Can Plastic Surgery Improve Athletic Performance?

When most of us think about Cosmetic Surgery procedures, we immediately jump to those procedures designed to enhance a person’s physical appearance such as Face Lifts, Breast Augmentation, or Ethnic Rhinoplasty; however, there is another aspect of Plastic Surgery that is lesser known, and that is the use of cosmetic surgical procedures to improve athletic performance.

Athletes and workout enthusiasts require certain physical abilities in order to gain the most of their workout, this includes things like the ability to efficiently transfer oxygen to the brain and muscles groups, physical comfort, and a sense of self confidence that empowers them to continue working and training harder to meet their goals. Cosmetic Surgery can enhance all of these aspects, which, in turn, with enhances their overall athletic performance.

The following are some of the ways Plastic Surgery can increase your athletic performance.

Breathe in, breathe out. Respiration is arguably the most important involuntary action our bodies perform in order to keep us alive. It allows our lungs to be filled with oxygen-rich air that is then transferred from the alveoli into your blood stream. After the oxygen has been delivered to your cells, this process is reversed in order to release the byproducts, mainly carbon monoxide, back out into the atmosphere. If your body isn’t able to take in the oxygen it needs, and release toxic carbon monoxide, your body will begin to feel the effects immediately.

For athletes, even a slight disruption in the respiratory process can be detrimental to their sport or workout routine. Often, these issues crop up in the nasal passages, where narrow passages, anatomical obstructions, or other deformities prevent the nose from being able to suck in enough air to oxygenate the blood stream. Rhinoplasty can be used to restore normal breathing functions, enhancing the oxygenation process and improving overall performance. It is also critical in correcting sleep apnea, which can prevent athletes from getting the sound sleep they need to heal and revitalize their tired muscles.

Physical comfort. When you lead a physical lifestyle, it’s critical that you are comfortable in your body. For women, large breasts can become a detriment in sports. They are cumbersome and can be difficult to adequately support, even with the use of sports bras. Larger breasts are heavy, which make it more difficult for the body to maneuver agilely and can cause neck, shoulder and back pain. They also increase a woman’s body temperature, and are more prone to injury, which can cause further physical discomfort. As such, Breast Reduction is a popular Cosmetic Surgery option for female athletes with large breasts.

Self-confidence boost. When it comes to athletic performance, there is more at work than just your physical ability. Self-confidence and a positive attitude are also important components. We often encounter patients who long to workout at the gym, or get back to their favorite athletic past times, but their insecurities about their physical appearance prevent them from working out in public.

Cosmetic Surgeries, such as Face Lifts, Nose Jobs, Liposuction and Breast Enhancement procedures, can provide a much needed self-confidence boost. We have had many patients come back and report how their lives have been transformed after finally getting the Cosmetic Surgery they had been pining for. That being said, it is important that you get Cosmetic Surgery for the right reasons. Please read our post regarding the 7 Questions to Ask When Deciding if Cosmetic Surgery is Right For You before making an appointment for a consultation.

Do You Think Plastic Surgery Would Enhance Your Athletic Performance?

If you think your athletic performance would be enhanced by Cosmetic Surgery procedures, please contact the office of Dr. Oleh Slupchynskyj. In addition to being a Double Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Manhattan, he has been recognized worldwide for his innovative procedures and inventions. These include the SLUPlift™,which is a revolutionary procedure that provides the benefits of a facelift using a less-invasive surgical procedure, and theSLUPimplant™, a nasal bridge reconstruction that is particularly beneficial in Ethnic Rhinoplasty outcomes. We look forward to using Cosmetic Surgery to help you increase your athletic performance.

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