Most people who undergo plastic surgery do so to improve their appearance and feel better about themselves. But did you know the benefits of your procedure can go far beyond the way you view yourself? A new study suggests that undergoing plastic surgery can also impact the way others perceive your personality.
According to this study, published earlier this month in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, people rated women who had undergone facial rejuvenation procedures as being more attractive, likeable, feminine, and having better social skills than women who hadn’t undergone any plastic surgery.
The study evaluated the responses of 173 people – 63 men and 110 women – who viewed photos of 30 women who had undergone facial plastic surgery procedures. The before-and-after photos were mixed in different groupings to avoid a comparison bias. Overall, the study found that the “after” photos received higher rankings for social skills, likeability, attractiveness, and femininity.
These findings most likely occurred due to the fact that our faces convey certain personality traits to others, even if we’re not intending to do so. By altering your physical appearance, you can also alter the way people’s brains perceive your personality. While it may be an unintended benefit of your plastic surgery procedure, it’s nonetheless a very powerful one that can help you in all of your personal and professional interactions.
At Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide range of facial plastic surgery procedures to help you reverse the signs of aging and look your very best. Find out how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals by speaking with Dr. Bruno or Dr. Brown in person.
Please contact Chevy Chase Plastic Surgery using the form at the right side of the page or call (877) 427-7888 today to schedule a plastic surgery consultation. We serve patients throughout the Washington DC area.