The way we see ourselves is often the way we present ourselves to others, and people treat us differently based on how we present ourselves to them. Whether we like it or not, a big part of that is in our physical appearance. If we are happy and confident with our appearance, it shows and the people we interact with every day will see that. When we are unhappy with our appearance, it can have a negative impact on our self-esteem, and consequently, the way we behave in work, social, and personal settings.
Self-Esteem is Tied to Our Face
For most people, the first thing we see when we look in the mirror is our face. It’s the same in our interactions with other people, the face is the first thing they notice. If you are self-conscious about an aspect of your face, such as acne scarring, fine lines, premature signs of aging, jowls, a large nose, or hair loss, it can affect the way you feel about yourself and the image you project to others.
Finding the Right Practitioner
A kind and understanding cosmetic surgeon can help you identify these problem areas and suggest a variety of treatment options to meet your needs, such as a facelift, rhinoplasty, or hair transplant. Many women feel more comfortable working with a female plastic surgeon; however, more importantly, make sure the surgeon you consider is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. Also, it’s a good idea to consider what aspects of your facial features you really want to be changed. In the world of plastic surgery, there are plenty of surgeons who specialize in specific features. For example, blepharoplasty is just a way to reduce aging around the eyelids and is generally carried out by a specialist
Cosmetic Procedures Are Not a Fix-All
There are people who will say that having cosmetic surgery will not improve a damaged self-esteem, no matter how dramatic the result. In a sense, they are right. If a person is looking for a miracle and thinks if they could change this and have that done, they would finally be happy, they are likely to be sorely disappointed at the outcome.
Have Realistic Expectations
For those with realistic expectations of what the cosmetic procedures will do for them, having an eyelid lift or a facelift might be just the thing they need to give themselves a boost. Patients who choose to undergo cosmetic procedures with a clear idea of what to expect at the end tend to have a boost to their self-esteem that comes from taking pride in their appearance. This confidence translates to the way they present themselves to others and often leads to increased work productivity and satisfaction with life.
Cosmetic Procedures Are a Rising Trend
In the past decade, the number of people choosing to have cosmetic procedures, including facial plastic surgery, has increased exponentially. This is in part due to the availability of local surgeons who specialize in these little tune-ups that can improve the way we see and feel about ourselves, without making us look like overdone celebrities.
Not Just for the Rich
Not so long ago, many of these people may have said that only the rich and vain who are trying too hard to hold on to their youth would opt for cosmetic surgery. Now that the procedures are becoming less invasive and more common, when a person sees what a difference one of these procedures has made for a friend, he or she is often more willing to consider having that loose skin on their neck tightened just a bit.