Is Corrective Cosmetic Surgery Right For You?

Is Corrective Cosmetic Surgery Right For You?

Corrective surgery is not just for injuries. There is a wide range of corrective cosmetic surgery options for whatever aspect of your body you are seeking to improve or fix.

Depending on the part of your body that requires attention, or that you wish to have cosmetically altered for aesthetic reasons, there may be a cosmetic corrective surgery option suitable for your needs.

So let’s take a look over the most common procedures and how they can improve your life.

Corrective Cosmetic Surgery

Here are some of the more common procedures available to correct or enhance your body.

Feet And Hands

Corrective foot surgery is a procedure aimed to fix a variety of complications in the feet and ankles.

A common operation is the reduction or removal of bunions, which are abnormal bone growths on the big toe joint.

Bunions can cause foot pain from restrictive shoes and worsen with age, but bunions are relatively easy to remove or correct with surgery.

If you experience pain and restricted movement in your hands due to deformity or injury, you might consider corrective hand surgery.

These procedures can adjust aliments such as Dupuytren’s contracture, carpal tunnel syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis.

Facial Features

Everyone has probably heard of a facelift, but what exactly that entails varies from person to person.

There are multiple specific cosmetic surgeries available to correct facial aspects or correct birth defects or injury scars.

For example, a cleft lip is common a anomaly caused at birth and can affect the development of speech, plus hinder normal breathing and eating development. It’s repaired through corrective surgery, called cheiloplasty, usually in childhood.

Adults may consider blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, to correct bags under the eyes, unusually puffy eyelids caused by fat deposits in the skin, or to correct vision impediments from drooping upper eyelids.

Plastic surgery to change or adjust the shape of your nose is a common procedure for aesthetic reasons. But there are also medical necessities for nose surgery, such as repairing damage from crushed or broken tissue or blocked nasal passages that hinder normal breathing.

Arms And Legs

If you experience body dysphoria due to your height — a psychological response common in shorter men, experts say — don’t despair.

Limb-lengthening procedures are becoming more and more common, in particular leg-lengthening. This is a reconstructive surgery that can increase your height up to a few inches.

Keep in mind that this is a long-term process, as the bones must be extended gradually with implanted splints or rods. The leg bones can grow back and surrounding soft tissue, such as muscles and tendons, can adjust and grow to accommodate the changes.

A similar procedure can be done to increase arm length. This can correct arms that are different lengths or adjust the length of the arm bones for increased reach and movement.

Limb-lengthening procedures require extensive physical therapy to ensure the full functionality of the limbs and bodily mobility after surgery.

The Takeaway

If you’re unsatisfied by — or restricted by — areas of your body, consult a specialist who can suggest the right treatment or cosmetic corrective surgery for you.

Each person’s needs are unique, but there is help available.

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