There are a lot of misconceptions about plastic surgery, especially about the part about making people look fake or artificial. The formal term, cosmetic surgery, removes the notion of artificiality and instead gives you an idea of the procedure’s benefits that revolve around either cosmetic or corrective. I can say that not all of the patients who undergo the various procedures are after cosmetic benefits. Sometimes, they’re more into corrective benefits. The procedure corrects the way they look and would allow them to have better self-confidence and self-esteem. If a woman finds herself with low self-esteem because she’s wearing big glasses, what can she do? If a man has a big nose but can’t do anything about it, what can he do?
The following surgical procedures are the most popular choices for men and women and are geared towards corrective benefits rather than cosmetic.
- Tummy tuck can also act as a corrective procedure apart from its cosmetic nature. When women give birth, the abdominal muscles are stretched so the abdomen ends up flabby and worn. This gives it the impression that the abdomen is riddled with fats. A tummy tuck procedure can reduce the presence of fats in the abdomen area and tighten the abdominal muscles, giving your abdomen a flatter and firmer look.
- Chin implants and rhinoplasty are two plastic surgical procedures that can enhance the facial features, particularly the chin and nose. This is more focused on correcting the features and enhancing it at the same time. Some people find it difficult to breathe or suffer from poor self-esteem due to their nose, while there are those that are insecure about their chins.
- Lasik eye surgery is a procedure that corrects vision by burning off the corneas of the eye. When a cornea is defective, it’s not able to deflect light properly so the end result is people’s visions are blurry or they cannot see something that’s close or a distance. This is an outpatient procedure that will take a couple of hours to do and a few weeks to recover properly.
- Breast augmentation and reduction are two surgical procedures that focus on correcting and enhancing the breast size of women. Reduction is intended for overly large breast sizes that cause discomfort while augmentation is more cosmetic in nature due to its uplifting benefits, so to speak.
If you’re going to consider cosmetic surgery, you need to talk to your doctors about the potential risks and benefits. You will undergo a lot of testing to determine your eligibility for the procedure. It will also determine how fast you will be able to recover after the surgery.