It’s easy for us to feel out of control and unable to manage our appearance
From tweakments to full body transformation, cosmetic surgery can give patients the boost they need to feel confident in their body and beyond.
If you are considering undergoing a particular procedure but need some reassurance to take the plunge, check out our guide on the many benefits of cosmetic surgery below.
1. Restoring balance
Cosmetic surgery can provide patients a means of addressing a concern about their body, helping them to feel more comfortable. Don’t just take our word for it, recent studies have shown that plastic surgery can, in fact, improve confidence and self-esteem by enhancing the physical attributes of the body or correcting an imbalance.
For example, patients who have recently lost a significant amount of weight are often left with a large amount of excess skin, particularly around the abdomen, which can cause the body to appear disproportionate. As a result, many patients choose to undergo a tummy tuck to remove this skin and tighten the muscles, helping the body appear slimmer and ensuring balance is restored accordingly.
2. Long-term results
The results from most cosmetic procedures are permanent, meaning that patients don’t need to pursue further treatments to ‘top-up’ their look. In the long term, this can be a much more financially-savvy and time-saving option for patients.
This can help patients feel at ease and enjoy the confidence-boosting effects of their chosen surgery for longer.
However, patients are advised to stick to a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, to maintain their final results after surgery. A good surgeon will provide relevant aftercare information and advice to their patients to ensure that they get the most out of their newly enhanced features.
3. Addressing lifestyle-resistant issues
Most patients who choose cosmetic surgery recognise that it’s a big decision, and usually try to modify their lifestyle prior to turning to more drastic solutions like surgery. However, some issues are unable to be treated with changes to diet and exercise.
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For example, stubborn fat around the abdomen may need to be treated with liposuction to remove it permanently and contour the area to add desired tone. This can help patients to feel more confident in their body after treating an issue they’ve been able to deal with by changing their lifestyle.
4. Confidence being active
Engaging in physical activity can be hard when you are unhappy with your figure. Furthermore, excess skin and fat can cause chafing by rubbing together when exercising, particularly when wearing tight sportswear.
Body contouring procedures can help to get patients engaged in more physical activity, particularly in sports where tighter clothing is recommended. Relief from discomfort and dermatological irritation associated with excess skin and sweat means patients can feel confident being active.
In addition, surgeries such as a tummy tuck where muscles may be tightened can help patients regain strength in their core, improving their physical abilities and making it easier for them to take part in some exercises without worry of muscle separation.
Overall, feeling confident exercising can help patients get the most out of their surgery by contributing to the maintenance of a stable weight.
5. Clothes old and new
Whether you are trying to squeeze into an old pair of jeans, or have to face the reality of buying a larger size than usual at your favourite outlet, clothing can be a big source of insecurity when you are unhappy with your figure.
Patients who have been able to fit back into smaller sized items after surgery report a boost in confidence as a result. Many also report a willingness to be more daring in their clothing choices, wearing tight fitting items to show off their newly contoured figure.
Taking the plunge to undergo a cosmetic procedure is a difficult choice and it's important that you take your time to consider your options. That being said, many patients report a huge boost in self-confidence as a result of their toned physique after surgery, and feel more comfortable engaging in exercise and wearing their fave outfits.
Jenn Walker is a freelance writer, blogger, dog-enthusiast, and avid beach goer