Does plastic surgery boost people’s happiness and self-esteem?
Plastic surgery is more popular than ever. The number of procedures done every year continues to grow – and for good reason. While some people think that going under the knife only serves aesthetic purposes, more data affirms the positive impacts plastic surgery may bring. A recent study shows that plastic surgery produces a positive psychological… | Read More
Plastic surgery is more popular than ever. The number of procedures done every year continues to grow – and for good reason. While some people think that going under the knife only serves aesthetic purposes, more data affirms the positive impacts plastic surgery may bring.
A recent study shows that plastic surgery produces a positive psychological effect on the patient. It was found that people who underwent plastic surgery experienced an improved quality of life, as compared to those who chose not to pursue it.
In the study, a group of people who went through plastic surgery for the first time was observed regularly by the researchers. As compared to the other group, those who had plastic surgery have more overall self-confidence. As they were observed in 3, 6, and 12 months after their own surgeries, the patients were found to be healthier, less anxious, and more confident.
In another study involving 110 breast surgery patients, it was found that 95% of them experienced an improvement in both their physical and psychological health. There was an increase in their sense of well-being, independence, and overall satisfaction.
It’s important to note, however, that to fully achieve the benefits of plastic surgery, one must have realistic expectations about the outcome. An individual’s decision to undergo plastic surgery is voluntary and deeply personal. Seen in that way, it can be quite easy to blur the line between realistic and unrealistic expectations.
For example, it’s unrealistic to rely on plastic surgery to solve all your problems and change your life altogether. A facelift may let you look 10 years younger, but it cannot restore your appearance back when you’re 20 years old. Liposuction can give you a thinner figure, but if you don’t maintain the results with a healthy diet and exercise, the outcome may only last for a while.
If you feel like plastic surgery is right for you and you have the right frame of mind and realistic expectations, you should be able to enjoy the outcome – including the happiness and other positive impacts that come along with it.