At Veda Medical in Live Oak, TX, we know that the many benefits of plastic surgery in San Antonio don’t begin and end at the surface level. Plastic surgery can improve health and function, appearance and self-esteem, and bring with it intangible benefits you can’t fully appreciate until you experience them for yourself.
The Many Benefits of Plastic Surgery in San Antonio
Better Physical Health
The first way plastic surgery in San Antonio can change a life is by improving physical health. Consider just a few areas where these procedures and treatments can be life-changing:
Also known as an upper eye lift, this procedure may seem to be all about changing the way a person looks. What it can also do, though, is reduce the effects of eye strain, making computer and fine-detail work easier again and improving peripheral vision.
Hand and Microsurgery
At Veda Medical, we have many ways to improve the hands and improve life and health at the same time. Through the benefits of microsurgery, we can treat:
- Broken hands and arms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Fractures and sprains
- Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Nerve injuries
- Power saw, snowblower, and lawnmower injuries
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Skin cancer of the hand
- Jammed finger
- Kienböcks disease
These are just a very few of the serious disorders to delicate structures of the body that plastic surgery can treat. Treating any of these properly can restore proper, healthy function, relieve pain, and make it possible to work at full capacity.
A breast reduction can have amazing physical benefits for women. When breasts are too large and heavy, it can affect the posture, which leads to constant neck and back pain. Large breasts can also make it too difficult to exercise, leading to more weight gain and more serious health conditions brought on by a sedentary lifestyle. Large breasts can even cause serious skin irritation and pain, which a breast reduction can relieve.
At Veda Medical, we can offer many reconstructive services, including facial reconstruction and abdominal wall reconstruction. Abdominal wall reconstructions, for instance, can repair damage after a hernia or from infection after surgery and can stop recurrent hernias. Trauma, disease, or birth defects can affect both the appearance and function of the face, but with facial reconstruction, we can fix clefts, address facial paralysis, and provide nasal reconstruction that makes it possible to breathe easy again.
Burn Care and Reconstruction
Few things can be as devastating as burns, but with reconstructive surgery, we can improve appearance and function by altering scar tissue so that movement is no longer limited. Burn reconstruction can also address problems with the lips, nose, eyelids, or hair loss that make it difficult to function.
Better Mental Health
The physical benefits of plastic surgery in San Antonio are only the beginning. By addressing both appearance and physical health, plastic surgery can trigger significant mental health benefits.
For those who are unsatisfied with their looks or shy about the way they appear different from others, life can be full of anxiety. The things we worry about may not actually be that noticeable to others, but in some ways that really doesn’t matter. What matters is the mental distress it causes us, and if there’s a way to change our appearance so we feel less self-conscious, that distress can be relieved. Consider something as simple as unwanted hair, which can be treated with Diolaze at Veda Medical. When hair grows in places society says it shouldn’t, it can be a source of constant anxiety and worry. Did I remember to shave? Will anyone notice? Removing that hair permanently relieves this anxiety and allows you to enjoy smooth skin without the constant worry.
Stress isn’t just a mental health issue: it’s also physically draining and can lead to insomnia, weight gain, blood sugar regulation issues, and even contribute to high blood pressure. Those who constantly deal with feelings of rejection or struggle to overcome compromised function from trauma, disease, or any other issue that plastic surgery can address are suffering needless stress.
We need a healthy measure of self-confidence to succeed in work, navigate social situations, and move forward in life. Sometimes, the way to get the self-confidence we need is to deal with an issue that stands in the way of that confidence. This could be a cosmetic issue, a functional issue, or both. People with aging facial skin or thinning hair, for example, can appear older and more tired than they are, making them less likely to put themselves forward at work and get noticed. By addressing facial rejuvenation or thinning hair with something like a PRP treatment or a facelift, we can help them gain the confidence they need to succeed.
Depression is a complicated mental health issue with many contributing factors, but some of those factors can be addressed with plastic surgery. For the person who feels isolated and alone because of the way they look, plastic surgery can relieve those feelings and allow them to get back to an active social life. A woman who has had a mastectomy may be unable to bear the constant reminder of the trauma of her disease every time she looks in the mirror. With breast reconstruction, she may be able to put it all behind her and move on to a healthier emotional life.
We all know it’s important to live a healthy lifestyle and make smart choices about diet and exercise. But finding the motivation to keep going in a toxic climate, surrounded by unhealthy choices, can be hard. Here again, plastic surgery and related cosmetic treatments such as those available at Veda Medical can provide the motivation you need to keep going. Consider a few examples:
We can diet and exercise all we like, but we can’t choose where our body will burn fat from. Many people end up with stubborn areas of body fat that won’t budge, and when this happens, it’s easy to lose motivation and eventually give up trying to eat well and make healthy choices. With BodyTite body contouring, it’s possible to sculpt these areas, removing fat while also promoting tighter skin. Once that’s done, it becomes much easier to stay motivated.
Skincare is important, but it’s easy to neglect. Exfoliating, using the right creams, moisturizing regularly, faithfully applying sunscreen before going out: sometimes it’s all just one step too many, and since we don’t always see the negative results of neglect immediately, we may not realize how often we’re neglecting our skin until one day the wrinkles and sun spots show up. Rejuvenating the skin with radiofrequency treatments like Fractora can help a person regain the youthful look their skin has always had and stay motivated to keep to their healthy skincare regimen.
Of course, one of the best benefits of plastic surgery in San Antonio is the way it can improve aesthetics and give people a change in looks that they want. Plastic surgery isn’t about turning anyone into a different person. It’s about turning someone into the best them they can possibly be. Here are just a few areas where plastic surgery can change looks for the better:
Also known as a nose job, this is a great way to address an area of the face many people are dissatisfied with. A nose job can correct a structural deformity, like a hook nose, fix a functional problem such as breathing difficulties, or simply allow for a subtle change in size and shape that can give someone an expression and profile they’re more comfortable with.
The hands of time are not kind. As we lose firmness in the skin on the upper part of our face, changes can occur that we’re not happy with. Drooping eyelids, for instance, can make a person look tired or disinterested when they’re not. Wrinkles and fine lines can make us look older than we really are. A brow lift can address all this, improving looks and even sometimes curing migraines in the process!
Our poor necks: even when we’re diligent about moisturizing and caring for the skin on our faces, we too easily forget about the skin on our necks. We may not notice the neglect until one day we realize that our neck is showing signs of aging faster than any other part of the body. Or, the problem could be a persistent double chin with fat that won’t respond to exercise and diet. A neck lift can address all these issues and more.
Facelifts and Injectables
For more minor concerns about the signs of aging on the face, there are many injectables and non-invasive treatments available that can smooth out wrinkles and improve the look of sun spots, age spots, and scars. But these can only go so far, and sometimes the best way to get the best look is with a facelift, which can lift and tighten the skin for up to 10 years at a time.
Better Sexual Wellness
Feminine health issues can be difficult to talk about, but as we age, changes occur that can harm our self-esteem and affect our interest in sex. These can make our sex life less satisfying and even harm relationships.
At Veda Medical, we have non-invasive treatments available that can improve the appearance and elasticity of the labia and vulva, giving patients confidence in the way they look. These same treatments can also address issues of low blood flow and poor sensitivity that make it hard to enjoy sex or achieve the kind of natural lubrication needed to make sex comfortable.
At other times, the best way to improve function in the vaginal area is by reconstruction or other surgery that addresses issues like the strength of the pelvic floor or the pain caused by labial hypertrophy. These issues and more can stem from the natural aging process or be the result of childbirth or trauma. Whatever the reason, plastic surgery can help restore healthy sexual function and satisfaction.
Come Learn About the Benefits of Plastic Surgery for Yourself
At Veda Medical, we’re led by Dr. Pradeep S. Mohan, MD. Dr. Mohan is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has completed fellowships at Yale University and Southern Illinois University in Hand and Microsurgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He leads a team of experts who are dedicated to improving the quality of life for every patient through better physical and mental health, aesthetics, and sexual wellness. With plastic surgery and other wellness treatments delivered by highly trained, dedicated professionals, you can be sure of receiving the quality care and results you deserve. Contact us at Veda Medical in Live Oak, TX today and find out how plastic surgery in San Antonio can transform your life for the better.