“Cosmetic enhancement is ideal for fine-tuning an imperfect body part and providing an accompanying boost to self-esteem. It will not, however, make you young again, and it will not cure depression.”
Look The Way You Feel, Realistically
To counteract unrealistic expectations set up by the media, advertisers, and unscrupulous practitioners, the Costhetics team has created this article to help you sort truth from fiction. We want you to get real about the genuine benefits of cosmetic surgery and understand what it can and can’t do for your appearance and your self-esteem.
Posted: 8 January 14
By Louisa McKay
Cosmetic surgery gets an “A” for improved appearance
Cosmetic surgery can absolutely be a wonderful way to improve your appearance. In fact a recent poll conducted by American cosmetic surgeon Eric Swanson revealed that
After cosmetic surgery, many people notice that their bodies and/or facial features seem “in balance” or better proportioned. Ideally, a cosmetic procedure will sculpt the body or features in a way that looks natural and pleasing, causing a patient to look more like they feel they should look.
Cosmetic surgery lifts spirits, along with sagging skin
As for the psychological benefits of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Swanson found that
Cosmetic surgery helps people take pride in their appearance, which can translate into an enhanced day-to-day outlook on life.
4 things cosmetic surgery won’t do
Cosmetic enhancement is ideal for fine-tuning an imperfect body part and providing an accompanying boost to self-esteem. It will not, however, make you young again, and it will not cure depression. Cosmetic surgeons don’t—or shouldn’t— operate on everyone who comes through the door. They have had to become gatekeepers of reality in a world of distorted expectations.
Here are some other things cosmetic surgery can’t do:
The key to happiness with cosmetic surgery
Movies and TV shows like “Extreme Makeover” suggest that cosmetic surgery can instantly and magically transform any woman into a goddess and give her the self-esteem and confidence she’s always wanted. It’s simply not true.
So what is the key to achieving positive results? The answer is simple:
Patients who have realistic goals and expectationsare the most satisfied post-surgery To ensure an accurate picture of what your results will be, talk with your surgeon about what cosmetic enhancement can do for you.