Unsurprisingly, people are particular about their appearance and how others see them. Therefore, they resort to cosmetic procedures or plastic surgery to improve their bodies’ perceived defects, deformities, or anomalies. According to statistics, the US recorded over 5.5 million cosmetic procedures only two years ago, making it the highest worldwide. Below are three common reasons people choose cosmetic surgery.
Improved mental health
Research has shown that poor self-body image increases the risks of mental health issues. The common ones are depression, anxiety, and stress. Studies have indicated that three in five people with mental health issues struggled and were unsatisfied with their physical appearance. Sagging skin, premature wrinkles, certain facial features, and so on are among the things people are unhappy with. Respondents who participated in the research admitted that poor body image took a toll on their mental health and emotions. Many others believed that cosmetic procedures were the only way to resolve the situation. Those who successfully underwent surgery believed the sudden positive change in the perception of their body made the desired difference in their mental health. This allows them to live high-quality life.
For a youthful appearance
According to research, more than half of plastic surgeries in the United States are performed because clients or patients want to appear younger. This phenomenon is coming, especially in the music and movie industries, as there is a demand for fresh ‘flawless’ faces that would appeal more to people and sell. This, therefore, led to artists and actors resorting to going under the knife and getting injections to appear youthful for longer. Popular procedures include liposuction, lip injections, chin reductions, and so on. Consequently, people outside the industry began to choose such procedures since they wanted to look like their role models and favorite popular TV stars. Fortunately, there are minor surgeries you can undergo that could make a major difference. And with proper aftercare, you would be looking and feeling like your best self.
To remove memories of injury or scars
For many people considering cosmetic procedures, this is usually an emotional decision. An injury resulting in a scar on a visible part of the body can affect self-esteem. And for most people, their injuries and scars were not their faults. Unfortunately, people can be painfully judgmental of altered appearances caused by scars. People will likely stare, whether it is on the face, arms, or legs. And especially if you don’t like attention, deciding to have cosmetic or plastic surgery to get rid of such scars is valid and can help boost your confidence and self-esteem.
Whatever the reason for your cosmetic surgery, the most important thing is to be happy with the decision. It is also important to check the background and success rate of the cosmetic surgeon you settle on to prevent any negative consequences on your health. Also, conduct thorough research on the side effects and ask all the relevant questions before proceeding with any procedures.