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How Can Cosmetic Surgery Boost Self-Esteem?

Written by Karl Perera BA, MA, DipLC
Updated: September 3rd, 2020

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When looking to combat an insecurity, it does seem that cosmetic surgery and self esteem are connected. Plastic surgery can help you to boost your confidence and self-esteem over a long period, allowing you to feel better in every aspect of life. Here, we are going to have a look at whether cosmetic surgery can help to boost your self-esteem for a prolonged period:

Combatting Insecurity

For many, the idea of undergoing cosmetic surgery is a way of dealing with an insecurity that is having a profound effect on their everyday lives. With hair transplant before and after images as well as numerous others for a multitude of other cosmetic surgeries easily accessible online, there is plenty of information out there in order for the client to make an informed decision. Although this may not be something glaringly obvious, this insecurity can have a negative effect on the mental health of the patient until it is removed.

New Found Confidence

Once this is removed, there is often a feeling of new-found confidence during the healing process. The pure relief of not having this insecurity removed allows for them to feel confident in everything that they do. A recent study has shown that the time scale of confidence is different from person to person with some feeling confident for a number of months following their treatment and others experiencing this confidence for years. Despite the results of recent testing being unable to prove that there is a permanent psychological change for those that have undergone a procedure, there is definitely a short term rise in the positive emotions felt by each patient that has had this experience.

Lasting Results

With these results being permanent in most cases, unless you opt for a semi-permanent solution, you can completely remove the insecurity and continue to work on your overall confidence. By removing what was previously holding you back, you are more likely to experience new things and feel more confident when talking to people. While this may only be subconscious to begin with, this will then become a part of your daily routine with the confidence beginning to flourish.

If there is a number of underlying problems when building your confidence, it may also be beneficial to opt for a therapist or a member of your family as this will allow you to further explore the causes of the insecurity and lack of confidence and work towards bettering them for longer lasting results that boost confidence overall and help you to maintain a happy lifestyle.

So, whether you are looking to have a cosmetic procedure to remove an insecurity that you have been dealing with for a long time, or a temporary solution, such as lip fillers, there is a solution for you to help you feel happy and confident in your own skin. Which will you opt for to help you gain your confidence?

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Website Author and Editor Bio

Photo of Karl Perera, MA, DipLC Karl Perera is a fully qualified Life Coach (DipLC), Teacher (MA) and author of Self Esteem Secrets. He has taught at various universities including Durham, Leicester and Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge. He has run since 1997 and is an expert in Self Esteem and Self Confidence.