I’m a fan of natural beauty, but I also know that some people turn to plastic surgery procedures to boost their self-esteem and make them feel better about the way they look. I would never suggest skipping a procedure that really makes you love your appearance or getting one just because someone makes a nasty comment about your looks. It might not be something I’d choose, but my years of studying psychology in grad school make it clear that there are definite benefits for some people. If you want to love what you see in the mirror, the following plastic surgery procedures are common for people who want to boost their self-esteem.
1. Breast Enlargement
There’s something about breasts that can make or a break a woman’s sense of femininity. Breast enlargement is also one of the most common plastic surgery procedures that women turn to when they want to love their look. Having larger breasts can make a small-chested lady feel more womanly and give her that curvy look that equates with being a woman.
2. Nose Job
This procedure has a technical term (rhinoplasty), but it’s usually referred to as a nose job. Your nose is a pretty prominent feature on your face, so it’s not surprising that many people feel bad about theirs. Whether you think it’s too large or it doesn’t slope attractively, having it fixed can really do wonders for how you feel when someone looks at you.
3. Tummy Tuck
If you’ve had several children or have lost a significant amount of belly fat, you might have a loose flap of skin on your tummy. While it isn’t on display often, it really bothers some people. Undergoing a tummy tuck can help tighten that skin, making it easier to fit into clothing and giving you a better outlook on your appearance.
It’s less invasive than some types of plastic surgery, but Botox is very popular. It works by smoothing fine lines and wrinkles and can help fight the signs of aging. Many women choose it to maintain their youthful appearance. It’s not permanent and requires maintenance, but it can be just enough to make you feel better about facing the world.
5. Breast Lift
A breast lift isn’t the same as an enlargement, though some women have both procedures done at one time. This one simply lifts what you have and is chosen by women who have droopy breasts after nursing several babies or just when gravity kicks in and things start to migrate lower.
For people with specific trouble spots, such as the thighs or tummy, liposuction can be a good way to eliminate fat in the area to give a slimmer silhouette. By taking care of a spot that causes distress, you can really experience a boost to your self-esteem.
7. Face Lift
For many people, the signs of aging on the face are the ones that cause the most concern. After all, the whole world sees your face anytime you leave the house, so you naturally want it to look good. If you’ve started seeing some wrinkles and sagging, a face lift can really make you feel good. It basically pulls the skin on your face upward, eliminating the effects of aging.
I have never had plastic surgery, but I also know how quickly a specific trouble spot can take over your thinking. I’m all for procedures that help someone feel better about herself. However, plastic surgery can be pretty major so it’s a good idea to think it through and do some research before going under the knife. Have you had plastic surgery? How did it make you feel?