There are many, many obvious signs to aging. Our hair tends to get a little grayer with each passing season, and our faces become road maps of wrinkles, showing how life has affected our bodies. One of the least pleasant distinguished ways in which our body can show its age is through weight gain. Many people begin to gain weight as they age. There are many reasons for this phenomenon. For some people, a life time of desk work leads to weight gain as they lose the daily activity of youth. For others, having babies naturally leads to weight gain that does not dissipate after the children are born and grown.
If we begin to think of certain kinds of weight gain as being a part of the aging process, we can likewise think of liposuction as an anti-aging procedure. Liposuction is not a significant source of weight loss. However, in certain cases, liposuction can reduce certain specific deposits of fat across the body. This can increase mobility and highlight already existing muscles and bone structures. During the typical liposuction process, sensation is eliminated through either local or general anesthesia, depending on the scope of the surgery and your overall health issues. A small incision is made in the specific area to be drained of fatty deposits. Do you have questions about liposuction or lipoplasty? Contact Dr William Adams by visiting his site here.
During consultation for plastic surgery, plastic surgeons dedicate time to discuss the reasons why the procedure is desired. Some people interested in plastic surgery voice that they would like to improve their appearance. This may involve altering a slight or significant imperfection. Others may wish to improve medical conditions, functionality or enhance quality of life in daily activities that are otherwise avoided. When the concerns are reasonable, plastic surgeons will perform plastic surgery. It is rare for people who see a plastic surgeon to have unreasonable concerns about their appearance. Yet, this may occur for some people afflicted with body dysmorphic disorder. Body dysmorphic disorder is characterized by unreasonably elevated concerns about minor physical flaws. Plastic surgeons screen for body dysmorphic disorder to reduce the risk of unnecessary surgery and re-operation. It is important to note that there is a difference between body dysmorphic disorder and seeking out plastic surgery to resolve rejection.
Plastic surgery is sought after to reduce the risk of rejection by some people. The Body Image published the results of a study in the June issue showing that people who experience rejection because of their appearance are more likely to be interested in plastic surgery. This is particularly true when people recollect negative comments that people have made about their appearance. The study combined the expertise of a group of psychologists from the University at Buffalo and the University of Kent. The report highlights are interesting, as follows:
- Over 100 U.S. college students wrote an essay about negative and positive comments that they had received in the past.
- Students that the receipt of negative comments and experienced rejection about their appearance had a greater interest in plastic surgery.
- Negative appearance comments were most often related to bodily features and positive comments were more often associated with overall appearance.
- The most often sources of comments were peers, friends and romantic partners.
People are vulnerable to the effects of negative comments about their appearance. They can be sensitive to rejection. Plastic surgeons do consider this factor when qualifying people for plastic surgery treatment. Yet, this factor does not mean that these types of individuals will be excluded from treatment. Plastic surgery has been known to improve self image and self esteem.
Dr Steven Teitelbaum, is a board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angels County specializing in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. To learn more about Dr Teitelbaum, click here or call 310-315-1121