The benefits of plastic surgery are usually associated with physical appearance. However, these procedures also have effects on our psychological state. What are the benefits of plastic surgery? Attaining a more youthful appearance or improving any features that we aren’t happy with can boost our self-image and confidence. We feel happier with ourselves when we look our best. So, physical and psychological effects are linked, and the closer the results are to our desired outcome, the better the effect on our mood.
Many people may choose to have plastic surgery based on the idea that it will make them appear more attractive. Perhaps the truth lies in that it may not simply make them be more attractive, but it may make them feel more attractive. This could explain why plastic surgery might improve psychological wellbeing. A study has shown showed benefits including improvements in anxiety, depression, body dysmorphia and life satisfaction, linked to getting plastic surgery. However, another study added that expectations play an important role in the outcome of plastic surgery – if you have unrealistically high expectations, you might end up disappointed and worse off than before the surgery. Having in depth consultations with your surgeon to discuss desired results, realistic and expected outcomes will prepare you for your new appearance, and avoid disappointment.