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Plastic Surgery and Self-Esteem

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The trickiest part of evaluating a potential patient for plastic surgery is determining his or her motivation for seeking changes, and his or her expectations of the final result. I earned a double major in college, in pre-med and in psychology, and I’ve found that both aspects have proven important in my practice.

I believe that plastic surgery is meant to help a person correct features that are changed by cancer, trauma, disease, age or congenital anomalies. Through that correction, it should help a person regain his or her self-confidence and self-esteem.

New research shows that this is largely the case. A study on plastic surgery in Europe found that the patients who opted for surgery “’felt healthier, were less anxious, had developed more self-esteem and found the operated body feature in particular, but also their body as a whole, more attractive,’ the researchers wrote. ‘No adverse effects were observed.’”

This gets to the heart of why we do what we do at Aspire Plastic Surgery. Changing lives for the better is our mission and our joy. We are so grateful to our partners for allowing us to be a part of this process!

–Dr. Brian Lee

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