A study by The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) recently found that cosmetic surgery patients experience a real-time decrease in “negative body image” in specific social situations for at least 12 months after surgery. Does this mean that cosmetic surgery will instantly boost your self-esteem? That depends.

If you’re considering plastic surgery, you must be honest with yourself. Who are you trying to please (hopefully yourself)?  Why then do you want surgery and what do you expect surgery to do for you? While plastic surgery can improve a part of your body, it does not provide a whole- life “make-over.”  Be sure your goals are realistic, and do some research before you consider any operation. Your initial consultation with the surgeon is a good time to discuss your expectations and get answers as to whether or not your procedure will produce your desired outcome.

Plastic surgery for most is seen as a way to fix something that they think is not right. By having plastic surgery performed to improve this less-than-desirable trait a person gains a new sense o f self-confidence, with shoulders squared, eyes up,  a zip in the stride, and a spark in the smile.  Remember  that surgery must be done to please oneself rather than to please others.

The goal of cosmetic surgery is to improve self-esteem through an enhanced, natural appearance. From the initial consultation through recovery, the surgeons and staff at My Plastic Surgery Group are committed to providing patients with a positive overall experience.