The Mayo Clinic published a well-known study that went so far as to suggest that women who have facelifts might live up to a decade longer than women who don’t. The confidence boost from a facelift seemed to come not just from the great surgical results, but also from the impact on positive self-image and renewed outlook on life.
There’s certainly a link between investing in one’s appearance and the effect it has on self-confidence and quality of life. Plastic surgeons in Baltimore and around the country, including Dr. Ronald H. Schuster, agree that they see this direct correlation every day and it is one major reason they love their careers.
- Increased Self-Confidence
When you look good, you feel good. Improvements to appearance naturally translate to increased self-confidence for most people, which means a greater willingness to try new things or open up in social situations. You may also be willing to wear certain types of clothing or participate in activities you tended to avoid before your surgery, due to your discomfort with your appearance.
- Improved Physical Health
Some plastic surgery procedures can improve your physical health as well as your looks. For example, rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery may improve breathing at the same time it improves the aesthetics of the nose. Breast reduction surgery improves the body contour, but it may also relieve physical discomfort like neck and back pain and skin irritation from disproportionately large breasts.
Plastic Surgery is an Investment – That Pays off
The first step in investing in yourself is believing that you are worth it. Many people, especially women that can be a challenge in itself. Women often feel guilty about using money and taking time for themselves. There can be a sense of self-indulgence or vanity that seems to come with exploring a plastic surgery procedure.
We’d like to put that notion to rest once and for all. Plastic Surgery is not for the vain and investing in oneself is not a luxury; in many ways it’s an essential part of self-care. Similar to getting regular massages or gym memberships and therapy, may be needed for both mental and physical health. Plastic facial surgery is really no different and the results can be far more long lasting. Many patient satisfaction surveys and quality of life outcome studies have shown that patients enjoy genuine improvements in body image and a greater satisfaction with their position in life after cosmetic surgery.
Here’s another way to think about it: You have spent more than enough on short-term solutions. Now is the time to face the music and invest in plastic surgery: the only proven long-term solution for aging skin.
We understand patients can have a hard time taking the time to invest in them. Another way to look at it is to think about plastic surgery purely in financial scenarios. When most people buy a new car, especially a dream vehicle like a brand-new Porsche, they don’t have to gather all of the money for an all-cash, one-time payment. We finance our cars so we can drive and enjoy them right now. Plastic Surgery can be thought of in a similar way. Why put off all the positives that come with facial plastic surgery for a rainy day when you can get your procedure done now instead of waiting for all the stars to align? Cosmetic Surgery Baltimore, we are pleased to work with patients on creative payment options to fit your budget.
It might be cliché, but we often here the saying that plastic surgery won’t add years to your life, but it can add life to your years. Quality of life, not vanity, is the main decision-making factor for the vast majority of our plastic surgery patients. In fact, most patients at Cosmetic Surgery Baltimore say they had wished they had invested in themselves and had procedures done sooner.
Read to reshape your image? Give Dr. Ronald H. Schuster a call today at 410-421-7790