Published on 1 February, 2017People seek out plastic surgery for a myriad of reasons. For some, it’s the correction of a trauma, accident or genetic deformity – for others, it’s reconstructive surgery for skin or breast cancer; replacing what previous surgery has taken away.The health benefits of plastic surgery often go unmentioned in the world of glossy magazines that focus purely on cosmetic improvement, looking beyond the ‘skin deep’ image to see significant functional benefits, including:Blepharoplasty: can improve visionBreast reduction and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty): can improve back and neck pain [Right: before and after breast reduction surgery with Dr Sharp]. Non surgical treatments such as cosmetic wrinkle injections can also have little-known medical benefits, such as reducing headaches and treating excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).Plastic surgery alone will not improve your confidence or self esteem; but it can be one of many decisions people make to improve their self image and align the face (or body) they see in the mirror with how they feel on the outside.Although plastic surgery is often thought of as nip-and-tuck procedures that are purely driven by aesthetics, they are primarily procedures that resolve functional problems and improve overall health and wellbeing.It’s important to select a surgeon that is skilled in the latest advanced plastic surgery techniques, engages in regular professional development – and was trained by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), which is recognised by the Medical Board of Australia as the authority that provides the training required to achieve ‘surgeon’ status in this country. You can cross check Dr Sharp’s credentials with RACS here.If you would like to explore how plastic surgery can create improvements for your form or function, please call us on 07 3202 4744______________________________________The above information is general in nature and does not constitute medical advice. All surgery carries benefits and risks, and we recommend visiting the specific page related to the procedure you are interested in to learn more.