How Plastic Surgery Extends Life Expectancy

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone that doesn’t know that the benefits of plastic surgery include increased confidence and a more youthful appearance.

But it turns out that in some cases, plastic surgery extends life expectancy too. Because there are many occasions when plastic surgery also leads to to a healthier body and lifestyle.

And improved health along with making better choices can mean a longer and more fulfilling life.

How Plastic Surgery Extends Life Expectancy

Decades ago, plastic surgery was often considered a luxury that only the rich could afford. The image was of wealthy people discussing who’d had “work” done and then attempting to one-up each other.

This is no longer the case.

For example, patients who seek out plastic surgery due to excess skin and fat often complain of back pain. This is the result of a weaker core and poor posture that come with the extra weight. In addition, carrying extra weight requires the heart to work harder and increases the risk of diabetes.

Plus, being overweight makes it harder to engage in exercise.

But liposuction, a tummy tuck or a breast reduction, for example, can help patients strengthen the core, improve posture, and decrease back and even neck pain. And lowering weight can be the difference between being able to exercise and engage in more mindful eating and getting diagnosed with diabetes or heart problems that could cut life short.

Better Seeing and Breathing Through Plastic Surgery

It’s not just about extra weight though.

Eyelid surgery is usually recommended for those who find that their eyelids have drooped with age. Such drooping can interfere with vision and make people more prone to accidents or falling.

Meanwhile, patients with a deviated septum frequently have difficulty with breathing. They may experience trouble with drainage and experience snoring – all of which can lead to serious health risks. Plastic surgery restores breathing and thereby improves health.

Even a Facelift Can Make a Difference

It might seem unlikely that even a facelift can increase life expectancy. But ask yourself this – how old do you feel?

Most of us feel younger than we look. And the older we get, the larger that chasm between how we feel and how we look grows. Repeatedly glancing into the mirror each day to find an older face staring back can zap us of our confidence and leave us feeling unsatisfied. But a facelift can restore self-esteem.

And it’s now widely accepted that improving appearance through plastic surgery can make a sizable difference in one’s life that goes beyond vanity.

In fact, a research study published in Clinical Psychological Science found that people who undergo plastic surgery are actually happier. In feeling better about their bodies and their appearance, they experienced increased confidence, improved self esteem, and a greater sense of satisfaction. All of this equals a higher quality of life.

And a happier person is a healthier person.

Improve Your Health with Plastic Surgery

It’s surprising to know that among its many benefits, plastic surgery extends life expectancy. But it also makes perfect sense.

After all, there’s a proven mind and body connection. So when we look better, we feel better. And when we feel better, we’re likely to live a healthier, happier, and more productive life.

To find out how plastic surgery could boost your confidence and ultimately help you to live a longer life, contact us today. And get ready to be amazed.