Not long ago, plastic surgery had a stigma. You didn’t change what you had- you just stuck with it. Plastic surgery was for the rich and famous- or movie stars. Today, many people around the world undergo plastic surgery to improve their appearance, and for self renewal. What’s interesting is studies have shown that plastic surgery can also create improvement in physical and psychological health essentially making people feel happier.
Studies show looking better on the outside can help you feel better on the inside.
In a recent European University study (The Margraf, Meyer and Lavallee Study) that
consisted of 544 people having cosmetic surgery for the first time.They were broken down into three groups:
- Those who were undergoing their first cosmetic surgery (most of which were women)
- Those who considered going under the knife, but decided against it
- Those who said they had never thought about having a cosmetic procedure done.
Participants answered questions about their well-being and health before and after the surgery. Results showed that those who went through with the procedure were less anxious. They also felt healthier. They exude more confidence and liked their body better as a whole, compared to the other two groups. Likewise, participants who underwent cosmetic procedures showed no adverse effects.