side effects of Plastic Surgery

Top 10 positive side effects of Plastic Surgery

February 24, 2021

What is plastic surgery

Plastic surgery is a surgical procedure that aims to repair, reconstruct and transform the existing defect, damage, or limitation of the skin. Plastic surgery rehabilitates the functions of the tissues and skin. Craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and restoration of the skin of the burn victims are the major areas of Plastic surgery. The popularity of plastic surgery has spiked recently and it is not limited to just celebrities anymore, because plastic surgery treatments are easily accessible, far affordable, and positively influenced due to social media. Lockdown has left the plastic surgery market abuzz due to growing concern about the looks on the virtual platforms. Countries like America, Australia, the UK, Japan, and South Korea have experienced Zoom Boom post Lockdown which means that more people are opting for plastic surgery to enhance their looks due to digital platforms. The plastic surgery market has a great potential to expand and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8 % between 2020 and 2027.


Plastic surgery and Cosmetic surgery

Plastic surgery is often confused with Cosmetic surgery and these terms are frequently used interchangeably. However, Cosmetic surgery is an extended branch of plastic surgery which is dedicated to the aesthetics of the body whereas Plastic surgery focuses on the restoration process of the skin and the bodily functions. While plastic surgery treats the flaws of the body surfacing due to birth defects, burns, trauma to the skin; cosmetic surgery inclines towards enhancing the looks like facial rejuvenation, body contouring, breast enhancement, etc.

Positive side effects of Plastic surgery

1. Self-Confidence

Plastic surgery transforms outer beauty and hence people experience renewed self-confidence. According to Clinical Psychological Science, people experience a massive shift in the level of self-confidence, happiness in life which boosts their self-esteem.

2. Life Perspective

Post-surgery, people fall in love with their new look and feel comfortable in their skin which positively changes their life’s perspective. The newfound perspective leads to a better quality of life and motivates them to take a plunge and in areas of life that they earlier dreaded.

3. Zeal

Individuals shed their inhibitions and experience increased levels of energy because they discover the new confident self after plastic surgery. It does wonders on their physical aesthetic which motivates them to be more positive, enthusiastic, and more outgoing towards life.

4. Happiness

The study conducted at Ruhr Universitaet Bochum on 550 subjects suggests that the people experienced increased self-esteem and higher levels of happiness post-surgery. This encouraged people to be outgoing and renewed a sense of self-worth making them happy in life.

5. Positive effects on mental health

Research papers presented by clinical psychological science witnessed decreased levels of anxiety, social phobia, and an overall increase in confidence to achieve the aspirations in life leading to higher self-worth, and self-confidence. Another research conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) suggests that plastic surgery develops a positive outlook towards self which changes the viewpoint of looking at life which improves self-esteem and overall mental state.


6. Overall health 

Traversing through physical, mental, professional, intellectual aspects of health, plastic surgery has a positive impact on overall health. Due to restructuring of the body, many primary bodily functions are corrected leading to better respiratory function, enhanced vision, relief in back pain, etc. For Instance, fat loss treatment means less body fat and balanced blood pressure levels.

7. New Possibilities 

Plastic surgery opens a new window of opportunity, says the research report by Applied financial economics of 2012, which states that physically appealing real estate agents closed more deals than the ones that were not as charming. Another study established that aesthetically beautiful people had better opportunities of earning up to $230,000 more than the ones who were not.

8. The new you, the better you

You discover the new version of yourself which is rather chiseled and free of general flaws. The restoration and restructuring procedure helps you enhance your physical appearance to offer you both, better bodily functions and attractiveness.

9. Lasting impacts

The effects of this treatment are permanent and hence recurring treatments are not required. However, it is advised to follow the advice of the plastic surgeon that helps maintain the effects of the surgery.

10. Elevated mood

The research study suggests that people turn to constructive plastic surgery to experience enhanced mood. The outcome of the research pointed that they find it easier to accept the new version of themselves which gives them a better quality of life and plays a pivotal role in enhancing levels of mood.

11. Reconstructive procedure of cancer patients 

The procedure brings great relief to women suffering from breast cancer. The breast augmentation procedure such as 3D areola helps them restore their body to the original state before the cancer surgery. Plastic surgery is also available for babies who suffer from cleft lip and studies suggest that 1 in every 1600 newborn suffers from this defect.

Plastic surgery trends of 2021

People select the non-invasive options over the others and hence the treatments like Botox and similar options that enhance the appearance will set a trend this year. Laser resurfacing that aims to remove minor and major skin defects like scars, marks and wrinkles will be a mega-hit. Skin tightening, liposuction, and cool sculpting will help look attractive and ready to face the post COVID world. New technological breakthroughs to help faster recoveries and painless procedures will help meet the rising popularity of breast augmentation treatment. From restructuring the body of burn victims to eliminating birth defects, from breast augmentation to weight loss therapies, and from fixing the crooked nose to allow you to breathe freely to reducing the strain on the eyes from excessive skin; Plastic Surgery has solutions to almost all the physical defects. With more people turning to digital platforms post-COVID, there has been a sudden boom in this space because plastic surgery continues to offer you the best results.

by Kinza Khan
by Kinza Khan

February 24, 2021