For most patients, making the decision to have a cosmetic surgical procedure is based on the desire to improve a particular aspect of their appearance. It might be the effects of time and sun on the face or wanting to remove stubborn fat deposits from problem areas. A person’s genetic “reality” may also cause them to reach out to a Board Certified plastic surgeon. Ultimately though, the benefits of cosmetic surgery go beyond appearance and can be equally important and meaningful.
A Change in Perception
Like it or not, much of the way we feel about ourselves stems from our perception of our appearance. If you cringe every time you see your “trouble spot” in the mirror each morning, imagine the relief and the accompanying boost in self-confidence you will feel when it is minimized or totally removed. When you’re not dwelling on that single negative aspect, you can truly begin to focus on what you love about yourself. Like it or not, one’s perception of their body image is tied into their self-esteem. If you feel better about your appearance, it could translate into a better day!
Finding What Motivates You
Some other often, overlooked benefits of cosmetic surgery are that they can serve as a motivator that patients can use to jump-start their long-term health goals. If, for instance, you receive a tummy tuck from the best plastic surgeon you can find, you will love your new, svelte appearance. What’s more, you will have a strong incentive to make it last. Adopting a healthier lifestyle and perhaps losing more weight can become very attainable goals for you.
A Surge in Your Physical Health
The third “hidden” asset of plastic surgery might actually surprise you. Many people believe that plastic surgery only has external cosmetic benefits that lead to a younger, healthier appearance. However, they ignore the very real health results that some of these operations can bring. For example, reducing the size and weight of large breasts can ease back and neck strain, leading to better posture, fewer headaches and less reliance on pain medications. The weight lost in liposuction may reduce your risk of heart and other diseases. By the same token, changing the appearance of the nose via rhinoplasty, which can include an airway correction, can result not only in an improvement in one’s appearance but also better breathing, a reduction in snoring and even a lessening of insomnia. In these cases, cosmetic surgery can improve one’s quality of life.
As superficial as it sounds, attractive people have more social and career opportunities come their way. Studies have shown that salaries, promotions and social connections are all increased for those perceived to be better looking than their peers.
Beauty might be only skin deep, but the benefits of cosmetic surgery go beyond appearance. Take some time to find the best plastic surgeon with experience and expertise in the specific procedure you are thinking about. After your consultation with Dr Kulick, you just might find that you too can experience the full spectrum of plastic surgery’s positive benefits.