Plastic surgeries are popular for cosmetic reasons like facelift and liposuction, but people often undergo plastic surgeries for treating specific health conditions as well. These medical reasons can range from accidents or injuries to repairing scars after surgery to restore the skin. Let’s take a look at the most common plastic surgeries that are performed for treating specific health conditions:
1. Skin grafting
This plastic surgery is recommended for people who have suffered severe cuts or burns. Reconstructive procedures or skin grafting can help in such cases.
2. Flap procedures or microsurgery
These types of plastic surgeries enable doctors to replace a lost body part affected by specific health conditions like cancer or an injury.
3. Facial surgeries
These surgeries rectify issues due to health conditions like breathing troubles and chronic infections as a result of sinus or snoring. They are also used to treat facial defects at birth, like a cleft lip or cleft palate.
4. Breast augmentation
This form of plastic surgery accentuates the size or modifies the shape of the breast. A breast enhancement surgery can involve a breast implant or fat transfer from other body parts. Also, breast augmentation surgery and breast reduction or breast lifts are not the same procedures and do not meet the same needs.
This is a type of corrective surgery performed to sand down the skin’s top layer to get smooth, new skin. After the outer layer is removed, the skin underneath is treated to deal with skin health issues like age spots, acne scars, sun-damaged skin, wrinkles, or lesions.
A facelift is another common plastic surgery performed for specific health conditions. It is undertaken to get rid of loose, wrinkled, or drooping skin, and it helps deal with saggy skin. This procedure involves getting rid of excess skin and uplifting the facial tissues to provide a smooth and toned look. With this, the skin is replaced over the repositioned contours. Facelifts are mostly performed in conjunction with neck lifts, and some of the other procedures performed with a facelift are forehead lifts, nose reshaping, and eyelid surgery.
7. Hair transplantation
It is a hair restoration surgery performed for overcoming excess hair fall and baldness. During a hair transplantation procedure, the surgeon removes hair from a particular area on the scalp where the growth is thick and transplants it on the bald spots.
Several thousand strands of hair are moved in a single transplantation surgery, but a couple of sessions might be required in some cases. The hair moved in the transplantation process is permanent, so the benefit of this surgery is that no long-term care is needed. There are many known hair transplantation cases where the transplantation procedure leads to successful hair growth in the previously balding areas on the scalp.