Can Beauty Surgery Really Boost Self-Esteem?
If 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.
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. A review of the literature 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.
 A Review of Psychosocial Outcomes for Patients Seeking Cosmetic Surgery by Honigman, et al.