In increasing numbers, people are turning to cosmetic surgery to fix up the parts of their bodies they’re not satisfied with and reach their physical goals that are unattainable by other means.
With recent strides in plastic surgery methods, the results look better than ever. But does cosmetic surgery really make people feel happier, or does it just cover up the problem? Recent research suggests that people can get a major mood boost when with cosmetic procedures.
Can Cosmetic Surgery Make People Feel Better?
Plastic Surgery Can Increase Happiness
A 2013 study conducted at the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany found that most people who get cosmetic surgery experience a boost in happiness and self-esteem after the procedure is completed.
The long-term study compared 554 first-time surgery patients, a group of 264 people who had decided against having cosmetic surgery performed, and a group of about 1000 people who had never considered surgery. The subjects were made to take surveys before and after their procedures, to track their feelings of self-satisfaction and happiness.
The research found that most of the people who had cosmetic surgery done were satisfied with their long-term results. Even people who only had one body part worked on felt that their bodies had improved as a whole.
These subjects had higher self-esteem, felt healthier, and experienced less stress.
Hear What Former Patients Have to Say About Surgery
You don’t have to pick up a science journal to find out if people are happy after getting cosmetic surgery. You just need to talk to some of the patients at Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery in Morehead City, North Carolina. Here are just a few of our testimonials:
“[Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery] helped me achieve a look that I never thought was possible. Now I have the confidence to go back to the gym and not feel insecure about my body…”
““I just wanted to drop you a short note and let you know how great I feel and look thanks to you and your wonderful staff. You have given me the confidence and self-esteem I need and for the first time in my life I am actually looking forward to bathing suit season.”
“I finally feel comfortable in my own skin and able to face the world with my new found self-esteem!”
Get started on your path to the appearance you’ve always wanted. Schedule a consultation at our Jacksonville or Morehead City, North Carolina, office to learn how we can help you reach your goals.