When we feel confident about the way we look, it can hugely affect the way that we feel. Confidence and good self-esteem is important, as it allows us to go out in the world and achieve our full potential. It means we’re not being held back by the way that we feel about our looks, and negative self-doubt or worry. There’s still some stigma attached to cosmetic surgery, but done in the right way (as in, not done to try and achieve ‘perfection’ since that doesn’t exist) it can be an excellent way to boost confidence. If there’s a part of your appearance that causes you worry or distress, or is something that meant you were a subject of bullying as a child, why wouldn’t you change it if you could? There are tons of procedures you can have done these days that can either prolong your youthful looks, make you look more attractive or just solve an insecurity that you’ve dealt with your whole life. Many can be done with no recovery time, and be more affordable than you think too. Here are a few procedures you could consider having done.
If you’re insecure about your teeth, chances are it affects your life in many ways. They can cause self-esteem issues and can cause you to withdraw from socializing with others, as you’re conscious of people seeing your teeth. Instead of being able to talk and laugh you might find yourself covering your mouth and not being able to fully enjoy the moment. The positive to this is regardless of what dental issues you have, cosmetic procedures will be able to put them right. From crookedness to missing teeth to discoloration, dentists will be able to work their magic. It can be scary for anyone visiting the dentist, but especially so for people with confidence issues with their teeth. However being brave and taking that first step could really change your life. With the use of braces, veneers, whitening treatments and more you can achieve a smile you’re finally happy with. Many dentists offer payment plans too, so if you’ve always put it off in the worry that it will be too expensive, this is a good option. A site like thewhytehouse.com shows examples of payment plans.
Body sculpting techniques such as fat freezing and laser lipo can remove fat without having to go under the knife. They’re completely non- invasive but can be as effective as traditional liposuction. If you’re at a healthy weight but have stubborn areas of fat that you can’t get rid of through diet and exercise, this is an excellent option for you. These processes are different but essentially both ‘kill’ the fat cells which are then metabolized and removed from your body as waste. If you’re not able to wear certain things or feel insecure about your body, even though you’re a healthy weight, this can help massively. These kinds of procedures can be done within an hour and require no downtime, so you don’t even have to take time off work
Laser Eye Surgery
Tired of wearing glasses and contact lenses? Maybe you’re fed up of sitting on them or losing them. Perhaps you’ve grown tired of not being able to see properly when you go swimming, or the time it takes putting lenses in each day. If you have poor eyesight, being able to see unaided is something that you’re sure to find yourself wishing for on a regular basis. Thanks to laser eye surgeries such as Lasek and Lasik this is a possibility. It’s a simple procedure taking just a few minutes for each eye and can give you up to 20/20 vision permanently. The feeling of no longer needing glasses or contacts can be incredibly freeing. While this one isn’t directly cosmetic, if you’ve been used to wearing glasses for your whole life, being without them can completely change your appearance and make you feel more attractive. There are some differences between laser eye surgery techniques, if you’re not a candidate for Lasek you may qualify for Lasik. You can find out more about the procedure on a site such as WEyeClinic.sg.
NonSurgical Nose Job
Disliking your nose can again affect your confidence tremendously, it’s smack bang in the middle of your face, so there’s no getting away from it. Thankfully there are options if you want to change it’s appearance. Regular nose jobs can be incredibly painful and take time to heal. However, in some cases, you can improve how your nose looks without going under the knife! Here dermal fillers are used to reshape and refine the look of the nose. Of course, if the reason you want a nose job is because you believe the size is too large, a non-surgical nose job won’t be for you. But it can be useful for evening it out, and particularly for fixing the ‘bump’ on the bridge of the nose that many people are conscious of. The effects will last for approximately one year, but you can have it topped up again and again without any adverse effects. If the shape of your nose has always bothered you but the idea of a full rhinoplasty or cosmetic surgery put you off, this could be the perfect option. You can read reviews from people who have had this done on sites like realself.com.
For many men, the loss of their hair can bring on a lot of insecurities. Some may feel as though they look older, unattractive or it might just serve as a reminder of their mortality. Despite the fact that it’s incredibly common (by age thirty-five, two-thirds of men will experience it) it doesn’t make it any easier to deal with. Some may be happy to shave their heads and not give it too much thought, but for others, it’s not as easy. Thankfully, a hair transplant is a procedure that can bring back your youthful locks. While it can take up to a month for the scabbing to heal, it doesn’t require you to be off your feet for a long time, and so it’s something even those with a very busy schedule can have done. Most women aren’t suitable for a hair transplant due to the type of hair loss they experience. However, there are some who can have this done. So it’s worth looking into if it’s an issue you’re dealing with. You can see before and after videos of patients who have had this done on places like Youtube.com.
Some people are happy to age and don’t mind a line, crinkle or wrinkle here and there. But for others, the signs of aging can be a difficult pill to swallow. It can make some people feel as though they’re losing their looks and become self-conscious. Botox works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, causing the wrinkle to soften. It lasts for three to four months, which can be seen as both a good and bad thing. It’s not permanent meaning you’ll need to return to the clinic to have it topped up. But if for any reason you’re not happy with the results you can simply leave it to wear off, and your face will return to normal. This can be a good treatment to have done if you have a special event coming up and want to look your very best. Alternatively, you could continue to have top ups for as long as you were happy with the result. Botox doesn’t work on things like gravity lines, so eventually as you age Botox may no longer be enough, and you could consider a surgical facial lift. Although for many people it’s useful in keeping their face looking youthful all the way into their fifties.
Non Surgical Skin Treatments
If you’re concerned about the signs of aging but don’t feel as though Botox is for you, or perhaps you want to try other things before Botox and fillers, there are lots of other options. Chemical skin peels, for example, work well to soften lines and improve the texture and hydration of the skin. While you do need a couple of weeks to heal after this (since your top layer of skin literally falls off!), you don’t have to go under the knife. You can still be up and about on your feet, unlike surgery which requires you to rest and recover. Another treatment you could try is microdermabrasion. Here a professional operates special machine which passes over your skin and mechanically exfoliates it. This can improve skin texture, fine lines and give an overall fresher appearance. There are even ultrasound based facial therapies which pass ultrasound waves to stimulate the collagen in the skin, giving a tighter and lifted appearance. If you’re noticing the early signs of aging, these things could all improve your complexion and give your confidence a boost.
There you have it, just a few of the procedures you can have done which can improve your appearance and boost your confidence. While no procedure is without risk and you should weigh up the pros and cons carefully, in general, all of these are very safe. None of them even require a hospital stay!
Would you have any of these procedures done?