Quality Plastic Surgery improves Self Esteem and Emotional Well-being.

Demand for quality plastic surgery has been steadily increasing. It is well known that people choose plastic surgery for varied reasons that might include improving their appearance, fixing a condition, or maybe reconstructive surgery to name but a few.

Intuitively though we have long suspected that there are emotional benefits, including increased self-esteem that results from having had quality plastic surgery.  Now however, a new study has confirmed that this is a reality and that one reason an increased number of people might be opting for plastic surgery is specifically to improve their self-esteem.

“quality plastic surgery can result in people experiencing greater joy in life, greater self-esteem, and a higher sense of life satisfaction.”

A new study published in the USA journal “Clinical Psychological Science” reports that quality plastic surgery can result in people experiencing greater joy in life, greater self-esteem, and a higher sense of life satisfaction.  The study group of over 800 people included first-time patients, people who have wanted to have plastic surgery but never proceeded, and people who have never contemplated plastic surgery.  Within the group everyone had similar initial levels of mental health and overall life satisfaction.  The study found that only a small percentage, (12%) of those who had had or were contemplating plastic surgery had expectations that the surgery would completely transform their lives.  The study did find however that whilst the above unrealistic expectation was not common, the reality was that a significant proportion of patients did experience an overall increase in self-esteem after surgery.

One lady that we recently interviewed echoed the findings of the above study. Her story might be familiar to some of us who have been morbidly obese in the past and who, after achieving significant weight loss have then found themselves with a lot of loose skin. She was a 38 year old mother weighing over 130kg when she realised that losing weight was not an option but an imperative. With absolutely no knowledge of nutrition she taught herself everything there was to know about the subject and then over two (2) years lost in excess of 60kg thru diet and exercise. Her advice is profound. “Eat for weight loss and exercise for health.”

Some three (3) years after the weight loss however she began to experience infections under the folds of her skin. It was then that she began to consider plastic surgery. As she explained, the initial decision to have plastic surgery to remove the loose skin was a medical decision and not related to any negative emotions that she may have been feeling. To her surprise however the plastic surgery not only cured her skin problem but resulted in added emotional benefits. She no longer felt compelled to wear loose flowing clothes to hide her loose skin but could now put on a pair of jeans and feel good in them. As she explained, it was not about trying to look good in a bikini but simply feeling good about her-self in both normal casual wear as well as in feminine clothes.

“it was not about trying to look good in a bikini but simply feeling good about her-self in both normal casual wear as well as in feminine clothes.”

People may opt to have plastic surgery for many varied reasons as outlined at the beginning of this blog. Whatever these reasons are however, there can be no doubt that quality surgery will result in improved emotional well- being.

Bruce

Bruce currently heads up a team of researchers and writers who are challenging the way people perceive plastic surgery, aiming to break down the stigma and judgments that still exist in the wider community. He also brings a male perspective to the discussions surrounding plastic surgery and in particular the growing trend for males to undergo procedures.

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