Medical Myths: Is Plastic Surgery Just for Older People?

On the Younger You, my main focus is living a healthier, more youthful life. I highlight cosmetic procedures as a way to reduce the signs of aging, but there are so many more uses for this medical technology. Many people think that plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are just for the aging population, but they’re actually an essential component of the medical field that are beneficial for people of all demographics.

Skin Resurfacing

Chemical peels, facial filler injections, and facelifts can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, but they have many other applications. Acne often occurs among teenagers, and chemical peels can be used to improve the condition, and to repair the scars it leaves behind. Laser treatments can be used to even out skin tone as well, and can even improve the look of birthmarks that are making a person self-conscious.

Botox Treatments

Botox injections are a quick, easy way to smooth out frown lines and brow creases, but Botox was originally approved by the FDA in the 80s as a medical treatment, and it still has wide medical applications today. Physical disorders that cause muscle spasms like cervical dystonia can be treated with botox, as well as eyelid spasms, chronic migraines, and severe underarm sweating.

Reconstructive Procedures

The same medical technology that is used for nose jobs and other cosmetic procedures is used for reconstructive surgeries that repair all kinds of damage. Babies born with cleft palates and other birth defects can be helped by life-saving plastic surgeons. Breast cancer survivors benefit greatly from breast augmentation when they’ve had a mastectomy. Reconstructive surgery is also used to remove debilitating excess skin for those who have lost large amounts of weight. Plastic surgery and other cosmetic procedures have many other medical applications as well, making these fields essential to the medical community as a whole.

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