Summary: Plastic surgery can not only change the way you look, it can change the way you feel. This is true of cosmetic procedures, too. At the end of the day, how you look can have a bit impact on how you feel. And that means that these procedures can have a big impact on your confidence as well. It’s an open question as to whether the looks or the confidence are more important.
How Can Plastic Surgery Boost Your Confidence?
Plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures are incredibly popular because they tend to fix problems. They eliminate lines and wrinkles, they change the orientation of the nose, they eliminate excess skin, and so on. But a new survey seems to indicate that these physical benefits only tell part of the story. In fact, according to a new survey conducted and published by Allergan (the makers of Botox), one of the things that’s almost as important as results is confidence.
And that matches with our own observations as well. Indeed, a boost in confidence is something that many of our readers are looking for when they start searching for plastic surgeons or for procedures to fix this, that, or the other thing. I think this has something to do with how people look at each other; as other plastic surgery researchers have noted, people who look for procedures are mostly happy with the way they look. But there’s always one thing they want to change.
Once that one thing is changed, patients can often move forward and enjoy their looks with confidence. So let’s take a look at a few procedures that are designed to give you a boost of confidence.
Botox for a Quick Boost
One of the procedures often cited as giving a boost of confidence is the one that Allergan is famous for: Botox. By helping to quickly eliminate lines and wrinkles, Botox is a great option for getting a quick boost in the old self-esteem. It’s not so much that looking more youthful is somehow better—I think it has more to do with patients feeling more “like themselves” once the wrinkles are gone.
In other words, it comes down to what’s on the outside matching what’s on the inside. If you think of yourself as being quite young, then those lines are a constant reminder of something you don’t like—something that goes against your self-identity. As Botox works to diminish lines and wrinkles, that harmony is restored (okay, that’s kind of a cheesy way to look at it, but you get what I’m saying).
Rhinoplasty to Stop Staring
One of the most popular plastic surgery procedures on the planet is called “rhinoplasty” officially—but most people know it as the nose job. This fits into our discussion because most people who get a nose job do so because they feel as though the nose has become a kind of undesired focal point on the face. In other words, nose job patients are tired of people staring at their noses.
So, those patients have surgery to change the composition of the nose—to bring it into alignment with the rest of the face. Once patients feel as though they no longer have this negative focal point, they often feel an extreme boost of confidence and self-esteem. And for those that don’t want to go through with the actual surgery, there are plenty of nose job alternatives out there, such as a non surgical nose job.
In any case, the procedure makes for a nice boost of confidence.
Any Type of Body Contouring
It can be difficult to get the body you want. Diet and exercise don’t always work. That’s where body contouring comes in. Broadly defined, body contouring procedures are those that either eliminate unwanted body fat (as in a liposuction) or excess skin (such as a lower body lift or a tummy tuck). These procedures can help patients feel more like their real selves—in can make them slimmer, yes, but it can also preserve their curves and contours.
In the same way that dieting or exercise can heighten one’s self-esteem and confidence, so too can body contouring.
Not For Everyone—But Definitely for Some
For many people, confidence comes naturally. It doesn’t matter what they look like or how far off that is from their body image. But for others, plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures are really the only way to achieve the desired final result. And that’s okay. One of the big caveats with any “plastic surgery boosts confidence” story is that those procedure have to be performed on patients who truly want those procedures. This excludes anyone who has been pressured into any procedures.
So if you want to change something, if you want plastic surgery or a cosmetic procedure, then having that procedure performed is a great way to boost your confidence and self esteem!