MAE Plastic Surgery
It is obvious that your physical appearance will change in some way after you’ve had plastic surgery. An interesting topic of debate is whether or not other changes occur that are beyond the physical.
Here at MAE Plastic Surgery, we have had patients ask if plastic surgery will change who they are. The simple answer would be no. Post-surgery you will still have the same name, the same values, the same family, the same responsibilities, and the same goals that you have always had. The changes that we have seen with our patients are the ways in which they see themselves. And, these changes are often greater than the physical changes that patients experience.
It’s no secret that people often turn to plastic surgery when they are insecure about their appearance in some way. Whether it’s too much extra skin after significant weight loss, a nose that seems disproportionate, dissatisfaction with breast size, or a face that now has an extra wrinkle or blemish, each one of these can affect a patient’s self-esteem and how they perceive themselves.
Plastic surgery can help people achieve the look they desire, minimize their insecurities, and provide a new sense of confidence. We have seen this time and time again with our own patient’s. They smile more, they stand taller, they have better eye contact and they genuinely feel really good about themselves.
While plastic surgery can, and often does, change someone’s demeanor, this does not mean it changes who they are. In fact, it more commonly does the opposite. Since their appearance now matches what they feel on the inside, plastic surgery allows people to actually be who they truly are.