Cosmetic surgery patients feel better after their treatments, finds survey

Woman in t-shirtPeople who undergo plastic surgery enjoy psychological benefits as well as achieving their physical objectives, according to an American study. The country's journal of Clinical Psychological Science reported that people who underwent cosmetic surgery treatments felt encouraged to set themselves higher goals after their procedures. In order to standardise the results, all participants were questioned about their general goals in life either before they underwent their treatments, whether they had considered cosmetic surgery and subsequently discounted the option, or whether they had no intention of undergoing any such procedures. They were also questioned at three, six and 12-month intervals after their treatments, and on average, said that not only were they happier with the facial or bodily area which had been treated, but also with their overall appearance. "Better physical health, less anxiety and higher self-esteem were reported at each of these follow-up intervals," the researchers reported in their findings.