Why People Get Plastic Surgery (It’s Not Vanity)

Vanity can be a complicated topic. Most of us want to look our best, so we go to salons to get haircuts or our nails polished, and at least occasionally wear clothes designed to showcase our best features. And no one really thinks twice about that.

Cosmetic plastic surgery is really no different. People from all walks of life, including moms, businesswomen, and teachers, undergo face, breast, and body-contouring procedures at our Kalispell, MT, plastic surgery practice. Many patients even travel to us from as far as Missoula and Bozeman, MT, and beyond.

While the stigma surrounding plastic surgery is fading, some people still associate getting “work done” with something just for vain celebrities. In this blog post, we’ll look at the reasons “real” people come to our practice for plastic surgery. Because our goal as top plastic surgeons is to create results that look natural, you may not even realize that one of your neighbors or co-workers has had a cosmetic procedure performed.

Why do people get plastic surgery?

So, what motivates people to get plastic surgery? Here are a few of the most common reasons we hear at our practice:

“I want my body back.”

Pregnancy, weight loss, and aging take their toll on a woman’s body. Women who are finished having children come to us asking if there’s some way to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back. Many of these patients live active lives but have excess skin and deflated breasts that only plastic surgery, such as a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, can correct. Many women—whether they are new moms or not— choose a mommy makeover to address multiple concerns during one surgery. 

People who have made personal commitments to losing a significant amount of weight want to complete their transformations with surgery to remove skin that hangs over their waists or from their arms and thighs. And, aging patients may want to turn back the clock with a facial rejuvenation procedure such as a facelift or eyelid surgery to help them rejuvenate and look as young as they feel.

“I’ve always been self-conscious.”

Probably the most common theme we hear from patients—no matter what procedure they’re interested in getting—is that they want to feel more confident. It may be a crooked nose that’s bothered them since they were a teenager or having small breasts that made them feel less feminine. As discussed in a related blog post, plastic surgery, like breast augmentation, can help patients have more confidence in their appearance.

“I am in pain.”

Women with overly large breasts not only feel self-conscious but can also suffer painful physical symptoms such as shoulder pain, neck pain, and headaches. Patients who enjoy being active may also experience pain caused by pendulous breasts during running or other exercises. Breast reduction surgery provides relief and may even be partially or completely covered by health insurance when a physician recommends plastic surgery. Other patients with excess skin may suffer from irritations where skin rubs together.

Plastic Surgery Before and After Photos

As you can see from the real patient transformations below, procedures such as facelifts, breast augmentations, and tummy tucks can enhance your appearance and take your confidence to the next level. During your personalized consultation, we’ll assess your concerns and develop a surgical plan that is fully customized to your unique needs and cosmetic goals.

Before & After Facelift Case 8 View #1 View in Kalispell, MT
Plastic Surgery Before and After by Dr. Hromadka and Dr. Spring in Kalispell, MT
Before & After Breast Augmentation Case 89 View #1 View in Kalispell, MT
Plastic Surgery Before and After by Dr. Hromadka and Dr. Spring in Kalispell, MT
Mommy Makeover
Plastic Surgery Before and After by Dr. Hromadka and Dr. Spring in Kalispell, MT
Before & After Blepharoplasty Case 60 View #1 View in Kalispell, MT
Plastic Surgery Before and After by Dr. Hromadka and Dr. Spring in Kalispell, MT

You can see more real Mountain West Plastic Surgery patient results in our full photo gallery.

Schedule Your Personalized Consultation

The choice to have plastic surgery is a complex and highly personal decision. If you would like to explore your rejuvenation or body contouring options, the experienced surgeons at our Kalispell plastic surgery practice near Missoula are here to help. You can request a consultation using our online contact form or by calling us at (406) 609-0210 to schedule an appointment.

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