Three ways cosmetic surgery can change your life (for the better!)

When you hear the words “plastic surgery,” you might think of dramatic transformations and extreme makeovers for celebrities who get paid to look good. But that’s not always the case. Cosmetic surgeries are often more than just skin deep. Sometimes, being surrounded by images of flawless models — in movies, magazines, billboards in New York’s Times Square, and more — can awaken feelings of inadequacy or self-doubt. This can become particularly damaging if it starts to impact the way you live by reducing the time you spend doing the things you love — and increasing the time you spend worrying about how others view you. Cosmetic procedures can make a big impact on the way you see yourself — and ultimately the way you live. Here are a few examples of how they can change your life:

You’ll gain more confidence

Confidence can impact the way that you carry yourself in front of others, whether in the boardroom, during a date, or in public settings like the airport or park. Trying hard not to be noticed or avoiding others altogether may mean that you’re missing out on exciting opportunities. If a particular part of your body is giving you concern, there might be a procedure to help you feel better about it. For example, a rhinoplasty can restructure an out-of-line nose that has always bothered you, while a neck lift can lessen the appearance of your anxiety-inducing double chin.

You’ll save time and money

If you’ve logged hours in the gym trying to conquer stubborn body fat or loose skin from a major weight loss, you might be frustrated about how challenging it is to make it disappear — and also about the time you’ve spent in vain working to make it happen. In a situation like this, a procedure like liposuction or body contouring can give you the boost you need to defeat the flab for good — and free up some time to focus on other body parts during your workout. Likewise, noninvasive cosmetic procedures like Botox injections and fillers can save you both time and money when compared with purchasing over-the-counter wrinkle creams and waiting for them to kick into action.

You’ll be more active and open to new experiences

Chances are, if you’re feeling good about the way you look, you’ll probably feel better about using your body in active ways. For example, being overweight can place an incredible amount of stress on your joints, leaving you less motivated for activities like hiking, jogging, or rec league sports where that physical pressure can cause pain. Additionally, you might hesitate to visit the beach or other fun spots where you think your body might be judged by others. Getting to a place where you feel better about doing these and other activities is essential to your overall well-being, and procedures like a male breast reduction or CoolSculpting can help you move in that direction.

You deserve to feel good about yourself and live your life to the fullest with confidence. As I always say, when you LOOK better, you FEEL better. If you find that something related to your appearance is holding you back, make time to call or stop in to discuss your cosmetic surgery options. Your future self will thank you!