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How Plastic Surgery Can Improve Physical & Mental Health

The popularity of plastic surgery has spiked in recent years, with more and more female and male patients seeking customized cosmetic treatment. One of the main reasons behind this spike is the advances in plastic surgery techniques and technology. Cosmetic procedures are now safer, more affordable and more accessible than ever.

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The primary goal of cosmetic surgery is to improve patients’ appearance and help them achieve their aesthetic goals. However, plastic surgery treatments, such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, tummy tuck or liposuction, can offer way more benefits to patients’ physical and psychological health besides a better, rejuvenated look.

5 Ways Plastic Surgery Improves Your Life & Wellbeing

Even though some people believe that plastic surgery is for superficial attention-seekers, that is not true. Patients who trust Dr Stavrou and the European Institute of Plastic Surgery in Cyprus, Greece and Malta, want to improve their physical and mental health, or recover from a deformity or injury. Let’s see how cosmetic procedures help patients increase the quality of their life.

1. Relieves Pain

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Certain types of plastic surgery aim to alleviate long-standing pain. For example, women with oversized breasts typically experience pain in their shoulders, neck and back. Pain makes patients avoid physical exercise, which may lead to obesity. Breast reduction is the right and safest solution for this condition. This breast plastic surgery type reduces and reconstructs overly large breasts, helping patients get rid of the extra weight and go on with their daily activities without pain or discomfort.

2. Resolves Health Problems


Liposuction and body contouring remove excess fat that prevents insulin from breaking down in the body, leading to high blood sugar, heart conditions and diabetes in the long run. Likewise, rhinoplasty (nose surgery) improves patients’ breathing and enhances oxygen flow. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) corrects droopy eyes, resolves dry-eye problems and, hence, improves patients’ vision. Similarly, a tummy tuck can help with several health issues, such as removing existing scars around the stomach, repairing ventral hernias, treating patients with stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and improving posture.

3. Boosts Self-Esteem

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Looking better makes you feel better too. People unsatisfied with their appearance feel inadequate, tend to avoid social interactions, develop social phobias, and may even face depression symptoms at some point in their life. The correlation between mental well-being and plastic surgery is not an aspect we can overlook. Multiple studies have confirmed that patients who had a cosmetic procedure become happier, more confident and ready to take on new challenges.

4. Motivates Adoption of Healthier Habits

Plastic surgeries like abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, thigh lift, or arm lift, often offer patients extra motivation to embrace physical activities and a healthier diet in their daily routine. After all, a healthier lifestyle helps patients maintain the plastic surgery results.

5. Improves Sleep

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An oversized breast or a damaged nose make it difficult for patients to sleep well. A common complaint from women with big breasts is that they spend hours tossing and turning in discomfort before falling asleep. Breast reduction is a safe and effective procedure that helps women with large and heavy breasts get back their dream time.

Likewise, people with a misshapen nose find it difficult to sleep at night due to snoring, nasal congestion, or even sleep apnea. A nose job (rhinoplasty) is the most effective procedure for reshaping and repairing nose deformities, offering patients a better and more comfortable sleep.

Find out today if plastic surgery is painful.

Make An Appointment With Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stavrou

Experience the confidence of being in expert hands that will make you look and feel healthy and beautiful. Book an appointment with the experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon in Cyprus, Athens and Malta, Dr. Demetris Stavrou. Discuss with him the benefits of plastic surgery for your physical and mental well-being, and find out how you can improve your social life and health.

Do you need plastic surgery after weight loss? Read our article to find out. 


Dr Stavrou is a board-certified and highly experienced plastic surgeon in Cyprus, Greece and Malta, with a keen interest in informing patients about the latest updates on reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery.

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