Plastic surgery has become one of the most in-demand medical industries in the Philippines. Many Filipinos are now considering undergoing procedures that would enhance their appearance. However, there is still hesitance among Filipinos regarding getting any surgical procedure. Sadly, there’s still a stigma in the country about plastic surgery; it is even looked down upon by many people. What people may not know is it’s not just about vanity; there are other benefits of plastic surgery.
Of course, embracing your natural beauty is a good thing, but there is nothing wrong about wanting to improve your physical features. If you are one of those people that are interested in having plastic surgery, nothing stops you from doing so. However, if you are still on offense about undergoing surgery, these following benefits may coax you into having the beauty you have always wanted.
Benefits of Plastic Surgery
Improved Physical Health
When we say health and wellness, this pertains to both the body and mind. As discussed earlier, one of the benefits of plastic surgery is an enhanced psychological outlook. At the same time, plastic surgery also improves a person’s physical health.
Liposuction or a tummy tuck does not only produce a slimmer figure, but it also lowers the risk of heart conditions and diabetes. Being overweight increases the risk of having diabetes because excess fatty acids weaken the body’s ability to break down insulin. Also, excessive body fat leads to higher cholesterol and blood pressure. The operations mentioned remove fat cells from the body, which has a positive impact on a person’s health; the fat reduction is relatively small, but it still brings significant change to your blood pressure and cholesterol readings.
Plastic surgery is also a way to fix congenital disabilities, such as cleft lip and palate. When left untreated, cleft lip leads to difficulty in feeding, growth, development, ear infections, hearing, speech and facial appearance. Plastic surgeons work with other doctors from other specialties (orthodontics, speech pathology, oral and maxillofacial surgery) to assure the full rehabilitation of the patient. The plastic surgeon is responsible for the surgical repair of the cleft lip and palate.
In addition, plastic surgery pushes people to live a healthier lifestyle. If you have undergone liposuction, you will try to prevent gaining back the weight you lost. This includes a better diet regimen and being more active. A change in habits does not only maintain a good physique, but it also promotes overall better health.
One of the most apparent benefits of plastic surgery is an improved physical appearance. Procedures can help you enhance certain parts of your face and body that you might be unhappy with. Surgical operations can help you achieve the balance, symmetry, and proportion that you desire.
Besides, surgery can be a way to mask the physical traces of the struggles that you might have experienced in the past. For example, a person might have a crooked nose as a result of an accident; rhinoplasty can help in fixing the shape of their nose. At the same time, a woman who underwent a mastectomy to treat breast cancer may opt to have breast reconstruction to restore the shape of their breast.
Plastic surgery does not only change how we see ourselves on the outside but on the inside too. The physical imperfections that we have can result in having very low self-confidence. At worst, these lead to depression and anxiety because of body dysmorphia.
For instance, a woman might feel less like a woman for having smaller breasts or flat buttocks. Also, for some people, having a bigger body frame prevents them from making new connections with people. A scar from an accident may stop a person from attending a social event to avoid directing any attention to it. In reality, our physical appearance greatly affects how we feel about ourselves, which then affects how we interact with the people around us.
Unwanted physical traits may cause social anxiety and may become a hindrance for some of us in building social and professional relationships. It can diminish our sense of self-worth, stopping a person from achieving success both personally and professionally.
Improving our physical attributes may also help in creating a more positive self-image. Plastic surgery can boost someone’s self-esteem and confidence. Some studies even show that pleasant physical appearance results in professional success like hiring and promotions. As the saying goes, “be confident in your own skin,” however, for some, it takes a few changes before being able to do so.
Plastic surgery can ease the pain you might be experiencing. For example, a nose job can alleviate breathing problems. A deviated septum is a partition that separates the two chambers of the nostril, which makes it difficult to breathe. Rhinoplasty allows the alignment of the septum. By changing the shape and size of the nose, patients observed that they are able to breathe easier after undergoing plastic surgery.
Furthermore, a breast augmentation can improve your posture as you are required to stand up straight to support the weight of your breast. It distributes the pressure on the neck and shoulder muscles rather than your back alone. At the same time, women who have overly large breasts tend to struggle with shoulder and back pain; having breast reduction surgery provides them relief.
Lastly, plastic surgery can improve your vision. For people who have droopy eyes and struggle with dry-eye problems, a Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery can correct them, immediately relieving you from the discomfort because of them.
As the demand for plastic surgery increases, more clinics in the Philippines are offering various surgical procedures such as breast surgery, liposuction, and rhinoplasty. Throughout the years, the country has become a medical tourism hotspot, with many local and international patients flocking to the country to have their operation. So, if you are interested in enhancing your beauty, you have many options to choose from.
Compared to other countries, plastic surgery in the Philippines cost cheaper. However, despite the lower cost, the quality of service given by local medical facilities are at par with its international counterparts. The country has many qualified and experienced plastic surgeons who are trained locally and internationally. Medical facilities are also investing in state-of-the-art medical facilities for their patients.
Of course, these procedures also come with some disadvantages. However, as long as you do your research about the right surgeon and clinic, you will yield the benefits of plastic surgery. Also, it is vital to make sure that you are prepared, both physically and mentally, for undergoing an operation. Weigh all the pros and cons, but the final decision is yours to make.
If you do decide to go on with the surgery, make sure you have a skilled and trusted surgeon to guide you throughout the whole process. During consultations, be honest about your body goals so you and your surgeon can set realistic expectations about your surgery. Follow all of their preoperative and post-operative instructions. Finally, keep a positive outlook and enjoy your new look.