Cosmetic Surgery—is it possible receiving plastic surgery actually results in feeling happier and a higher self-esteem? The answer is, yes. According to a research study published in the journal “Clinical Psychological Science,” the research examined the lives of close to 550 people who underwent a form of cosmetic surgery and the outcome of the future psychological effects.
The findings of the study states, “Compared to those who had chosen not to have plastic surgery, the patients felt healthier, were less anxious, had developed more self-esteem and found the operated body feature in particular, but all their body as a whole, more attractive.” This has been the largest research study to date regarding the psychological long-term effects of cosmetic surgery.
This is to not say, of course, that everyone that elects to have plastic surgery will be much happier; there are always the exceptions to the rule. If one does not want to have cosmetic surgery, there are non-procedural skin treatments and therapies that help a person re-gain a younger, healthier looking skin.
Non-invasive options such as, the Ultherapy, seen on the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda, this procedure is FDA approved, and works through ultrasound stimulation which causes the natural rebuilding of collagen to the treated areas. This procedure utilizes the body’s own natural healing process, and the results (non-permanent), create a tighter healthier skin in the face and neck region of the body.
Cosmetic surgery allows an individual to either alter their appearance to be a more pleasing reflection to how they want to look, while holding back the ‘hands of time’ for a few years longer. Aging is an inevitable process, but because one now has the opportunity to decide on chemical peels, laser treatments, and/or facial lift, they can appear younger longer.