Every year, plastic surgery becomes more and more popular. 15.6 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2014 alone, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Even more surprising, a study conducted for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that 85% of American adults would receive plastic surgery if they were given the chance. So why is this increasing in popularity? The answer is simple: plastic surgery offers incredible benefits to people.
Unfortunately, no matter where you live, appearance plays a big part in how people judge and treat you. Plastic surgery can improve not only your physical appearance, but your emotional state and your success in life. It’s no wonder so many people have turned to plastic surgery for help. Let’s take a look at some of the most common reasons why people have plastic to better understand its benefits.
Improves Genetic Appearance
We can’t control what body we’re born with. It’s one of the most unfair facts about life. Some people naturally have a more symmetrical face than others because of their genes, and other people have protruding ears or a bigger nose – the list goes on. Thankfully, plastic surgery can help you improve the parts of your physical appearance that you wish you didn’t get from your parents.
Getting older is something we all have to deal with. This process involves mental aging as well as physical aging in the form of wrinkles, age spots, loss of volume and sagging. Everyone develops these signs of aging at different times. Many people wish to preserve their youth with surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, which can be incredibly effective. Botox, facelifts and fillers are just a few of the most popular ways to turn the clock back on your face.
Smoothes Out Your Skin
Skin protects your entire body from the environment, which means it’s exposed to a lot. Even if you try hard to keep your skin healthy, acne, scars, sun spots, moles, hyperpigmentation, and other problems can arise. Laser treatments and skin care services can help to make your skin look and feel as good as new again.
Corrects Functional Problems
Though a surprise to most, plastic surgery isn’t just about improving appearances. It’s also used to fix a variety of functional problems, such as breathing and vision issues. For example, functional rhinoplasty can improve nasal breathing and eyelid surgery fixes vision that is obstructed by upper eyelid skin.
Increases Your Job Success
Time and time again, appearance has proven to greatly affect your success in your professional life. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis discovered that people who are deemed not as attractive as the average person earn 9% less than those with average looks. Employees who are better-looking than average earned 5% more. Learn more about how important your appearance is when it comes to making money here.
Transforms Your Social and Romantic Life
As we all know, looks matter when it comes to dating. But, more surprisingly, your appearance affects your everyday social life as well.
An article published in the Association for Psychological Science notes that “attractive people are judged more favorably, treated better, and cut more slack” when compared to people who are considered not as good looking. The same article states that the more symmetrical your face is, the higher chance you are to be perceived as desirable, sexy, healthy, attractive and dominant.
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Boosts Self Esteem
No matter who you are, having a body you’re proud of is sure to boost your self esteem. The goal of plastic surgery is to help you feel more comfortable in your own skin. When this happens, that confidence will spread to other parts of your life too, including your professional and social life.
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