It is no secret that the better you think look the better you feel about yourself. It has long been recognized that personal appearance is linked to self-esteem. An increasing number of people are getting plastic surgery to maintain or change their appearance and body image. They rely upon their physical appearance to maintain their confidence and self-esteem. Changing your physical attributes can undoubtedly change your outlook on life. If you feel more comfortable in your own skin then your viewpoint on life is bound to change as well. In general, you will be much happier and you will be able to focus more on the quality of your personal and professional life.
In recent survey conducted by Allergan, women who were open to aesthetic enhancement, such as fillers and BOTOX to smooth away wrinkles, are taking the plunge not only to improve their appearance but also to boost their self-confidence.
Also, research published in Clinical Psychological Science reports that plastic surgery patients could experience more joy in life, a higher sense of satisfaction and greater self-esteem.
When comparing the results of the psychological tests of the surgical patients to those who had not had plastic surgery, people who went under the knife had higher self-esteem, experienced less anxiety and felt healthier overall. Additionally, those who opted for the procedure reported that they were happier with their bodies as a whole, not just the area on which they had work done.
Large breasts can make both woman and men very self-conscious and cause a lot of psychological trauma. Also, Male breast reduction (Gynecomastia) is a popular plastic surgery procedure that can set this right. Women can also improve the way they look and their self-confidence with many procedures. Small and undeveloped breasts can be enhanced through breast augmentation with implants. Similarly, a tummy tuck would help to remove excess fat and skin that accumulated in the region of the abdomen following pregnancy.
In one of the largest research projects ever undertaken in medical aesthetics (“The Changing Face of Beauty: A Global Report”), pollsters tallied the opinions of nearly 8,000 women in 16 countries. A few of their key findings:
- For women seeking aesthetic treatments, a desire to boost self-confidence (42 percent) is equally important as improving the look of sagging skin (42 percent).
- Almost three-quarters (74 percent) of women make the effort to look good primarily for themselves. Partners (37 percent) and friends (15 percent) have less influence.
- General “beautification” (63 percent) is a bigger motivator than addressing the signs of aging (50 percent), except in China, where changing or enhancing a specific feature was the key trigger for seeking beauty treatments.
- 65 percent of women agree that facial fillers are more socially acceptable than they were five years ago.
Always remember, before you make any decision regarding a procedure that you expectations are realistic and you are doing this for you. Most importantly you need to find the right surgeon to perform your plastic surgery procedure.
Dr. George Hricko is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with many years of experience to ensure safe and effective and optimal results. Call today to schedule your consultation and take the first step in being the best version of you!