One of the consequences of drug abuse can be a disastrous impact on your body. Many young men and women who abuse drugs find themselves and their bodies marked, wasted, or scarred as a result. These scars can be an unfortunate reminder that follows people for the rest of their lives and can prevent them from feeling fully recovered from their habits and abuse. But plastic surgery, by helping to restore the body, can help erase the physical scars and help emotional healing become complete.
An example of this is burlesque star Dita Von Teese, who says her drug habit in the 1990s took a toll on her figure. She credits seeing her gaunt form with inspiring her to change her ways. Her weight had dropped to about 90 pounds and she had a wasted appearance. She decided to give up drugs as a result, but while she was able to regain weight, her breasts never recovered, so as when she was 21 she decided to have breast implants. With an eye to a natural appearance, her breast augmentation has helped her gain a position as a world-recognized model and performer.
Weight loss during drug abuse is common, but not the only effect. Major nutritional deficits and dehydration can have a negative impact on the health of your skin, leading to a prematurely aged appearance. Facial rejuvenation procedures can help restore a youthful appearance.
If drug abuse has caused major damage to your body that has not healed even though you have been clean, New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits can help. Please schedule a consultation today to learn more.