An increasing number of men and women are investing in a variety of cosmetic surgeries to enhance their appearance. However, plastic surgery isn’t only all about beauty or looking good. In fact, institutions like CosMed Clinic that offer reliable cosmetic surgery in Mexico also have reconstructive surgery procedures – the other side of the plastic surgery coin. In his article for the Worcester Magazine, Walter Bird Jr. discusses and gives a clear example of reconstructive surgery:

“There are health reasons – surgeries done to repair an injured or otherwise disfigured part of the body. Perhaps one of the most common plastic surgeries done for health-related purposes is breast reconstruction on women who have had a mastectomy or double mastectomy as a result of breast cancer.

In many cases, the reconstruction of the breast is done in tandem with the mastectomy, so as to eliminate the need for multiple surgeries.”

Surgical removal of tumors or even certain body parts is sometimes a part of cancer treatment. Thus, the consequent impairment of body structures, wherein patients experience physical loss and psychological stress, may call for reconstructive surgeries. Majority of insurance companies even consider these operations medically necessary.

The Other Half of Cosmetic Surgery in Mexico: Reconstructive Surgery

Breast reconstruction after mastectomy (removal of the breast) is popular. Especially when cancers are malignant or advanced, a large portion of or the entire breast may be removed. After radical mastectomies that result to uneven breast tissue volume or shape, implants can be inserted into the hollow areas to improve the breast’s appearance.

Rhinoplasty, usually referred to as a nose job, may promote “airway improvements, fixing the nose to facilitate breathing.” Furthermore, the doctor featured in the Worcester Magazine article “performs nasal reconstructions on patients who have had skin cancer removed, and with it part of their nose.” Aside from cancer, congenital defects like a deviated septum may also warrant nose plastic surgery.

Other cosmetic surgeries aim to address the negative impact of infection or tissue injuries. For instance, a panniculectomy may be done to remove skin overhanging on the belly that may lead to rashes or skin inflammation. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck may be indicated after weight loss to tighten the abdominal area, thereby preventing hernias and bacterial infection.

Plastic surgery truly goes beyond aesthetics. Getting breast surgery or a tummy tuck in Mexico from specialists like CosMed Clinic restores a patient to his optimum function and curbs the ill effects of physical deformity.

(Source: Plastic surgery more than just for looks, Worcester Magazine, February 27, 2014)