Some Diseases Encourage People To Have Plastic Surgery

Written by Emel Gerdaneri.

Some Diseases Encourage People To Have Plastic Surgery

According to one study, some patients with serious illnesses undergo plastic surgery to look healthier and be more comfortable in social situations or at work.

Generally, we observe that those who prefer to have plastic surgery have mental health problems, being accepted in social environments, preventing aging, benefiting in business life, and also because they find the recommendations from their environment correct.

But researchers say plastic surgery is also helpful for conditions like stroke, advanced melanoma, prostate cancer, advanced cervical or thyroid cancer, and Hodgkin lymphoma.

Let's look at the details of this study, which was interviewed with 12 patients who had plastic surgery at the beginning and during the treatment:

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Research

Northwestern UniversityDr. Murad Alam, senior author, vice president of dermatology and chief of cutaneous and cosmetic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine:

"Patients dealing with serious illnesses have visible signs of health problems, which makes them feel miserable," said Murad Alam.

"Cosmetic procedures that improve appearance make them feel better and more confident at a time when these patients are already going through a lot."

Patients' cosmetic procedures range from non-invasive treatments such as neurotoxin and filler injections, lasers, chemical peels, radiofrequency devices, dermabrasion, and microneedling to invasive procedures such as facelifts, liposuction, and eyelid lifts.

Reasons To Feel Good

reasons to feel goodMost said that they directly applied for cosmetic surgery because of their major medical illness (75%) or treatment (66%).

Reasons included mental well-being, social acceptance, anti-aging, job advantages, and recommendations from friends, family, and doctors.

Most study participants said the safety of non-invasive cosmetic procedures made them more appealing, according to findings recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Written on 15/04/2022


Last Update: 10/06/2022

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