Plastic Surgery is Good for Mental Health

While plastic surgery is accepted worldwide and in 2014 alone, the world collectively spent approximately $12 billion dollars on plastic surgery, the perception of women and men that undergo plastic surgery is often mixed. In Tampa and across the country, people who have underwent plastic surgery report that they have experienced a boost in self-esteem. Dr. Dominic, the double board-certified plastic surgeon at Tampa’s Elite Facial Plastic Surgery have also had patients tell them that their plastic surgery has made them have a more positive outlook on themselves and their lives. A new study has emerged that suggests that health care practitioners should recognize the fact that plastic surgery procedures are having a positive mental and psychological effect on people. Regardless of whether you undergo an invasive or non-invasive plastic surgery procedure in Tampa, Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is confident that you will love your new look, but you should make the decision for the right reasons.

Plastic surgery should not be a driving reason to go under the knife in efforts to alleviate feelings of low self-esteem or sexual attractiveness. However, studies have shown that plastic surgery has many psychological benefits that aid self-esteem. Although many health care providers and individuals around the world may have negative pre-conceived notions about plastic surgery, Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa lends support and encouragement for patients who are looking for areas of improvement. In fact, studies have shown that patients who receive treatments such as fat transfer, Botox, or rhinoplasty, experience more joy in life, a higher sense of self satisfaction, and greater self-esteem.

Researchers at the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy department of the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum followed 544 plastic surgery patients, as well as more than 246 people who would have liked to undergo plastic surgery, but ultimately decided to forgo the procedure. These two groups were then compared to a group of more than a 1,000 individuals who had no interest in cosmetic surgery whatsoever.

Of the 544 who underwent plastic surgery, the majority expressed that they were “feeling better” and “gaining self-confidence”, which was more than all of the other participants in the remaining groups could say.

The women (who represent 87% of all patients that opt for surgery) underwent procedures such as fat transfer, facelift, or hand rejuvenations. The women were left feeling healthier, less anxious, and with more self-esteem. Overall, women report that after undergoing a Tampa facelift or neck lift that they feel as if their whole body is more attractive.  In fact, women who receive a neck lift in Tampa at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery report zero adverse effects.

If you are considering a hand rejuvenation procedure, fat transfer, facelift in Tampa, Dr. Dominic at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is an expert in facial rejuvenation and non-surgical procedures. Elite Facial Plastic Surgery provides only the finest, most modern facial rejuvenation procedures on the market.

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