Psychological & Emotional Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery

Psychological & Emotional Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery

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By Helen Bradford, Contributing Author , beauty, health and style trends for women expert

There has been a surge in recent years when it comes to cosmetic surgery and cosmetic procedures. These practices have become more popular with both men and women, and the age range of both sexes has widened when it comes to making inquiries and actually undergoing surgery. Of course, the expectations one has when deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery of any kind should be realistic, as there is no guarantee that it will immediately bring a happier and more satisfied life. But there are tendencies, and apparently, this practice can bring many psychological and emotional benefits to the person in question. Many plastic surgery patients feel that their experience was a positive one, and they developed a love for their new body image and thought it was the missing piece in their lives.


The primary goal of cosmetic surgery is changing one or more aspects of your physical appearance. This is mainly done so your body meets your emotional expectations. So even though surgeons do enhance your appearance, they do more than that. A person undergoing cosmetic surgery feels that a specific flaw in their appearance is stopping them from leading a joyous life. This may sound stupid to people around them, and they may feel this flaw might not need to be corrected. But the person with the flaw, real or imaginary, is the one that has to live with it. To have a good life, you need to be happy with your body. If you think something about your looks is stopping you from having a life you deserve, without sadness about it, maybe you should consider having a consultation with a plastic surgeon. Keep in mind the following emotional and psychological benefits of that procedure, and it may prompt you to finally correct what you’ve been wanting to do.

Your Self-Esteem Can Improve

When a person is unhappy about their physical appearance, it often leads to an imbalance in confidence and self-esteem. No wonder, because it is bound to happen if your emotional self doesn’t match your physical self – the one you see in the mirror and the one everybody else sees. If you feel like something about your face or body is hurting your confidence, cosmetic surgery could be the solution to the problem. After the swelling is gone, it is likely that your new body image will positively affect your self-esteem. This can happen with big surgeries such as breast enhancement, as well as procedures such as otoplasty where a minor concern is taken care of in a way that brings great benefits.

Your Depression Symptoms Can Be Gone

Depression is a serious illness, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly, nor should you want cosmetic surgery to heal depression! But when your negative self-image is bringing you down, sometimes it can lead to depression. In these cases, it is not uncommon that patients find that their symptoms of depression have faded after the procedure undertaken. Of course, this will only happen if you have realistic expectations of what might happen after the surgery. This surgery is not a tool for a great life, though it can help. As long as you’re aware of that, you can proceed.


You Will Be Happier in General

This is no news – the perception you have of yourself, and especially of how attractive you think you are, relates to feelings of overall happiness. Coming to terms with your looks – and this can be done with cosmetic surgery – can lead to finding yourself more attractive, and this is bound to contribute to your overall, day-to-day happiness with your life.


Your Relationships Will Be Better

This is not a straightforward path, and we don’t want to say that looking better will lead to better relationships. But when you’re happier with how you look, this can significantly change your conversations. If you always felt less attractive than people around you, for whatever reason, you might have complained about it to your friends. Or you might have just suffered silently, but if that was something you obsessed about, it’s hard to focus on building and nurturing relationships. Having this one issue solved makes you more focused on the people you spend time without worrying. It will make you more carefree, and lead to genuine improvement of your relationships with your loved ones.


Even though more and more people are deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery, it shouldn’t be a decision made on a whim. Take into account what you may get, consult a good surgeon, and weigh the pros and cons. But also remember that it is only you who needs to be happy about how you look. Other people’s opinions can matter to a degree, but at the end of the day, you have to be happy about it when it’s all said and done. If you think getting plastic surgery will help with your emotional and psychological issues, it’s definitely worth it to investigate all the options. Good luck!

Helen Bradford is a journalism student who always seeks new ideas to write about. She enjoys blogging about beauty, health and style trends for women. When she’s not writing, she spends her spare time being active through fitness and traveling.

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