One of the goals of plastic surgery–of any kind–is to feel better about the way you look. And to accomplish that, patients often think that they need to undergo huge transformations. But that’s not necessarily the case. Today we’re looking at three surprising places to get plastic surgery that just might end up making a huge difference.
3 Surprising Places to Get Plastic Surgery
These are relatively small and straightforward procedures–some of them are even minimally invasive. But because of where they’re placed on the body and how we tend to look at and interpret human physiology, they tend to make a huge splash when changed.
That said, no one should undergo plastic surgery lightly. You always want to make sure that you actually want to undergo any given procedure. And you’ll want to talk to your plastic surgeon to ensure that any given procedure is the right fit for you (after all, this article is not intended to replicate or replace the advice of any medical professional). So what are these surprising places to get plastic surgery that can offer a big transformation? Well, let’s start spoiling some of these surprises!
Surprising Place #1: Your Hands
You don’t often think about your hands as a particularly aesthetic place on your body. And yet, they’re aesthetically very important. Why? Because you talk with your hands. Well, not literally. But the hands are incredibly important when it comes to your body language. They inform how what you say will be perceived. As such, your hands get a lot of attention.
So when your hands looked like they’re aging faster than you are, that can be disheartening. And your hands do age quite quickly–it’s something about the combination of thin skin and easy-to-form wrinkles.
That’s why hand surgery is such a popular aesthetic tool. Surgeons are able to remove any excess skin and thus mitigate wrinkles. And in some cases, dermal fillers can be used to make the skin on the hands appear less transparent. This can make the hands appear significantly more youthful. And that can make a big difference.
Surprising Place #2: Your Eyes
Your eyes are supposed to be the window to your soul, right? Well, if that’s true, you probably don’t want excess skin and tissue getting in the way of those windows. But that’s exactly what happens as you age: Excess skin forms, and then it starts to droop and drip in front of your eyes. At first, this will just cause you to look tired or depressed, but eventually it could even begin to limit your field of vision.
Blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure designed to mitigate this excess skin. And, just like hand surgery, it can make a big difference even though it’s eliminating a relatively small number of wrinkles.
But blepharoplasty (sometimes called an eyelid lift) can really open up and refresh the eyes again. This can make you look much more youthful and much more expressive. Often, blepharoplasty patients complain that excess skin has “locked” their eyes into one expression. Once an eyelid lift is performed, patients are able to emote much more successfully–and appear significantly more youthful.
Surprising Place #3: Your Lips
Your lips get wrinkles. Did you know that? I probably knew that on some level, but it wasn’t the type of knowledge I was super familiar with. Though it makes sense when you think about. The problem is that, while these wrinkles are subtle, they can be quite noticeable. A set of lips that’s also full of wrinkles can make you look older than you want to appear.
The solution is one of several lip rejuvenation procedure. Perhaps the most popular such procedure is the use of dermal fillers. When the fillers are injected, the lips will not only appear larger–they’ll look smoother and more youthful at the same time.
As with all of these other surprising places to get plastic surgery, it’s not as though we tend to focus a lot on the lips (though we tend to think of them in a more aesthetic light than your hands or eyelids). It’s just that the lips tend to be an important body-language factor. So people pay attention to them. A lot of attention. And when your lips change, then, it’s highly noticeable.
If you want to know more about any of these surprising places to get plastic surgery, the best place for more information is always going to be your plastic surgeon, who will be able to give you individualized advice and feedback about how these little procedures might help your larger transformation.
About the Author: Nick Engebretson has been a marketer for plastic and cosmetic surgeons for over twenty years. He’s always chatting with surgeons in order to keep up with the latest trends in cosmetic surgery.