No one can predict exactly how undergoing some form of cosmetic surgery will affect an individual. As any of the cosmetic surgeons around can attest, patients tend to benefit from the procedures in different ways. What does this mean for you? It means that you’re likely to benefit in at least one of the following six ways. Take a look and get an idea of what the future could hold for you.
Something That Held You Back Goes Away
In your case, there’s been some type of perceived flaw in your appearance that’s prevented you from pursuing a dream or even doing things that you would otherwise like to do. Once the cosmetic procedure eliminates that issue, you’re likely to feel that the time has finally come to pursue your dream.
It may take a little effort to shake off the habit of thinking that dream is forever out of your reach, but you can do it. Once that change in your mind happens and what you see in the mirror is more to your liking, making plans to pursue that goal will be a lot easier.
You Feel More Confident About Your Appearance
Maybe you have done well in terms of going after what you want in spite of reservations about your appearance. In this instance, what changes is that it’s a lot easier to feel comfortable about the way you look as you go about doing what you want to do. Rather than having to suppress some qualms about how you look, it’s easy to be happy with your appearance. That makes it all the easier to enjoy what you’re doing and spend less time trying to not think about the way you look.
There’s an Upswing in Your Self-Confidence
In general, you may find that your sense of being capable increases. That’s true even with things that have nothing to do with the way you look. While it may seem odd, the fact is many people do tend to view their talents and abilities in a less favourable light if they’re not happy with the way they look. Once that obstacle is removed, they find it easier to objectively consider what they can do and how they can use it to in the most productive ways possible.
You Create a Foundation for More Self-Improvement
Now that you’ve used cosmetic surgery to take care of something that’s bothered you for a long time, the idea of doing other things to improve yourself may begin to come to the fore. In the past, those efforts seemed to be unworthy of any time, since you would still be dealing with that one physical attribute that seemed to be an impediment. With it gone, you’re ready to do other things that help you feel better about yourself.
For example, you never really felt the drive to lose those few extra pounds because your nose would still be slightly out or proportion. Once the rhinoplasty was done or you had the eyebrow lift, it suddenly seemed as if dieting and exercise made sense. You could make some changes to your body that would fit right in with the new look of your face and help you be happier with your appearance overall.
You Feel More Like Socializing
People are typically social animals who enjoy spending some time with others. Even introverts occasionally crave interaction with a small group of close friends. If something about your appearance has made you less likely to spend time with friends or relatives, undergoing some type of cosmetic procedure could change your attitude.
Since you’re no longer burdened with concerns about how your nose, mouth, eyes, or ears look, it’s easier to have people over and enjoy spending time with them. You might also enjoy going out with them or attending social events at their homes. There’s no longer some physical issue that makes you feel as if others are noticing the problem and possibly judging you. The result is that you can relax and make the most of the time you spend with others.
You Can Finally Put a Traumatic Event From the Past Where It Belongs
While many people approach cosmetic surgeons to correct something that was there all of their lives, others seek help with some type of scar or other defect caused by an accident or injury. Depending on the severity of the damage, those injuries or scars may have drastically changed the way the patient lives. Even if mobility is not affected, seeing that constant reminder in the bathroom mirror every morning has led to a life that’s more cloistered and limited.
Once the cosmetic surgery is complete and all signs of that unfortunate event are erased, things begin to change. The bathroom mirror is no longer something to be dreaded. It’s easier to go out and feel as if you blend in with other people. There’s nothing for others to notice or to wonder about when they see you. The impact of that new set of circumstances can make all the difference in your ability to put that accident in the past where it belongs.
What’s your story? Would cosmetic surgery help you? The only way to know for sure is to consult with a surgeon. Together, it’s possible to explore your options, get a reasonable idea of what to expect, and decide if this is something that you want to do.