Contrary to popular belief, people seek cosmetic procedures for more than vanity reasons. Yes, millions of people undergo cosmetic procedures for many reasons.
While many view these procedures as a way to improve one’s appearance, the truth is that vanity is not the only motivator behind the decision to undergo these treatments.
Patients report emotional, physical, social, and professional reasons for seeking cosmetic procedures. In addition, published studies have shown that cosmetic procedures can profoundly affect your well-being and self-confidence.
This blog post explains how cosmetic procedures can help you feel more confident and improve your overall well-being. Other tips include choosing the best surgeon, where to look for real, authentic reviews, doctor consultations, and more!
How cosmetic procedures can help you feel more confident
One of the main reasons people choose cosmetic procedures is to feel more confident.
From skin tightening and nose surgery after a soccer injury as a child to correcting acne scars and vein treatments. Even a procedure like liposuction to get rid of stubborn fat deposits after childbirth can boost confidence and overall well-being when you feel better about your looks and body image.
Most men and women attribute their social and relationship confidence to their self-esteem. As a result of your increased self-confidence, you may experience positive outcomes in other areas of your life where you have been extremely unhappy, which has negatively impacted your enjoyment of certain activities over the years.
However, it is crucial that you have the right plastic surgeon for the right reasons at the right time.
How cosmetic procedures can improve your overall well-being
Cosmetic procedures not only make you look and feel more confident, but can also have a positive impact on your overall well-being. Studies have shown that people who are happy with the way they look are more likely to be successful in their personal and professional lives.
They are also more likely to have healthier relationships and report being happier with their lives.
What are the most common cosmetic procedures
The most common cosmetic procedures include skin removal surgery after weight loss, breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and dermal fillers such as Botox and Juvéderm. These procedures can help you achieve a variety of goals, from improving your appearance to boosting your self-confidence.
If you are considering cosmetic surgery, be sure to consult with a board-certified surgeon who can help you achieve the results you want.
The costs associated with cosmetic procedures
If you’re considering a cosmetic procedure but are concerned about the cost, do your research, as many financing options can make the process more affordable. Some facilities even offer in-house financing, so always ask!
Sometimes your health insurance can cover some of the costs associated with cosmetic procedures, especially surgical procedures. And remember, vanity isn’t the only reason people seek these procedures. For example, you can get a rhinoplasty on your nose to help with breathing problems. Your insurer may cover a patient’s hospital and anesthesia fees for cosmetic surgery; In this case, you only have to pay the cosmetic surgeon’s fee.
But don’t let a deal decide you or you could end up on the TV show Botched. You want to make sure you are going to a reputable surgeon. Along with one that you feel comfortable with, you can get the results you want. Which brings us to our next tip.
Do your research to find a reputable cosmetic surgeon
Start your research and read testimonials from previous patients.
A good starting point is RealSelf. I love them because the RealSelf Verified campaigns give consumers more transparency about provider qualifications and help you find responsive, patient-friendly professionals.
In addition, the content shared on the RealSelf website is…
- Real, unedited photos of procedures and results. So you can have a realistic expectation of what to expect.
- Thousands of patient reviews from people who have both good and bad procedures so you get the real story.
- Unbiased process and cost information. Research and compare.
- How do people feel about the outcome of surgical procedures?
Check out reviews and photos
Another place to look is social media sites and Google reviews of the actual practice you are interested in. Read reviews fully and always look for photos. Stay away from anyone who doesn’t share before and after photos.
And no, the HIPAA compliance phrase is an excuse. Actual reputable practices have patients sign release forms that allow images to be shared. So when a plastic surgeon throws at you why he doesn’t have photos, run far, far away from him.
Once you’ve narrowed down your list of potential surgeons, schedule a consultation with a board-certified surgeon to better understand what the surgery will entail and ask any questions you may have. Be sure to ask about the surgeon’s experience, success rates, and if they have any special training in the procedure you’re interested in.
The risks of cosmetic procedures
As with any surgery, cosmetic procedures come with some risks, and the most common complications are infection, bleeding, and scarring. In general, the risks of cosmetic surgery are small compared to the benefits. When performed by a qualified surgeon, most procedures are safe and effective. However, as with any surgery, there is always a small risk of complications. Be sure to discuss potential risks and complications with your surgeon before undergoing any procedure.
In summary, plastic surgery is a personal choice that can have a positive impact on a person’s confidence and well-being, and improve their quality of life. Remember, it’s your body and you want to make sure you’re putting it in good hands.