Recently, a team of researchers at Penn University went through a collection of reports relating to cosmetic surgery procedures and the reactions of patients, and published a report in the JAMA Dermatology journal. Although it is described as a limited review and most people would agree that based on the evidence presented more research is required, there are important take-away’s from this study which show some interesting trends.
The first deals with self-esteem (or self-worth) and quality of life. Of the 16 studies that met the researchers’ strict criteria and thus were included for review, it was found that quality of life and self-esteem improved after surgical facial cosmetic procedures like facelifts and nose jobs.
Clearly, a septoplasty (which corrects breathing function) or post-trauma surgery to restore the shape of a nose will greatly improve the patient’s quality of life. But the study also shows that having what you could term as an elective nose job or cosmetic rhinoplasty with purely an aesthetic improvement in mind also has a positive impact on both the patient’s quality of life and self-esteem.
The study also looked at a procedure-specific impact on body image and found that nose jobs significantly improved body image. In other words, a patient can have a much enhanced body image purely through rhinoplasty. Noses, it seems, are vitally important in our perceived self-image, and correcting flaws can have a huge positive impact on the way we live our lives.
Increased Confidence with Rhinoplasty
If self-esteem increases because we have an enhanced body image, then our confidence will also increase. Increases in confidence have a knock-on effect for:
- Jobs and careers
- Personal life
- Public persona
- Private relationships
While it can’t be said that having a better nose will get you a promotion, or a date, that the boost in self-worth, confidence and body image will greatly increase your chances of both!
Even Marilyn Monroe, a stunning natural beauty, seems to have needed the extra injection of positivity that a subtle nose job can have. According to recently to-be auctioned medical notes (reported by Reuters) surgeons tweaked the tip of her perfect nose and performed chin augmentation.
Seek a Specialist
Of course, there’s a caveat. A bad nose job will likely result in a similar (if not worse) negative body image and negatively impact self-esteem. This is why it is of paramount importance to seek a rhinoplasty specialist with extensive experience and a consistent record of good results.
Dr. Naderi is at the top of the field in rhinoplasties that are both aesthetically accomplished and also respectful of the ethnicity of the patient. In other words, he is skilled at taking the wishes of his patients, and tweaking them so that the end result is ethnically correct with respect to their other facial features.
For those who are suffering the reverse – negativity due to a botched nose job – he also specializes in something called a revision rhinoplasty. This is a delicate procedure to restore the nose to its aesthetic best, and at the same time help to restore the patient’s body image and self-confidence.
To learn more about rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and plastic surgery, as well as non-invasive procedures such as fillers, please contact the Naderi Center 703-481-0002 in Virginia or 301-222-2020 in Maryland for a consultation today.