Dr. Al Rantel’s Health Lessons & Recommendations

facial-reconstructionVery few people are completely satisfied with their physical appearance. Some yearn for a sharper nose, some desire fuller lips, some want a perfect bust line, and others want a thinner waist. Most people learn to live the way they are, but the rest of them opt for cosmetic surgery. Also known as plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery helps to correct the negative aspects of your physical appearance in a way that makes you look more attractive, and thus more confident. There are different types of cosmetic surgery for various parts of the body, and some of them have been listed below.

Rhinoplasty

If you are not happy with the shape of your nose, you can opt for rhinoplasty,also referred to as a nose job. Through this surgery, the size and shape of your nose can be enhanced. Those who have a flawed nose because of birth defect or due to some accident can opt for this surgery. People suffering from breathing or nasal problems also opt for rhinoplasty.

Otoplasty

If you have disfigured ears, you can opt for otoplasty. Some people have disfigured ears due to birth defect and some due to an accident. At times, the structure of the ears can result in complete or partial loss of hearing. In such situations, otoplasty can come as a rescue.

Blepharoplasty

This surgery can help improve the appearance of your eyes and make them look well defined and brighter. Through this surgery, the eyelids of the patient are given a good shape and are lifted, so that they do not look droopy and tired. If you have droopy eyes, blepharoplasty is the right solution for you.

Face lift

Sagging facial skin is bound to occur with age. However, you can get rid of this by opting for a facelift. Through the surgery the excessive loose skin on your face will get removed. A face lift also helps you get rid of wrinkles, and the end result is a tight, bright and younger looking face. Similar surgeries include a neck, cheek, or brow lift.

Tummy tuck

Tummy tuck surgery, as its name suggest, helps to remove excess fat from the abdomen. This helps in firming and tightening the skin on the abs. The end result being a slimmer and toned abdomen.

Liposuction

This is quite like tummy tuck, and helps remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen. Liposuction can be performed in various ways, like radio frequency, mesotherpay, laser therapy and so on. A particular treatment is decided keeping in mind the condition of the patient.

Breast surgery

Many women are not happy with the size and shape of their breasts. Women who desire bigger breasts can opt for breast implants that enlarge the size of their breasts. Those who suffer from loose and sagging breast due to breast feeding or aging can opt for breast lift surgery, which will help regain the lost elasticity and firmness. For women who want to reduce the size of breasts, they can get a breast reduction instead. This can help alleviate discomfort and pain from having overly large breast.

Hair implants

This type of cosmetic surgery is becoming very popular with many celebrities, particularly men. In case of hair implants, artificial hair is added to the bald scalp. This surgery is also popularly known as hair weaving, and is a blessing for bald people.

Benefits of cosmetic surgery

cosmetic-surgery-adviceIf you are looking forward to opt for plastic surgery, you naturally would also want to know what would the results be like, and what changes you will experience. To help you understand the same, some of the various benefits people enjoy after a plastic surgery are listed below.

Physical – the most noticeable benefit is a healthier look on the particular part of the body. Your body will appear in a more natural proportion. Effects of sun exposure and aging can be corrected, thus offering you a completely new look. You can look years younger with plastic surgery. Those who opt for breast reduction surgery notice a reduction in neck pain, headache, and lower back pain. Post this surgery, women are more comfortably able to exercise, play sports, and wear different types of clothes.

Psychological – Apart from physical advantages, a person undergoing plastic surgery enjoys many emotional benefits. Those who opt for liposuction feel more confident about themselves, are more energetic and participate in all activities, that they did not feel like being a part of earlier. Those who opt for breast augmentation look more attractive, and this greatly boosts their confidence levels. After undergoing plastic surgeries, people experience improvement in their appearance and this make them more confident and outgoing, and increases their self-esteem.

How to choose the right cosmetic surgeon

Plastic surgery can definitely prove to be a blessing, but news of surgeries going wrong is not unheard of. To make sure your surgery is performed in the right way, you need to select the best plastic surgeon. So how do you make the right selection?

Do a proper research – You can ask your family or friends for referrals or recommendations. You can check with your acquaintances or friends who might have undergone the same procedure you are interested in. The internet is yet another medium using which you can search for surgeons, but do not fall for any enticing marketing campaigns.

Check credentials – find out if the surgeon you are eyeing on has already performed the kind of surgery you are interested in. If yes, then properly go through their credentials and training. The doctor you opt for must have been accredited by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Verify experience – if you are happy with their experience you need to check their experience level. Enquire how many times the surgeon has performed the type of surgery you are interested in. It is very important that you yourself find out about any valid bad experiences or any disciplinary actions against that surgeon. You can go through their before and after photos as this will help you take the correct decision.

Technology aids – Look properly into the surgeon’s practice. Does he make use of the latest technology? If yes, this shows the surgeon is up to date and goes back to school to continue improving. Since technology is improving every day your surgeon must be updated, and know how to use latest equipments or procedure so that you can enjoy the best results.

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