Can Beauty Surgery Really Boost Self-Esteem?

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Beauty Surgery Boosts Self-EsteemIf you have been considering plastic surgery, you may be asking yourself this question. What will changing your physical appearance really do for your self-esteem?

You aren’t the only one to question what effects enhancing your body will have on your life. In recent years, psychologists have been conducting research to answer these questions. In a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, researchers determined that physical attractiveness did not correlate directly to increased feelings of wellbeing.[1] 

However, newer studies indicate that as self-perception of attractiveness increases so does general happiness. In a study published in Clinical Psychological Science, researchers found that on average, people who had chosen plastic surgery felt healthier, less anxious, developed more self-esteem, and found their body more attractive than those who had not chosen plastic surgery.[2] A review of the literature[3] on the psychological outcomes of patients undergoing cosmetic surgery revealed that realistic expectations along with other factors played a key role in whether the patient felt a boost to wellbeing following their procedure.

To discuss how beauty surgery can improve your individual appearance, call Allure Plastic Surgery today at (212) 661-2563 to schedule your consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced New York plastic surgeons. We welcome patients throughout New York City, Manhattan, and Long Island.