Plastic surgery has grown exponentially in recent years, primarily due to the many benefits it provides patients. Procedures today have evolved to address nearly any aesthetic concern, producing natural, long-lasting results in most cases. While all surgery carries a degree of risk, when you go to an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Sherman, you can also rest assured your procedure will be as safe as it is successful. There are three profound benefits to indulging in a plastic surgery procedure today.

Improved Appearance

You expect plastic surgery to improve your appearance, by addressing specific cosmetic concerns that keep you from looking and feeling your best. However, the advantages of these procedures go far beyond improving appearance alone. These surgical procedures can help you achieve balance, symmetry and proportion to your entire facial or body contour.

Plastic surgery is not designed to make you look like a different person. It will not make you resemble your favorite celebrity or your best friend. The idea behind successful plastic surgery is to make you look like yourself – only better.

Increased Self-Confidence

Studies have shown that plastic surgery can increase your self-confidence and your self-esteem, as well as your overall satisfaction of life. Those imperfections in our appearance can begin to weigh on us, keeping us from the assurance and poise that contributes to our success in both our personal and professional efforts.

A 2015 study performed by researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland found that the majority of patients reported both satisfaction in their results and a positive boost in how they felt about themselves after their plastic surgery. In fact, the study discovered that 96 percent of patients had a favorable outlook, both immediately following the procedure and over time.

The recent study actually found an increase in satisfaction over a study performed in 2005. That study, which was published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, found that 87 percent of patients reported satisfaction with their procedure and increases in their overall body image. Since that study, improvements in techniques and procedures have made plastic surgery even more positive for patients going under the knife, which can affect their outlook and self-confidence as well.

More Youthful Outlook

You know plastic surgery can effectively turn back the clock on your appearance, but did you know it can make you feel younger as well? When you look in the mirror to find a younger version of you looking back at you, you almost can’t help but approach your day with a renewed, youthful vitality. In addition, the fact that you look younger may impact how others respond to you, making you feel more youthful.

Women are not the only ones to benefit from anti-aging procedures. Men are finding that in an increasingly competitive marketplace, the ability to turn back the clock can keep them at the top of their professional game. Men are also increasing their confidence in their personal relationships with a more youthful look that leads to a more youthful attitude towards life.

Plastic surgery will not “fix” broken relationships or turn you into someone different. However, if you go into your plastic surgery with appropriate expectations of what your procedure can do for you, chances are you will reap a myriad of benefits from that single procedure. To learn more about your choices in plastic surgery today, contact Dr. Sherman’s Manhattan office at (212) 535-2300.