What plastic surgery can and cannot do for your state of mind

Posted on November 26, 2013 by

Undergoing plastic surgery in Miami can be a great way to correct a physical flaw that has bothered you for years or reverse various signs of aging that keep you from feeling like yourself. However, there is one common obstacle to making the most of your cosmetic procedure, and it is an easy trap to fall into. If you assume that getting the nip and tuck you’ve always wanted will instantly change your life for the better, you may be in for a painful reality check further down the line – one that will take away from the actual benefits of your procedure.

As The Mayo Clinic notes, “Your self-esteem might improve after cosmetic surgery, but cosmetic surgery isn’t likely to relieve depression or other mental health conditions.”

If you’re struggling with depression, anxiety or some other psychological issue, concerns about your physical appearance may well be a contributing factor, but more often than not they can just provide a concrete problem to fixate on to avoid the underlying cause of your mental state. Because of this, every board-certified plastic surgeon is charged with evaluating the psychological motivations behind your drive to go under the knife as well as your physical readiness for surgery.

The key to fully reaping the benefits of any type of cosmetic surgery in Miami is to have realistic expectations going into your procedure. Dr. Christopher Craft is an experienced plastic surgeon who will explain the advantages and limitations of any procedure in full so you can make an informed decision.

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