We choose to go under the knife for a variety of reasons and more often than not expect that many of our problems will simply go away. Indeed, plastic surgery does make us look and then feel better about ourselves. Magic starts to happen after that. We feel more confident and assertive. This often translates to success at work and in our relationships.
This is not the case for everyone, though. That is because some people choose cosmetic surgery for the wrong reasons (Breakup and divorce after plastic surgery). Plastic surgeon Dr. Joe Gryskiewicz stresses the need to be healthy, both physically and mentally, before pursuing cosmetic surgery. His reasons for not going under the knife are:
- As a reaction to a midlife crisis.
- As a reaction to a life-changing event, such as death or divorce.
- If you suffer from ongoing depression.
- If you have major health problems.
- To land Mr. or Mrs. Wonderful.
- To just be happy.
Dr. Gryskiewicz recommends that patients find a doctor who will spend time talking through each procedure and warns patients that plastic surgery is not a “band-aid to life’s problems,” but rather a long-term lifestyle change.