The Added Medical Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery

Benefits-gauge-on-highThe benefits of plastic surgery are more wide-reaching than many people might realize. Although cosmetic surgery procedures are typically intended to treat aesthetic concerns, the mental and emotional impact of these changes to a person’s appearance can be significant. And this is before even getting into the potential medical benefits of certain cosmetic procedures. Our expert plastic surgeons wanted to take some time to detail the outstanding medical benefits some of our most in-demand plastic surgery procedures can provide our patients.

Tummy Tuck

It’s natural for muscles in the abdomen to become damaged or separated over time for some people. This is especially common during pregnancy. Tummy tuck surgery can help repair this muscle damage to fortify the abdominal wall. Doing so can help improve a person’s posture while treating and preventing potential hernias. In some cases, undergoing a tummy tuck may even be able to help treat the effects of stress urinary incontinence.


In addition to helping patients alter the size and shape of their nose, undergoing rhinoplasty surgery can offer certain benefits to a person’s health as well. Rhinoplasty may be used to address breathing issues like a deviated septum or other structural nasal obstructions. For some patients who have experienced a nasal fracture, a rhinoplasty can be used to restore the appearance of the nose and prevent other harmful side effects like potential blood clotting.

Breast Reduction

Larger breasts mean heavier breasts. And this added weight in the chest area can put additional pressure on a woman’s spine over time, leading to back pain and posture issues. Many women who undergo breast reduction surgery also experience relief from existing neck and shoulder pain.

Although they may not be the primary reason that a patient chooses to undergo his or her cosmetic procedure, these medical benefits can be a fantastic bonus for people interested in improving their appearance with plastic surgery. If you want to learn more about the plastic surgery procedures we perform, please contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation at one of our Atlanta, Alpharetta, Cumming, or Canton area locations today. You can also follow along with us on Facebook and Twitter for additional plastic surgery tips, news, and much more.