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BREAKING NEWS: Sick Patients Now Getting Cosmetic Surgeries To Feel Better

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According to a new study, some individuals with serious illnesses get cosmetic surgery to seem healthier and feel more at ease in social situations or work. 

As per US News, researchers spoke with 12 patients who had aesthetic surgery before or during treatment for stroke, advanced melanoma, prostate cancer, advanced cervical or thyroid cancer, or Hodgkin’s lymphoma. 

Dr. Murad Alam, vice chair of dermatology and chief of cutaneous and aesthetic surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, said, “Patients coping with significant illnesses have visual signs of their health problems, which make them feel dissatisfied about themselves.” 

In a school news release, he added, “Cosmetic operations that improve looks make these patients feel better and more confident during a time when they are already going through so much.” 

Noninvasive treatments include neurotoxin and filler injections, lasers, chemical peels, radiofrequency devices, dermabrasion, micro-needling, invasive operations like facelifts, liposuction, and eyelid lifts, were among the cosmetic procedures patients received. 

The majority (75 percent) claimed they sought cosmetic surgery directly from a significant medical ailment or treatment (66 percent ). 

Their reasons were mental well-being, social acceptance, aging prevention, employment perks, and recommendations from friends, family, and doctors. 

“You look in the mirror negatively after treatment,” a 34-year-old breast cancer patient told researchers. “You have no hair, brows, eyelashes, or anything else. Because my immune system was significantly weakened, I appeared pale and anemic. It’s as though you haven’t seen yourself in a long time.” 

According to studies recently published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, several survey participants thought the safety of noninvasive cosmetic procedures made them more appealing. 

The findings, according to Alam, “may help improve talks between physicians and patients interested in cosmetic operations, so that they have information on procedures that are most safe and helpful for them.” 

 

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