You wake up in the morning and cringe slightly the moment you look in the mirror. You try to avoid catching glimpses of your reflection in a window, or a moving car, because the moment you do, you know you’ll regret it, but you can’t help it. If someone stares at you for too long you know they’re judging you (whether they really are or not). This sickness eats away at you every moment of the day. Maybe it’s the mole on your face, or the little flab underneath your chin, or the extra skin on your lower abdomen. You can’t stand the way you look and no matter what you do, you don’t feel beautiful.
Body image issues are a real and terrible matter. The negative thoughts poisoning your mind and leading you to believe you aren’t beautiful continue to erode your self-confidence until there is nothing left. You’ve considered plastic surgery, but quickly rejected the idea because everyone else might judge you. Everyone else might think it was superficial, or the easy way out. But is it ‘easy’ not loving yourself on a daily basis?
The truth is that your destructive thoughts are a far more important issue than what someone else is going to think. Take your mental health and wellness into your own hands and silence all the other noise. Why should you have to sacrifice your own happiness for the opinions of others? There are real psychological benefits to plastic surgery that can make you feel beautiful and happy again. After all, there is no price tag for your own happiness.
There is a plethora of positive and negative information surrounding plastic surgery, but the bottom line is that studies show there are incredible psychological benefits to plastic surgery that cannot be matched. A study recently conducted by Sage Journals depicts the incredible outcomes that come from plastic surgery, including improving social phobia, severe anxiety, depression, and increasing general self-esteem. Additionally, many people reported that their quality of life improved because they began to love themselves more. According to Psych Central, “improvements in the women’s self-esteem and sexual satisfaction were directly correlated with having undergone breast augmentation.” Women who undergo breast augmentation are generally happier and feel sexier, which in turn improves their sex life. And let us not exclude men from these surgeries. Many studies have revealed that men that go through plastic surgery come out feeling stronger and more confident in the end.
This isn’t to say the sexier or prettier you are the happier you are, but rather, the sexier and prettier you feel directly correlate with how happy you are. Maybe you have been trying everything possible to lose those last couple pounds and nothing you are doing is helping because you have a hypothyroid problem. There is nothing worth sacrificing your own happiness when there is a completely viable cure. Or if you have a physical deformity that causes you embarrassment every time you set one foot out the door. Do not torture yourself anymore. No one should have to go through a life with such mental torture. Studies have shown that the removal of physical deformities results in an immediate boost of self-confidence and happiness.
There is no shame in admitting that you need help. There are some battles that are impossible to face all on our own. And there are people in this world willing to help you feel better about yourself. Plastic surgery could be the exact ripple effect that you need. The moment you start loving your face, or your body, you can be yourself again without apologizing. You can walk with confidence everywhere you go and not have to dread looking in the mirror or catching your reflection in the window of a moving car. You will finally be free to go out in public and socialize with your peers without fear. Maybe you will have the confidence to ask out that girl or guy at work, or change in front of your husband again.
Most of all, you won’t need anyone else’s approval but your own. Studies everywhere display the benefits of loving yourself, and by far the most important one is gaining your own approval. We’ve all heard that we are our worst enemy when it comes to criticism, but it doesn’t have to be that way anymore. The minute you start loving yourself, the less critical you are, and the more open you will become to living a life of happiness.
So why wait any longer?