We often associate plastic surgery with vain people who want to change themselves to suit some idealised image. While it is true that there are many people who suffer such low self-esteem that they need to seek out plastic surgery to try and fix their insecurity issues, the fact is that plastic surgery can offer thousands of people a new lease on life.
What Do Plastic Surgeons Do?
Top plastic surgeons in Brisbane offer a wide range of services. They not only deal with the cosmetic side of surgery but they also do so in a way that is compassionate, takes the needs of the patient into strong consideration, and places it within the context of how it will help the patient to feel about himself or herself and enjoy life.
While some of us might snigger at the thought of someone having a rhinoplasty, or “nose job”, the fact of the matter is that plastic surgeons help thousands of people with all sorts of surgeries. Here are just several common surgical procedures that plastic surgeons perform:
- Breast Reductions: By watching mainstream media, one would think that breast augmentations are about the only services that plastic surgeons offer. While breast enlargements may be common, the fact is that plastic surgeons also offer breast reductions and breast reconstructions. For many women, overly large breasts may cause them headaches and exhaustion. A judicious breast reduction can seriously improve a woman’s quality of life.
- Breast Enlargement: While we may all be familiar with the monstrous breast enlargements that some surgeons may perform on insecure celebrities, the fact is that a careful enlargement of the breasts by an experienced professional can also improve how a woman feels about herself. Clothes may fit better, she may feel better in social situations, and she may gain a steady boost on how she feels about herself.
- Breast Reconstruction: Many women who have survived breast cancer have had to have a mastectomy, or removal of the breast(s). This can cause depression and social anxiety. A plastic surgeon can reshape any leftover breast tissue and reconstruct a breast shape that can make her feel less awkward about herself and in social situations.
- Weight Loss: Many people, both men and women, face the stigma of being considered overweight even when they have lost a lot of weight very quickly. Even those women who have had children and who have an excess of skin on their abdomens often feel stigmatised. The fact is that an excess of skin around the abdomen can be unsightly and cause a person to feel self-conscious. A plastic surgeon can carefully remove these areas of excess skin, tuck the tummy, and tighten the abdominal muscles.
Plastic surgeons may sometimes be viewed cynically but the fact is that they can help a great many people feel good about themselves and provide a person with a new lease on life.