ABC News posted an interesting article recently about a new and growing plastic surgery trend. It seems more and more young people are seeking out plastic surgery to boost their confidence as they head off to college.
It makes sense when you think about it. College is a difficult time for some young people, many of whom take their high school insecurities with them when heading off to campus. Aesthetic plastic surgery can help raise these students’ self-esteem, giving them the confidence they need to move toward a successful future. Not only that, but self-consciousness can distract students from studying and pursuing their goals to the fullest. Removing the cause of the self-consciousness, then, removes the distraction.
The two young women ABC quotes in the article both had breast-related surgeries, but there are a number of other procedures that could conceivably gain popularity among the college set. Rhinoplasty and otoplasty, for example, can both correct issues that cause bullying in schools.
Kids with protruding ears or prominent noses are often teased mercilessly by classmates from elementary school through graduation. Although that sort of teasing does tend to wane at the college level as young people start to mature, it doesn’t change the fact that those barbs can stick with a person and hinder his or her self esteem.
Often, even when these students have the option of having aesthetic plastic surgery while still in school, they choose not to for fear that they will simply incur more teasing for their choice. College presents the perfect opportunity in these situations. Students can get issues corrected before ever meeting college classmates and get a truly fresh start for both their social lives and their self-esteem.
Even at the age of adulthood, though, it’s still important that patients considering facial plastic surgery be mature enough to handle the process and have realistic expectations regarding the outcome. Plastic surgery is something intended for those who want to change for themselves, so that they’ll be more satisfied with the person looking back at them in the mirror. If young people seek out these procedures solely based on the opinions of others, they may be advised to wait a year or two to be sure that facial plastic surgery is truly what they want.
For those who pursue these procedures for the right reasons, though, college becomes a fresh start in more ways than one. If you are curious about facial aesthetic plastic surgery, visit our website to learn more, or contact Accent Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics to schedule a consultation.