Why Patients Seek Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery continues to be on the rise in America. Statistics from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) indicate that cosmetic procedures for men and women are steadily rising annually. Aesthetic plastic surgery offers an abundance of ways to manage and improve a patient’s appearance including halting telltale signs of aging like wrinkles, removing unhealthy excess fat, or even restoring a patient’s body after a trauma like breast cancer or certain severe injuries. While the results of cosmetic surgery procedures are most commonly thought of in-terms of the physical improvements they provide patients, the psychological and emotional effects of cosmetic surgery can often be just as powerful as the physical effects.

Whether a patient is trying to improve an aesthetic imperfection with a face lift or trying to feel whole again following a mastectomy, cosmetic surgery can have significant positive effects on the patient’s emotional health. After performing cosmetic procedures for over 20 years, I have seen it firsthand. People spend so much time fretting about their appearance, especially as we age and the more obvious signs of aging become more apparent. Having the opportunity to turn back the clock in order to look and feel your best can be simply too good to pass up.

In a recent survey taken by RealSelf, 700 men and women who had previously contacted a cosmetic surgeon to set up a consultation were asked about their post-surgery emotional goals. The participants were given a list of emotions and asked to identify how they hoped to feel following their procedure. The overwhelming winner was “confident”, which was selected by 76% of responders, almost twice as many as second place.

Why Patients Seek Cosmetic Surgery

If you are seeking improved self-esteem or any other goal achievable through a cosmetic surgery procedure, please don’t hesitate to set-up a complimentary consultation with Southern Plastic Surgery today. During your consultation, Dr. David Whiteman discusses his surgical method, as well as the patient’s expectations and aesthetic goals to provide a comprehensive picture of how cosmetic surgery can help. To schedule your consultation, contact Dr. David Whiteman at Southern Plastic Surgery today. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.