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How Cosmetic Procedures Improve Your Life

June 17th, 2016 | Posted in: Beauty Tips, Body Contouring, Breast Augmentation, Breast Health, Eyelid Surgery, Liposuction |

Beyond Looking Good: How Cosmetic Procedures Can Improve Your Life

Have you ever thought about getting plastic surgery for health reasons? Then you’re not alone. While plastic surgery is often thought of as a way to alter your appearance, many cosmetic procedures help improve your life in a far larger way.

Here’s a look at some of the types of cosmetic surgeries that can also benefit your health and lifestyle.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery removes some of the breast tissue and skin from the breasts to reshape and reduce the size, weight, firmness, and shape of the breasts. It can also make the areolas (dark skin around the nipples) smaller.

Some of the benefits to having breast reduction surgery include:

  • It can help alleviate neck, back, and shoulder pain
  • Improves posture/spinal alignment
  • Can help resolve asthma issues (breathing problems)
  • Makes it easier to exercise
  • Eliminates skin irritation under breasts

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, or breast implant surgery, is a procedure in which your doctor will place implants (either silicone or saline) into a pocket above or below your chest muscle. Breast augmentation can be performed for cosmetic purposes or for reconstructive purposes (i.e. after a mastectomy for breast cancer).

While breast augmentation can be performed after a mastectomy, it can also help with:

  • Correcting tuberous breasts
  • Improving posture from significant asymmetry
  • Micromastia (breasts that never developed)


A rhinoplasty (nose job) works to reshape the bones of the nose, often to repair damage from an accident or injury, or to alleviate functional issues. Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market.

Some of the benefits of rhinoplasty surgery are:

  • Reduction in snoring
  • Restores facial symmetry
  • Corrects birth defects
  • Corrects sinus problems (such as a deviated septum)
  • Fixes a broken nose
  • Improves breathing (increases oxygen flow)

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids for cosmetic or functional reasons.

Some of the benefits of eyelid surgery are:

  • Improved vision
  • Fewer fine lines
  • No more bags
  • Brighter, larger eyes

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck works to tighten muscles and remove loose skin and fat from the abdomen so that it appears flat and toned. Tummy tucks are also used to help patients who have undergone extreme weight loss in a short period of time.

Benefits from receiving a tummy tuck include:

  • Reduction of stress incontinence
  • Improved abdominal tone
  • Better posture
  • Ventral hernia correction
  • Reduces risk of diabetes
  • Alleviates back pain
  • Removes excess skin

Body Contouring

Just like the tummy tuck, body contouring can help patients who have undergone a significant weight loss in a short period of time. Body contouring is a group of procedures, which may include an arm lift, buttocks lift, thigh lift, and breast lift; as well as the aforementioned tummy tuck. Liposuction may also be performed.

An arm lift removes excess skin and fat deposits, giving the arm a more pleasing and youthful contour. It can be used to help tighten arms that have become loose or flabby as a result of aging or dramatic weight loss.

A buttock lift can provide you with a more toned, shapely butt. You can read more about the Brazilian Butt Lift here. A thigh lift removes extra skin and fat to give you tightened, toned, and better proportioned thighs.

Finally, a breast lift (often one of the most popular body contouring operations) treats sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping, nipples, and stretched areolas; returning a more youthful shape and lift to your breasts.

A combination of some of these procedures can help:

  • Reduce stress incontinence
  • Reduce risk of diabetes
  • Alleviate back pain
  • Correct the rectus muscle position
  • Remove excess skin


Liposuction removes fat from your body using cannulas – long hollow tubes with holes on one end and attached to suction on the other. While liposuction can help alleviate the aesthetic issues that stubborn fat can cause, it can also be used to help with a range of medical conditions, such as:

  • Benign fatty tumors (lipomas)
  • Abnormal enlargement of the male breasts
  • Problems with metabolism of fat
  • Excessive sweating in the armpit area

Book a Consultation

Before seeking any type of cosmetic surgery, whether for aesthetic or health-related purposes, you should consult with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. With years of experience and an eye for aesthetic perfection, Dr. Chiu will provide you with the cosmetic results you deserve.