Media stories emphasize the intangible benefits of plastic surgery, from increased self-confidence to reduced social anxiety, from a better body image to greater willingness to taking risks.
What gets lost in the hoopla is the fact that these procedures also offer specific physical benefits. The health improvements many patients gain can be life-changing, according to plastic surgeon Adam Tattelbaum, M.D.
Here is a look at 4 ways that plastic surgery can benefit your health.
#1. Improved Breathing
Rhinoplasty can get rid of that bump on the bridge of your nose. And at the same time, you can get a procedure done that makes it easier to breathe by fixing a deviated septum and letting air move in and out freely.
The results of this procedure can be dramatic. Patients report they get a full night’s sleep for the first time in years. Their spouse sleeps better because the surgery stopped the snoring. Because oxygen flows more freely, they have more energy.
#2. Better Vision
Droopy eyelids make you look older and not alert. But did you know they can also make it hard to see easily, especially off to the sides? Corrective plastic surgery on your eyelids can give you better peripheral vision.
Heavy eyelids, with excess skin and tissue, can also make you strain as you try to focus. The results are headaches and fatigue, especially noticeable if you drive for long periods.
An experienced surgeon can perform upper eyelid plastic surgery, called blepharoplasty, that gets rid of excess tissue and skin that’s weighing it down. You see better and more easily, even off to the side.
#3. Less Back, Shoulder and Neck Pain
Feel like you are permanently carrying a cement sack around your middle? Excess fat and skin around your abdomen area can cause soreness in the muscles in your back, shoulders and neck. It can lead to headaches, soreness and even shooting pain that affects your entire lifestyle.
For many women, the problem is compounded by weak muscles in the abdomen area. Even starting an exercise program can be too challenging when you’re fighting the effects of weak muscles and extra weight.
A tummy tuck can make a major difference, eliminating the source of the pain. This procedure tightens abs muscles and reduces the amount of weight and skin your body is dealing with. The result is less stress on the neck, shoulders and back. It can be the first step to a more active lifestyle.
Another plastic surgery procedure that can help is breast reduction surgery. For women with large breasts, it can prevent chronic back, shoulder and neck pain and headaches. It can also put an end to the itchy, red and painful skin irritation that develops beneath larger breasts.
#4. Weight Loss Maintenance
Once you lose the weight, the challenge is to keep it off. That’s where body contouring procedures like liposuction or a tummy tuck can help.
Men and women who have the work done report that it’s easier to eat healthy and exercise regularly. This effect is a direct result of a better self-image. Once you see how good you look, you are motivated to keep your body in shape.
Whatever your struggle and expectations for plastic surgery, Dr. Adam Tattelbaum is here to help. He is committed to working with you to achieve your specific goals. Over the years that he and his staff have been serving the Rockville-Annapolis-McLean area, they have earned a reputation for attention to detail and compassionate patient care.
It all starts with a consultation. He really listens to what you want to achieve. Then he provides realistic feedback and comes up with a treatment plan, including surgical and non-surgical options, that is tailored specifically to your needs.
Dr. Tattelbaum is double-board certified:
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Board of Surgery
He is active in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the elite American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Consumer Research Council of American listed him in its “America’s Top Surgeons.” Multiple times, he has also made the Top Plastic Surgeons list, published by Washingtonian Magazine.
Dr. Tattelbaum offers a variety of plastic surgery treatments, including:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast procedures
- Body contouring
- Eyelid surgery
To see how plastic surgery can help your biggest body challenge, contact the office of Dr. Adam Tattelbaum today.