Why Do People Get Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery once had a reputation of being only for the super-wealthy, and it was seen as a “vanity project,” or a means of enhancing a less-than-satisfactory body. With advancements in the field, though, there’s greater accessibility to cosmetic procedures, which can enhance patients’ lives in a wide variety of ways. 

This begs the question: Why should someone consider cosmetic surgery?

Our team here at Gabay & Gottlieb has helped many people looking for tummy tucks, eye lifts, liposuction, and more in the Princeton area, and our patients all have different motivations for undergoing cosmetic procedures. A few of the most common reasons are listed below.

Help with Defects or Hardships

If you have a birth defect that’s causing you pain, then cosmetic surgery might be able to help improve your quality of life. Cleft palates, for example, carry a risk of complications that might not be worth it for you to risk, and some cosmetic procedures can help correct a cleft palate, minimizing those risks in the process.

In addition to birth defects, cosmetic surgery can also help reduce the amount of hardship that a person endures due to the way their body developed. Breast reduction surgery, for example, can help ease the amount of pressure on the spine and increase a woman’s overall quality of life. While this may not be considered a birth defect, back pain can be a severe problem that many women do not want to experience.

Prevent Health Problems

In some cases, cosmetic surgery can reduce your risk of developing certain health issues. For example, loose skin that’s left on the body after significant weight loss can sag and chafe and cause uncomfortable rashes. Undergoing a cosmetic surgical procedure to remove loose skin can reduce the incidence of rashes and improve your mobility and overall level of comfort.

Because You Want To

Fundamentally, cosmetic surgery is about doing something to help you become your best self. While it may come with extra benefits, you shouldn’t undergo a cosmetic procedure because you feel pressured by someone else.

You should feel comfortable talking over your motivation and your goals with your surgical team. If you have questions about what to expect from your procedure or are interested in scheduling a liposuction procedure in Philadelphia, give the Gabay & Gottlieb team a call today.