Benefits of Plastic Surgery
While much has been written and spoken about plastic surgery, an indisputable reality is that having plastic surgery can have significant positive impacts on your health, psychological well-being, and your social and professional life.
The Psychological Impact
There are many reasons why someone might opt for plastic surgery. For some, the issue may be one of lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, A surgical correction to the nose that was ‘too large’ or the breasts that were ‘too small’ can impact a person’s life immeasurably. The childhood teasing because of “those ears” or “ that nose” can have a major emotional impact to the extent that the person has learned to live in a way designed to avoid the cruelty of others or by refusing to smile or pose for pictures. For someone with a severe facial disfigurement, corrective or reconstructive surgery can be truly life-altering. That individual who has avoided eye contact all their lives, may feel transformed with the results of corrective plastic surgery. The confidence gained after a corrective procedure could lead to an improved social life and improved relationships. The life-changing results of plastic surgery can have a very meaningful impact.
Your Social Life and Professional Development
Despite its fairness, whether a person is deemed attractive or not does have a substantial impact on how they are viewed – and treated – in the world. Others attribute personal qualities to an individual based on their attractiveness and there is compelling research that shows a definite relationship between attractiveness and professional development. It follows then, that if a person feels they are not up to the required “standard”, they feel immense pressure to correct their perceived flaws so as to improve their social standing or professional opportunities. The self-confidence that results from plastic surgery procedures can make it easier for an individual to make friends and enjoy a fuller social life as well as advance in the workplace.
Possible Impact to Health
Plastic surgery can have a positive impact on one’s health too. A few examples are: sight may be improved with an eyelid lift; breathing can be improved with rhinoplasty (or ‘nose job’) and breast reduction can have positive consequences for one’s posture. Another significant health benefit is in the improvement of quality of life as a result of breast reduction since the heaviness of the breasts over many years can cause back pain and general discomfort. Removal of excess skin after a person loses a great deal of weight will improve that person’s ability to exert themselves physically.
In summary, plastic surgery can result in clear positive health benefits as well as excellent outcomes for the social and professional aspects of one’s life.
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