How Does Plastic Surgery Affect Your Mental Health?

We’ve all experienced times when we’ve been self-conscious about our appearance. But when occasional feelings of self-doubt turn into something more permanent, the impact on your life can be significant.

Being unhappy about the way you look can affect your self-esteem, making you less confident and less likely to put yourself forward when meeting new people, changing jobs, taking opportunities etc. Conversely, when we feel good about ourselves, our confidence goes up, as does our resilience and ability to deal with life’s inevitable ebbs and flows.

If you’re considering plastic surgery to permanently correct an aspect of your appearance you’re not happy with, then the results can be transformative. We have supported people who have lived for many years feeling self-conscious about the way they look.

Large or misshapen noses, protruding ears etc are issues that affect people from a very young age. They’re always there and are not easy to mask and whilst some people live life unaffected, others don’t cope so well and this is entirely understandable.

Other issues are more gradual – the ageing process, for example, affects everyone differently, so your feelings of self-worth can erode over a period of time, particularly if your skin is ageing more quickly than your friends and peers.

Equally, lifestyle changes such as pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding have different impacts which can also permanently affect your appearance and your self-esteem. It’s not uncommon for women to say they wish they could return to their pre-pregnancy shape which is why the mummy makeover group of treatments is so popular.

Often, it takes people many years to decide to have surgery. However, within weeks of recovery, they wonder what all the fuss was about! There really is no need to live with a problem that holds you back.

The key is to understand how your appearance is affecting your life and to have a clear picture of what a good, realistic result would look like. Working with an experienced team, like Manchester Plastic Surgery, means you can get a realistic assessment of whether your desired results can be achieved.

It’s important also to assess whether the change to your appearance will solve your self-confidence issues. Sometimes a lack of self-confidence can be more deep-rooted, and no amount of plastic surgery will give satisfactory, long-term results. How you see yourself from the inside is just as important as how you see yourself in the mirror.

There’s no doubt that we all feel better when we know we look our best. And if you think plastic surgery could help to give you back your self-confidence, then it’s certainly worth exploring. An initial consultation with a member of our experienced team will help you decide if plastic surgery is the right route for you.

If it is, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands to get good results and the support to make a smooth recovery. After that, it’s onward and upwards to feel good about yourself and live your life to the max.

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