Over the past few years, plastic surgery numbers have been soaring higher than ever before. Cosmetic surgery techniques proven to be safer than in previous years and Americans are looking toward plastic surgery now more than ever. Let’s take a closer look at why.
Why Americans Consider Plastic Surgery
According to a report from RealSelf, in 2018 as many as one in every three American men and women were considering undergoing some sort of cosmetic treatment like Botox®, cosmetic dentistry or a tummy tuck within the next year. When asked why the answers were surprising.
1. Improve Self-Confidence
It’s no secret that the way we look affects the way we feel. According to the study done by RealSelf, 43 percent of people said their reason for undergoing a surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure was to give themselves a confidence boost. Self-esteem is actually one of the most common reasons why we have some patients coming into our practice, so it’s not surprising to see that the rest of America feels the same way.
2. Look Youthful for Work
Another 26 percent of Americans who polled they were interested in getting a surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure done within the next year said they had a desire to look more youthful at work or when starting their new job. While it may be surprising that a quarter of patients are hoping to look better for work, there’s actually a scientific reason that justifies this yearning.
Law of Attraction
Our appearance says a lot about who we are and what we do professionally. We tend to make a first impression with how we look, which is why our patients are so eager to put their best face forward. If you feel this way, you’re not being paranoid. A recent study done by John Hopkins University found that people with successful nose jobs appear more successful, attractive and healthier to others than they did before they got work done. Other studies have proven that obese candidates are less likely to be hired or promoted at work than their “normal” counterparts. In a society driven by the law of attraction, it’s no wonder patients feel more and more pressure to look a certain way to get ahead in their careers.
Is Plastic Surgery Right for Me?
At the end of the day, the choice to undergo a cosmetic procedure is ultimately up to you and your wishes. No matter what the reason is, if you decide plastic surgery is the best option for you, we encourage you to explore that option. We ensure that Dr. Beam will be there with you every step of the way, listening to your concerns and developing a completely personalized treatment plan that best suits your budget, lifestyle and aesthetic goals.
Call us today to learn more about whether you’re a good candidate for plastic surgery.