5 Factors That Motivate People to Undergo Cosmetic Surgery
There can be a number of reasons why people choose to undergo cosmetic surgery, and these reasons can vary from person to person. Although this article outlines suggested motivations, it is worth remembering that it is a very personal decision, and one which should be considered over an extended period of time, and with the right sounding board for you.
With the recent surge of celebrities who are not necessarily ashamed to confirm reports of surgery, it is easy to see why it has become more socially acceptable. Once upon a time, it was reserved for the rich and famous, whereas now it certainly seems to be on most teenager’s wish list. With that being said, it is much more accessible than it once was which has a lot to do with celebrity representation in the media – as well as the reduction in the costs.
Although cost can be a factor in the timing or scheduling of your chosen surgery, it is important to outline that the surgeon you choose should not be based on its monetary value. When it comes to something that can be so life changing, it needs to be chosen based on the quality of the outcome. Choosing a clinic based purely on money can cause serious issues, and some of these risks are outlined further in The Cosmetic Institute’s video below.
Self esteem and confidence has become a socially acceptable reason for seeking cosmetic surgery. It is understandable and admirable to want to improve yourself, whether that is intellectually or physically. If a patient wanted to change everything to do with their exterior presence, it would be down to the friends, family and the surgeon to assess whether the issue could be psychological instead of physical. If this were the case, a physical change might not necessarily improve the person’s life.
That being said, if there is no sign of the problem being psychological, then there is a new lease on life when you are finally able to free yourself from the confines of low self and body confidence. From speaking to people who have undergone cosmetic surgery, they have not looked back. It gave them a new outlook and really improved their self confidence in all areas of their lives.
The desire to look a certain way has also been seen to be a big motivator for people considering cosmetic surgery. With media representing women as beautiful objects, it is hard not to seek the look of perfection and desire. If fashion magazines are anything to go by, the models look flawless and luxurious, and your imagination is the key to unlocking all the different motivators. The ability to imagine ourselves in other people’s bodies and lives is a great way to anticipate how you will feel after cosmetic surgery. It is possible for everyday people to look and feel like a superstar.
We hope that this short article has helped you to understand that the decision process for undergoing cosmetic surgery can be a complex one. As each person has a different inner dialogue, and chooses to act dependent on this internal discussion, the motivations for certain surgeries may also vary. Some surgeries may be purely cosmetic, whereas others may lean towards being more functional.
Regardless of your motivation, it is always important to speak with a professional to understand all possible outcomes and risks involved. Plus, the right surgeon will guide you through the process in a compassionate and safe way. Remember to go to a number of consultations, ask all the questions in order to make an informed decision, and do not let price be a reason to go with a specific company. As with any big decision, it needs to be well thought out, and chosen for the right reason, or held off until you are 100% happy with your decision.