The Unexpected Benefits of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery has obvious benefits for your appearance. Procedures like facelifts, rhinoplasty or breast augmentation can help you achieve the look you want.

But plastic surgery has benefits that are more than skin deep. When you get great results from your procedure, you can also expect benefits such as:

Improved Confidence

Studies show that patients who have realistic expectations for procedures are happy with their results and experience a boost in self-confidence, self-worth and self-esteem. They look good and they feel good.

How much of a boost you experience depends on the type of procedure you have. Botox or dermal fillers can boost self-confidence, but they don’t tend to boost self-confidence as much as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty or other larger procedures. This may be because the smaller procedures have a more subtle effect on your appearance or simply restore you to your previous appearance. Larger procedures may correct issues that have been bothering you for years, resulting in a greater boost.

Less Shyness

Many people also report that they feel less shy and more outgoing. They feel less distressed in social situations, such as at work or on dates. Increased confidence may help you feel more comfortable meeting others and not worry about what others think when they meet you.

Improved Physical Health

Some plastic surgeries also improve physical health and function. For instance, breast reductions reduce stress and strain on your back. That’s why women who undergo breast reductions are among the most happy after their plastic surgery of any patients who undergo surgery.

Other procedures can improve function, too. Rhinoplasty (a nose job) may help improve your ability to breathe through your nose. An eyelid lift may expand your field of vision. If you have lost a large amount of weight, getting excess skin removed may make it more comfortable when you move or exercise.

Fat reduction procedures, like liposuction, boost your confidence and may improve your heart health. When you have less fat, you have a lower risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.

Increased Motivation to Work Out

For almost all plastic surgery procedures, maintaining the same weight helps you maintain your results. That means a great diet and regular exercise. For many patients, having plastic surgery boosts their motivation to keep exercising and working out. After all, you’ve invested in your appearance; you have to protect your investment.

Exercise can also make your results look even better. When fat cells are removed, you can build up muscle for a more sculpted appearance. You’ll be able to see results from your workouts more easily, which will help you keep up with your exercise routine.

At Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, we have witnessed firsthand how plastic surgery can change and improve lives. We can help you feel more confident, less anxious and more outgoing with personalized procedures and great results. Contact us today at (757) 496-5556 for your plastic surgery consultation.