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June 6, 2016

Study Shows Aesthetic Surgery Improves Quality of Life

Happy group of adult women having fun

Happy group of adult women having fun

The thought of altering your physical appearance can be nerve-wracking for many, but this study shows that patients who underwent aesthetic surgery were happier, healthier and more satisfied with their quality of life overall.

The study took 544 patients who underwent aesthetic surgery and compared them to 264 participants who had shown interest in aesthetic surgery but didn’t go through with it. Checking in after 3, 6 and 12 months, participants who underwent the surgery had greater positive outcomes including improvements in physical and mental health, a decrease in social anxiety and greater self-esteem. If you’re considering undergoing an aesthetic procedure, you should know some of the great benefits that you will receive with the procedure.

Reduce Anxiety and Depression

Looking at your fine lines, wrinkles and double chin every day can really wear you down. It can start to take over your thoughts and make you feel anxious about heading out into the world. Cosmetic surgery can help tackle your fears and insecurities leading to a reduction in anxiety and depression. Thanks to a fresh, new look, you’ll be feeling more confident and ready to tackle new challenges without having to worry about your appearance.

Improve Physical Health

Some surgeries such as a rhinoplasty can improve more than just your mental wellbeing. A rhinoplasty can sometimes help patients breathe better while increasing the aesthetic of the nose. Breast reduction surgery is another common procedure that can help relieve back and neck pain. Even cosmetic procedures that simply help a person feel more confident lead that person to feeling happier overall which can decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease, lower blood pressure and help regulate body weight.

Develop Greater Self-Confidence

Lacking confidence can hold you back, and you may find that you close yourself off at work and in social situations. When you feel more attractive, you feel better about yourself overall and your confidence grows. Greater self-confidence can lead you try something as simple as a new outfit to something life-changing such as saying yes to a new career. Gaining confidence can help you overcome fear and allows you to believe in your abilities and the way people view you.

With a study of 544 patients showing positive results, you should feel confident going into an aesthetic procedure. If you want to reduce your social anxiety, feel more confident and improve your mental and physical well being, it’s time to schedule your cosmetic procedure.