The old adage of “Always put your best foot forward” is a sound motto for life. Showing the world the best part of yourself is a great way to give off a good first impression and to show others that you take pride in yourself, and your life. However, putting your best foot forward can be a challenge if you have nagging insecurities about your outward appearance. You’re less likely to put in the effort to look your best if you just don’t feel your best about your appearance.
Fortunately, you can make significant strides in reducing these types of unhealthy feelings.
Cosmetic surgery is one example of how you can work towards improving any self-esteem issues. Here are five ways that explain how cosmetic procedures can change your life – for the better.
- Increase your confidence
If your self esteem has taken a hit from any perceived physical flaw, such as a larger nose, or scarred complexion, a cosmetic procedure is your ticket to improved confidence. Improved confidence can in-turn positively affect other aspects of your life such as love, career and community.
- Improve your social life
We’re not saying that you need to improve yourself to catch someone’s eye, or that you should look to make others happy with an image upgrade. However, a little nip, tuck or cosmetic change may be exactly what you need to build up the nerve to start getting out there more. If your appearance is the reason you’re a bit of recluse, a fix to the physical is a good start to feeling better and finding ways to meet new people to expand your social peer group.
- Love your body more
While it’s important to love your body as it is, cosmetic enhancements can change how you feel about, and perceive yourself. Procedures like breast augmentation or a tummy tuck can help you feel better about certain parts of your body. And in today’s cosmetic surgery climate, you don’t need to worry about the possibility of looking “fake” as surgical techniques and procedures have advanced to the point where even a Brazilian butt lift will have natural-looking results.
- Boost your career
Image is a big part of your professional persona. A neat, groomed appearance can go a long way in showing potential employers that you take pride in yourself, which can translate into meaning you will take pride in the work you’ll do for them. Will a fix to your crooked nose or other flaw help? Perhaps. if you come in feeling excessively self-conscious about your appearance, this can translate into a general poor impression. Will a facial refresh help when competing with the younger graduates? Maybe, maybe not, but again, if you are comfortable with the concept of cosmetic procedures, and turning back the clock by 5, 10 or 20 years can help you show that you are as young and energetic on the outside as you are on the inside, then why not gain that competitive edge!
- Feel young again.
Deep wrinkles and sagging skin can sometimes affect the way you feel about yourself. The older you get, the deep the wrinkles and sagging becomes. If you want to look as young as you feel, then a cosmetic procedure can greatly reduce wrinkles and downplay sagging. Plus, some procedures can even help delay the appearance of the signs of aging. As a population, we are living longer, but living with an overall better quality of life – we feel younger for longer, so why not have the outside match the inside?
Cosmetic surgery can do more than just enhance your physical appearance. It can improve other aspects of your life, which can help you become the best you this 2017.
To learn more about the different cosmetic procedures that can help you, please consult with our board-certified plastic surgeons. Schedule a consultation at Burt & Will Plastic Surgery and Laser Centre.