Does having some type of cosmetic surgery change your life? Most people would say yes, although they may disagree on exactly how the change manifests. It’s true that the most renowned and respected plastic surgeons in Canada typically talk with their patients about what they expect to happen once the surgery is completed. That’s because the surgeons want to help the patients set reasonable expectations. 

Within the scope of those expectations, are there any changes that most patients will experience? Here are four examples that are likely to apply if you choose to have some sort of cosmetic procedure.

Something That’s Bothered You For Years is Gone

This usually applies to someone who has lived with something that’s bothered them for as far back as they can remember. It could be the way that the nose is shaped or maybe the way that the chin isn’t so prominent. With the aid of cosmetic surgery, these issues can be resolved. 

Assuming that the surgeon and the patient come to an agreement on how to shape the nose or chin, the area in question ceases to be something that the patient dislikes. After the healing is complete, the patient no longer looks in the mirror and immediately focuses on a physical attribute that he or she considered lacking. In it’s place is a nose that seems to be more in proportion with the rest of the face, or a chin that is more balanced. 

Or Something That Reminds You of Unhappy Times Disappears

People who have gone through some type of accident may be living with scars and other issues related to the injury. It’s hard to ignore them since those issues are discovered anew every time the patient looks in the mirror. Opting for cosmetic surgery in this instance is not about changing something that’s been around for years. Instead, it’s about restoring something that was lost during the accident. 

For example, a surgical practice that is focused on rhinoplasty will undo the damage done to the nose and help the person look more like themselves again. The same is true with removing scar tissue along the forehead or repairing the damage to the cheekbones. Once the work is done and the patient heals, seeing  one’s reflection in the mirror no longer reminds the person of that terrible accident. 

You Begin to Make Some Changes in the Way That You Live

Whether restoring the face after an accident or changing something you were born with, cosmetic surgery removes something that has prevented you from doing things you would otherwise like to do. The change won’t be immediate. In fact, it may take some time to break old habits like refraining from speaking in front of people at work or feeling comfortable enough to strike up conversations with strangers at a party. Little by little, you’ll find yourself able to interact with others without wondering if your appearance is putting anyone off. 

Ultimately You Feel Your Life Has Improved in Some Way

The day will come when you can acknowledge that the cosmetic surgery improved your quality of life in some way. It may be a small change, but it’s one that means a great deal to you. The fact that you feel more comfortable in your own skin is enough. If it does help you enjoy being around people more or helps to boost your self-esteem in some way, that’s great. Whatever form that improvement takes, cherish and enjoy it for all that it’s worth. 

Would cosmetic surgery like rhinoplasty make a difference for you? Consider arranging a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon and get some advice. Consider what could be done and what sort of result you could reasonably expect. If you think that a procedure will make a positive difference, seriously consider scheduling a date and time. In the long run, you’ll be glad that you did. 

Written by Trina Stewart

Trina Stewart is the editor-in-chief at Life's a Blog. Swinging single on the branch of life. She loves concert photography, hanging out with her single and married besties, and cooking. Stay tuned!

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