Plastic Surgery Patients Enjoy Boost in Happiness & Self Esteem


January 24, 2015

Natural beauty

A recent study conducted by the University of Basel examined the effects of plastic surgery on 550 patients in great detail and length. The vast majority reported not only being satisfied with their results but experiences a considerable positive boost in self confidence and overall happiness. Leading cosmetic surgeons, such as Dr. Scott Thompson, take great pride in helping those who desire facial rejuvenation with the most natural results.

The study surveyed patient before surgery, and at 3, 6, and 12 month intervals post surgery. Ninety six percent of the patients who underwent cosmetic procedures reported a consistently favorable outlook, both immediately following their operation and throughout time. The remaining 4% of patients who did not have a positive experience were reported to have had unreasonably high expectations going into surgery. The American Psychological Association has previously stated, “Prior research has found that negative mental outcomes are typically associated with people who have unreasonable expectations of what plastic surgery can achieve, who expect the impossible, or hope it will solve their problems or transform them into a new person.”

Dr. Thompson strives to set clear expectations and determine whether or not patients are seeking plastic surgery for the right reasons. As with many patients of Utah Facial Plastics, the vast majority of study patients who undergo plastic surgery report that they “felt healthier, were less anxious, had developed more self-esteem and felt more attractive.” These benefits are correlated with an increase in overall happiness.

To ensure the most positive experience possible, it’s important to choose a plastic surgeon who is well trained and experienced in your specific procedure of interest. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Thompson performs surgical and non-surgical procedures from the neck up day and in and day it. As a dual board certified Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, he understands the functional and cosmetic components of the nose, which is important when it comes to rhinoplasty surgery.

Following facial plastic surgery, Dr. Thompson’s patients typically report increased confidence and a fresh outlook on life, which is in line with the results of this study. They find that others around them do not know what has changed but tell the patient that they look refreshed, rejuvenated, and/or younger. To see results, visit our before and after gallery and read actual testimonials from patients of Utah Facial Plastics.

For more information on world class cosmetic procedures offered at Utah Facial Plastics, call (801)776-2220 or visit our Facebook page.

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This post was written by Jenny Yergensen

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