Psychological Impacts of Plastic Surgery


Social worker Roberta Honigman and psychiatrists Katharine Phillips, MD, and David Castle, MD published an analysis of 37 different studies regarding the psychological impacts of cosmetic surgery in the trade publication, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. What the authors found was that most patients experience positive outcomes following plastic surgery such as increased self-esteem, improved body image, and generally higher quality of life.

However, the authors found that some people, particularly those with unrealistic expectations or a history of anxiety and depression, were more likely to be unhappy after their procedure.

Your ultimate satisfaction rests on good results, true. But also on your expectations going into your surgery and the reasons you are looking to plastic surgery in the first place. Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey respects your wishes. He also understands that plastic surgery is not right for everyone. During your initial consultation, Dr. Corey will listen to your desires, discuss your expectations, and help you determine if plastic surgery can actually help you reach your goals.

Plastic surgery is an ideal way to enhance your appearance and help restore confidence and self-esteem. It is not a cure-all for deep-seated emotional dissatisfaction or serious body image issues. This can be discussed in more detail during your initial consultation.

If you are considering plastic surgery in Phoenix, please contact Dr. John J. Corey today to schedule a comprehensive and honest one-on-one consultation.