Cosmetic surgery isn’t simply about changing the way you look, it can also be about changing the way you feel.
In fact, top motivators for cosmetic surgery are improving confidence and looking as good as you feel.
But can cosmetic surgery actually increase self-esteem?
This study into the psychological effects of cosmetic surgery says it can. Researchers found that post-surgery, patients experienced positive effects on wellbeing, self-esteem and quality of life.
So, how can cosmetic surgery increase confidence?
Helps with insecurities
Living in an increasingly visual world, it makes sense that appearance and self-esteem are linked. Insecurity about a physical attribute can have an enormous effect on the way you lead your life, so having the option to change it can take you from self-conscious to self-confident.
With age come physical changes that can impact your confidence. Reversing the signs of aging is possible through cosmetic surgery. A facelift, for example, enhances the youthful appearance of the skin, helping to minimise drooping or wrinkles on the cheeks, jaws and neck. Another anti-aging option is eyelid surgery. With skin losing its elasticity over time, eyelid surgery removes excess skin and fat deposits in eyelids to solve droopy eyelids.
Improve physical health
It’s not just aesthetic changes cosmetic surgery can bring, some procedures also offer improvements to physical health. Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, can help address breathing issues. Large breasts can cause back, shoulder and neck pain that greatly impact day-to-day life, so opting for breast reduction surgery can massively reduce discomfort.
Reconstructive surgery can help repair and reshape parts of the body affected by birth defects, injuries or disease, for example, palate repair in the case of a cleft lift or breast reconstruction following a mastectomy. This type of surgery can have the practical benefit of restoring function whilst also having a profound impact on an individual’s self-esteem.
The confidence that can come with cosmetic surgery can be life-changing.
It can impact your social, romantic, personal and professional life, giving you the motivation and momentum to achieve your goals.
But, this is only possible by choosing a trusted expert to perform your procedure. If you’re considering cosmetic surgery and want to discuss options with one of our specialists, you can give us a call on +(44) 0121 288 4552.