Over the years, the practice of turning to cosmetic surgery for physical enhancements has become much more accepted. Data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows continued growth in cosmetic procedures year over year.
At Sood Center for Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, we see many patients who have not always had an appropriate understanding of cosmetic procedures. “Overdone. Fake. Plastic. Vain. Ridiculous.” These are just some of the negative adjectives used in the past to describe the choice to have plastic surgery.
In 2020, this depiction is not accurate. Many of our patients are average men and woman who have turned to cosmetic enhancements to help them build confidence and even “change their lives” for the better. We often hear our patients state that they never thought they would turn to cosmetic procedures or find themselves in a plastic surgeon’s office because they “are not vain”. These same patients tell us that they “feel so much better” about themselves and continue to refer their friends. On the contrary, some patients have been thinking of a certain cosmetic procedure for years and are thrilled to be moving forward with what they consider “life altering” surgical procedures.
Research published in Clinical Psychological Science reports that plastic surgery patients could experience more joy in life, a higher sense of satisfaction and greater self-esteem.
When comparing the results of the psychological tests of the surgical patients to those who had not had plastic surgery, people who had cosmetic procedures had higher self-esteem, experienced less anxiety and felt healthier overall. Additionally, those who opted for a procedure reported that they were happier with their bodies as a whole, not just the area on which they had work done.
Dr. Mohit Sood is a Board-Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with extensive plastic and reconstructive surgery experience and knowledge. He can offer you appropriate options and develop a customized treatment plan that is suitable to meet your personal goals. A meticulously planned procedure, whether it be invasive or non-invasive, will leave you looking and feeling your best giving you confidence and greater self-esteem.
No matter the procedure you are considering, it is very important that your expectations are realistic. Dr. Sood encourages his patients to research and educate themselves and he and his staff are happy to answer any and all questions you may have.
Contact our office in South Jersey for a consultation or for more information at (609) 904-5390. If you are not ready to schedule a consultation, view our before and after photo gallery to see the results of our cosmetic procedures.