Plastic surgery procedures aren’t done just for cosmetic purposes. Plastic surgery can be done and sometimes needs to be done to help improve a person’s body’s overall health or function. Some examples of this include congenital disabilities, trouble breathing, back pain, and more. In some instances, these procedures can also serve cosmetic purposes too. Below are a few different medical conditions that plastic surgery can help resolve.
1. Deviated Septum
Some people are born with a deviated septum, and some develop it from a nose injury. A deviated septum can cause frequent sinus infections, heavy snoring, and difficulty breathing. Getting a Rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum will fix these symptoms and help improve the nose’s appearance.
2. Breast Reduction
Breasts that are not proportionate to a person’s body can cause chronic discomfort, leading to back pain, shoulder grooving, and neck pain. Having overly large breasts can lead to poor posture, which can have several adverse effects. A breast reduction will help in removing excess tissue, lifting the breasts, and improving internal support. With the help of a skilled plastic surgeon, a breast reduction will help create a breast shape and size ideal for your frame.
3. Eyelid Procedure
Significant eyelid drooping causes the skin to hang over the eyelashes, affecting the person’s ability to see. This excessive drooping can impact the ability to see, drive, and more. An eyelid lift, or Blepharoplasty, is typically medically necessary and can help tighten the sagging muscles and skin behind the dropping upper and lower eyelids. This procedure has helped many patients improve the size of the visual field and peripheral vision.
4. Craniofacial Surgery
Craniofacial surgery consists of different procedures like cleft lip, cleft palate, craniosynostosis, and more. This type of surgery is a sub-specialization of plastic surgery that treats children born with facial abnormalities and deformities. Symptoms of a cleft palate include difficulty with feedings, chronic ear infections, speech difficulties, and social and emotional problems.