Plastic surgery procedures may have many uses. They can be reconstructive, or they can be purely aesthetic. As an example, some plastic surgeries help people regain their old look after illnesses or accidents. However, nowadays, most popular plastic surgery procedures are cosmetic surgeries, in which people try to correct nature and by doing so, boost their self-confidence.
In research published in Clinical Psychological Science, scientists investigated the psychological effects of plastic surgery on approximately 550 patients and reported that plastic surgery patients could experience more joy in life, a higher sense of satisfaction and greater self-esteem.
As people generally choose cosmetic surgeries to feel better about themselves, it is accepted that successful cosmetic or plastic procedures would lead to enhanced self-esteem, mood, and social confidence.
In this article, we will try to present a short list of the most popular plastic surgeries, which can boost your self-confidence if you give them a try.
Is Plastic Surgery Worth it?
Plastic surgery procedure is not a matter of whim, that’s for sure. As much as it can boost your self-confidence, it can also make you feel miserable if you chose a cosmetic procedure which does not fit your body type or you didn’t choose the right plastic surgeon. Moreover, some people are never satisfied with cosmetic interventions, despite good procedural outcomes. Some of these have a psychiatric disorder called “body dysmorphic disorder" which is a body-image disorder characterized by persistent anxiety with an imagined or slight defect in one's appearance.
Of course, it doesn’t mean that you shall panic. Rather, research as much as you can. This list of most popular plastic surgeries which can increase your self-esteem is a good start in your quest for knowledge.
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1. Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is always the queen among the most popular plastic surgeries. Breast enhancement procedures remain on the top for many consecutive years, and they are not going anywhere soon.
They are known to increase self-esteem, for many women due to peer pressure or their own body image feel that their breast size shall be bigger than this given by nature.
Breast enlargement does not mean always choosing large-sized breast implants – smaller breast sizes are also available, not to mention that instead of breast implants you can choose a breast lift, which will correct the look of your breasts without (or with small) breast implants.
In breast augmentation with breast implants, plastic surgeons offer us a variety of options. There are silicone implants, including so-called gummy bear implants which are more durable than older models, as well as saline implants, which are safer but softer than silicone ones.
Whether you choose saline or silicone implants, it is of paramount for you to observe your breast implants and follow-up with your plastic surgeon through the scheduled appointments.
2. Rhinoplasty – Nose Job
Rhinoplasty, or nose job is one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed on the face.
People undergo rhinoplasty to renovate their nose after an injury, to improve breathing problems or a congenital disability, or just because they're not pleased with the appearance of their nose.
There is a direct connection between rhinoplasty and self-confidence – it is enough to read thousands of stories of people who were not satisfied with the way their noses looked, and the nose job helped them enjoy their lives more.
Choosing plastic surgery for the nose is not connected with high risk, and it more often than not bring spectacular results and, therefore, increase self-esteem. This cosmetic surgery is taken by thousands of people every year – they all cannot be wrong, can they?
3. Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is a plastic surgery procedure aiming at removal of excess fat and skin as well as tightening of abdominal muscles. This procedure can help straighten the stomach when diet and exercise have not enough. A tummy tuck is not the same procedure with liposuction; however, you may need liposuction as part of a tummy tuck.
Tummy tuck’s effects are long-lasting, its scars are almost invisible and hidden under underwear. It is not a matter of skillful propaganda – it is enough to check before and after photos as well as read some of the testimonies available online. If you cannot win with fat on your abdomen, a tummy tuck can be the right choice.
Liposuction is another popular plastic surgery procedure that removes fat that you cannot get rid of through diet and exercise. It is usually performed on your hips, belly, thighs, buttocks, back, arms, or face to enhance their shapes.
Liposuction is known to increase self-esteem in two ways: it helps getting rid of fat in places where we don’t want it, but it also can be a part of fat transfer cosmetic surgery, in which unwanted fat is used in breast augmentation or buttocks augmentation. With liposuction, you have greater control of where the fat is accumulating and, by reshaping your body, you can boost your self-confidence.
As the years go by, our bodies surrender to the forces of gravity. Often around our 40s, we are aware that plastic surgery on the face would be a good option. For this reason, facelift is a very common plastic surgery type, as it addresses the issue which affects a large part of society after a certain age. Facelift generally helps to boost self-confidence by pulling and tightening the facial skin, which often can be accompanied by plastic surgery on chin such as fat transfer in order to give your chins some softness and fullness they may need.
6. Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery (also called blepharoplasty), reduces bags from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. As our skin gets older, gradually loses its elasticity. This lack of elasticity and gravity together causes excessive skin to create bagging on the upper and lower eyelids. Lower eyelid causes wrinkles and bulges, and in the upper eyelids, the extra fold of skin can get in the way of seeing. This surgery, which is usually done for cosmetic reasons, is also an effective procedure to enhance the vision affected by the sagging upper eyelids in older people. https://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-eyelid-surgery#1
Eyelid surgery allows people to feel fresher and younger; thus it increases their self-esteem. Ironically, because this surgery will improve the vision of some of them, their outlook on life may also boost accordingly.
How Many Plastic Surgery Procedures Can Be Done at Once?
There is no certain number to give this question because determining what procedures can and can’t be done together safely is the surgeon's decision. Patients have to be reasonable and totally aware of what they are getting into, apart from the surgeon’s decision of suitability. Because scar tissue that dies during recovery time can become a critical issue after multiple surgeries. Breathing problems can begin after too many nose surgeries, and people may have dry corneas, which cause eye damage, from eye lifts. Also, liposuction can be performed safely as long as only a certain amount of fat is being taken out in one operation. The risk increases, if the amount becomes excessive. Infection is also one of the risks with any surgery. Although it is rare for some surgeries which are known the safest plastic surgery procedures, the risk of complications may increase in surgeries performed collectively.
This content is edited by Flymedi Medical Editors in April 2019.