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10 Unexpected Ways Plastic Surgery Is Used To Help People

Plastic surgery = so much more than superficial. Check out Botched By Nature on E!, where Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow go on the road to help people in need. New Episodes Wednesdays at 9/8c.

1. Plastic surgeons perform surgery on cleft palates, a condition which can cause sufferers difficulty with breathing, eating, and communicating.

Cleft palates and cleft lips are caused when portions of the lip and/or the roof of the mouth don't form together in the usual way. Plastic surgeons can perform cleft lip and cleft palate repair procedures that aid in the correction of these abnormalities.

2. People suffering from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) can get their sweat glands surgically removed.

3. People born with a clubfoot often have a smaller calf on the affected limb, and a muscular implant can make a patient's calves appear more symmetrical.

4. Sleep apnea and the symptoms that go with it can be corrected with rhinoplasty.

5. Plastic surgery can be used to separate conjoined twins.

6. Breast implants or breast reconstruction are frequently performed by plastic surgeons on breast cancer survivors.

7. Cosmetic surgeons can be called on to repair tissues after severe traumas, like animal bites and car accidents.

8. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid-correction surgery, can improve people's vision.

9. Breast reduction surgery can be used to alleviate and prevent back ailments.

10. Syndactyly (webbing between the fingers and/or toes) is a condition present from birth that can be treated with plastic surgery.

For inspiring stories about real plastic surgeons and the people who need their help, watch Dr. Nassif and Dr. Dubrow hit the road to make a meaningful difference in patients' lives in Botched By Nature on E!, new Episodes Wednesdays at 9/8c.

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