When considering cosmetic surgery, you may be thinking about changing the way you look or getting your confidence back after weight loss or childbirth. The main reason that people do this is that they want to feel better in their skin and show the world their true potential.
However, there are many psychological benefits to undergoing surgery that are not as well documented. We have taken the most common psychological benefits of cosmetic surgery and discussed them below so that you can look forward to the improvements that you can expect to enjoy in your life.
If you find that you struggle with depression surrounding your appearance, then having cosmetic surgery could reduce the level of depression you feel. Many individuals have a distorted view of their appearance and find that as the years pass, their body image turns into a toxic feeling towards themselves.
While opting to undergo surgery is not the answer to depressive episodes, nor is it a cure for depression, there is anecdotal evidence that offers evidence that people who address their body issues with cosmetic surgery generally reduce their feelings of depression. This reduction in depression then gives them the ability to move forward with their lives.
If you find that you lack self-confidence or self-esteem because of how you look, cosmetic surgery may be the answer. Many people tend to feel that their appearance does not match the way they feel inside, and it is this distortion that causes a reduction in self-esteem.
By addressing the areas that cause you upset, you will feel better and find that the way you feel inside begins to sync with how you look on the outside. Interestingly, people will often be self-conscious about something that is not even considered to be a defect in the eyes of others. However, if it is causing you emotional distress, then addressing the issue will only positively affect your life.
There is also evidence that shows people who have cosmetic surgery generally enjoy an upsurge in happiness when they see the results and that this happiness is not fleeting. You may think this is a logical effect of having cosmetic surgery, especially when you address an issue that has caused you distress but the amount that your general happiness increases by is often a shock to individuals.
When the upsurge happens, you may find that you are more open to new experiences or getting to know new people, and this has a cyclical effect because the happier you are, the more willing you become to enjoy new and exciting things in life. This helps to show that cosmetic surgery does not just have an impact on the way you look, but also on the way you look at your life.
Many of our clients reference that they are struggling with their relationships when they come in to see us about having cosmetic surgery, and this is usually because they are unhappy with the way that they look. It’s true that you cannot love another person properly until you love yourself, and by choosing to undergo surgery, you may also be breathing new life into your relationships.
When you are looking and feeling good, you are more likely to be able to listen to the thoughts and feelings of others, and be more open to making them understand how much you care for them. Romantic relationships inevitably rely on physical closeness, and if you have a renewed sense of happiness about your appearance, then you are more likely to enjoy every aspect of your relationship.
The final improvement many people notice after having cosmetic surgery is that they have a renewed desire to enjoy life. It is very easy to focus on the negative aspects of life, and minute details that cause distress, but when you feel more confident, you will notice that your outlook on life becomes healthy again.
Many of our clients use this fresh outlook to achieve goals, move careers, and even try things they would not have considered before. This outlook on life makes you more open to happier times, as you are putting yourself on a path of positivity, and you are bound to find rewards in even the smallest changes.
In reality, there will always be people that do not find that cosmetic surgery improves their psychological wellbeing, and the majority of people in this category will have been struggling with their body issues for a long time. Not only does this remind us to deal with problems as they arise, but it also shows that it is essential to be honest about how you feel about yourself so that the people that love you can support you to find the right solutions for you
However, the percentage of people that do not notice some psychological benefit from having surgery is so low that it is hard to report on. From this, we can assume that the psychological benefits of cosmetic surgery far outweigh the negatives.
If you are keen to enjoy the benefits listed above, then it is time to be honest with yourself and decide what type of cosmetic surgery would help you achieve an appearance that would make you happy. We are here to help you work that out and offer an initial consultation to discuss your body and your feelings towards it.
When you have decided on a course of cosmetic treatment, you will then need to arrange the surgeries and undertake the planning process with a reputable surgeon. After the surgery is completed, you should take enough time to heal properly before you start to show off your new appearance and enjoy the impact of an improved psychological outlook on life.