How Plastic Surgery Can Impact You
Plastic surgery gives patients the chance to enhance their physical appearance in ways they may have never thought they could. The acceptance of plastic surgery has been increasing more and more over the years, and the technological advancements are increasing along with it. When it comes to plastic surgery, patients have more options than ever before, and it has provided freedom for them in immeasurable ways. Oftentimes, patients even report that plastic surgery has allowed them to regain control of their lives and make a plethora of other positive changes.
However, it is important to remember that plastic surgery is not the “end all be all” on the path towards a better life. Fixing problems on the outside will not fix problems that are going on inside. However, we do believe it can encourage patients to feel better about themselves, which can make them act kinder and more diligent in the pursuit of their goals. These are some of the practical ways that plastic surgery can change your life:
- It can address an insecurity and make you feel better about your overall appearance.
Most people have parts of their body that make them feel insecure. Even the person who you view as the most beautiful person in the world likely has a few insecurities. Oftentimes, these insecurities are only noticeable to the person looking back at you in the mirror. However, if we can give patients the chance to feel better about their appearance so they can live their lives to the fullest, we are happy to do so.
- It can improve your confidence.
There is a strong correlation between confidence and self-perceived attractiveness. Interestingly, when it comes to the appearance’s affect on confidence, it does not matter as much if other people view you as attractive. What matters most in terms of building your self-confidence is whether you feel good about your appearance. This is known as the halo effect. It is a cognitive bias in which our overall impression of a person influences how we feel and think about their character, and it applies to ourselves as well. We attribute positive traits to individuals who we find more attractive, and if we find ourselves more attractive, we are more likely to feel better about our own character, which will improve confidence when navigating the world.
- It can improve your social life.
Plastic surgery has allowed patients to experience life-changing benefits, including positive changes in their social lives, more engagement in leisurely activities, and more meaningful friendships. After plastic surgery, most patients experience significant improvements in their quality of life, positive change in their social life, and improvement in depression. Patients have also found that anxiety-related issues improved after plastic surgery.
- It can make your appearance match your inner age.
There is an ample amount of research suggesting that adults tend to feel younger than their chronological age. A study conducted by Michigan State found that after age 40, almost everyone felt 20% younger than their actual age. This discrepancy can cause an unpleasant cognitive dissonance for many people, and they might feel insecure if they are acting in a way that does not match with how they look. Age is just a number, but plastic surgery can help people feel more whole in their own personal identity. Many plastic surgeries can be used to make you feel younger, including brow lifts, eyelid surgeries, facelifts, neck lifts, facial volume restoration, nose reshaping, and laser skin rejuvenation.
- It can make you more competitive in the workplace.
Time and time again, studies have shown that attractive people have a better chance of landing a job. This is because interviewers tend to favor candidates who are good-looking, perhaps due to a perception of positive attributes. Better looks have also been correlated with increased salaries and more promotions. Furthermore, many workplaces appreciate when workers take care of their appearance. If you are not neglecting certain aspects of your appearance and you are putting the work in to maintain it, there is a perception that you will put more effort into your job as well.
To learn more about the ways that plastic surgery can improve your life, call West Coast Plastic Surgery Center at (805) 978-8545 or contact us online.