popularity of plastic surgery grows, so do the pervasive myths that surround it. Are plastic surgeons really worth the cost? Are there any benefits to using plastic surgeons to undergo a physical transformation? Those are some great questions – ones that we are happy to answer.

Like all industries, plastic surgery is pocketed with the good, the bad, and the ugly. Because of how much money is spent on plastic surgeons each year, there has been an incredible influx of practitioners in the market who do not follow the best practices or have the experience necessary to help individuals achieve their desired transformations.

Whether you are looking at plastic surgery to improve your physical appearance, reconstruct after an accident, or to regain your confidence, the decision to undergo plastic surgery should not be made lightly. Traditionally, improving physical appearance is the main reason people have undergone plastic surgery. However, this is just one of the benefits that plastic surgeons can help with.

It is no secret that when you look good, you feel good. Improved physical appearance translates easily into improved self-confidence and a greater willingness to try new things and be more confident in social situations. Think about any friend you know who has lost massive amounts of weight. Any person who has gone from being obese to fit can tell you of the amazing confidence shift that has happened along the way.

The thing is, different cultures and people have different ideas of what is beautiful and physically attractive. Whether you want larger breasts or smaller ones, plastic surgery is a great way to help you get the body you want.

There are also a significant number of plastic surgery procedures that can improve physical health along with physical attractiveness. Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) can help increase airflow to the lungs for example. Liposuction can remove unhealthy fat deposits on the body. Breast reduction surgery can also relieve physical discomfort (such as back pain or skin irritation) from disproportionately large breasts.

In addition to helping with physical health, there are a number of mental health benefits that can be gained from undergoing plastic surgery. It is unfortunate that many people grow up being teased and made fun of for a certain physical feature they have. Whether it be a large nose, a little extra fat, or breasts that are “too big” or “too small,” there is no limit to the number of things people have been teased for. For some people, this leads to crippling internal beliefs about themselves and their self-image. While there are other ways to change these beliefs, plastic surgery offers a powerful way to instantly change the way you see yourself, resulting in a more positive self-image that can help reduce social anxiety and promote a greater feeling of control over your life. This can help people have more confidence and be more willing to take on new challenges in life. 

Improving your mental health and physical health are just some of the many benefits of plastic surgery. For more information on plastic surgery or to schedule a consultation in the Gainesville area, contact Gaines Plastic Surgery today!