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Facelifts' Effect on Quality of Life

Wednesday, May 17, 2017  
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Many studies show that cosmetic surgery can boost a person’s self-esteem, increase feelings of attractiveness and even, eventually, lead to greater achievement and success in life. But less is known about whether others perceive these positive traits in a person who has undergone cosmetic surgery procedures. A new study finds that more often than not, people who have facial rejuvenation procedures—including face, eyelid and eyebrow lifts—are often perceived as more successful and healthy, not just merely beautiful.

The study, published April 27 in JAMA suggests cosmetic surgery “conveys an even larger societal benefit than merely restoring a youthful appearance to the face,” according to the researchers.

Most studies on cosmetic surgery focus on how the procedures alter the patient’s outlook on life, feelings of attractiveness and general overall well-being. There are not many that examine how cosmetic surgery influences the assumption of others. “To our knowledge, this study represents the largest of its kind to measure the effect of surgery for the aging face on observer perceptions,” the researchers write.

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