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 Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with restoration of form and function.

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is one of the most common medical procedures most people opt for. With the emerging standards of social acceptance, people are now geared toward perfecting their physical traits. Cosmetic surgery also involves restoring the self-image and confidence of people. Those who have physical defects can benefit well with this surgery.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the patients who have undergone cosmetic surgery have a strong self-image and would like to improve their physical traits, and those who have physical defects want to improve on their self-esteem.

So who can benefit from cosmetic surgery? They are:

  • People Undergoing Crisis

This is not only limited to those who are suffering from medical conditions. These people also include those who are undergoing major changes in their life like divorce, death and the loss of a job. Cosmetic surgery is usually done to help them cope with the crisis by means of improving their appearance. However, doctors emphasize that these people need to work on their crisis first and use cosmetic surgery only to contribute to wellness. It does not necessarily treat the patients from the underlying crisis.

  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder

It is a serious illness that causes a person to be severely bothered by physical imperfections. A person who suffers from Body Dysmorphic Disorder may get heavily disturbed at the slightest physical flaw like the appearance of acne, facial lines, wrinkles, thinning hair or many others. In fact, there are cases of depression even after cosmetic surgery is done. Cosmetic surgery helps in the alleviation of symptoms. Major treatments include the use of medications and cognitive behavior therapy.

  • Reshaping of Body Parts

Cosmetic surgery also involves the reshaping or enhancing of body parts. The breasts can be reduced or enlarged for various reasons. The ears can also be surgically treated if they are too large or when they protrude closer to the face. Most people opt for cosmetic surgery to correct drooping eyelids or when they want their eye bags removed. Some want to remove signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. There are people who want to reshape their nose while others seek cosmetic surgery to flatten their abdomen.

Cosmetic surgery helps in improving a person’s quality of life. Millions of people have undergone cosmetic surgery, and they are now living their life to the fullest. Dr. Dan Rowe from Brisbane Hand and Plastic Surgery works toward enhancing the lives of people by means of practicing his skills in aesthetic surgery techniques under the guidance of the world-renowned plastic surgeons in Melbourne and Brisbane.