Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Verne Weisberg Talks About Plastic Surgery and Self-Esteem.
Portland, ME, October 26, 2015: Owner and Founder of The Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Verne Weisberg posted a new article on his website entitled, “When Expectations are Not Unrealistic Plastic Surgery Can Boost Self-Esteem.”
Dr. Weisberg writes, “Plastic surgery can have the most positive effect on self-esteem and confidence when done for the right reasons.” He continues adding, “And don’t be fooled. There are right and wrong reasons for going under the knife to alter one’s appearance.”
As Weisberg acknowledges, “The healthiest reason to have a cosmetic surgical procedure is the result of an authentic desire to look and feel your best. There are two surgeries that are typically known to immediately make women happier and enhance self-confidence. They are breast reduction and breast enhancement surgeries.”
“The unhealthiest reasons to have any surgical procedure”, states Weisberg, “are pressure from others and/or revenge. Revenge plastic surgery, a disturbing trend that has become common in recent years. This is when jilted lovers want to change their look to get back at an ex who left them for a younger person.”
Weisberg turns to a 2013 European study in which researchers from Ruhr Universität and the University of Basel examined the psychological effects of plastic surgery on nearly 550 patients. Weisberg writes, “According to results in the journal Clinical Psychological Science as reported in an article in The New York Daily News, the researchers, “checked a group of first-time plastic surgery patients at regular intervals after their surgery, and found they had higher self-confidence overall.” In addition the researchers compared the group of first-time surgery patients with two other groups: 264 people who had previously wanted plastic surgery and then decided against it and 1,000 people from the general population who said they had never been interested in such operations.”
The European study reported that, “Only 12% seemed to have unrealistic expectations for how surgery would transform their lives.” As Weisberg agrees, “That 12% represent respondents who expected the plastic surgery to “do the impossible” – for instance, solve their problems or to transform them into a new person.” He adds, “Patient’s expectations generally have an effect on their overall happiness with surgical procedures. If their expectations are unrealistic or if their reasons for having the surgery in the first place are not authentic, their happiness will be affected.”
According to Weisberg, “Anything that one can do to develop greater self-confidence is a step in the right direction. The role that plastic surgery has played in boosting the self-confidence of millions is tried and true. And as procedures become more acceptable to the mainstream population, more and more people will be able to enjoy the happiness that everyone deserves.”
The entire article can be found http://www.drverne.com/when-expectations-are-not-unrealistic-plastic-surgery-can-boost-self-esteem/
About Dr. Weisberg
Dr. Verne Weisberg is board certified with two surgical specialties. His first board certification is in otolaryngology (ENT), after three years of training at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Weisberg was then privileged to complete his plastic surgical residency at Yale University, after which he was invited to join the faculty. While a resident at Yale, Dr. Weisberg spent several months at New York University Medical Center and Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital where he studied aesthetic surgery. In 1987, Dr. Weisberg was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic) by Yale University, where he taught the general surgery and plastic surgery residents. During that time, he developed a love for clinical practice and cosmetic surgery, especially after having developed the first university-based aesthetic surgery practice on his own.
For more than 26 years, Dr. Weisberg has developed the premier Aesthetic Surgical Practice in northern New England. As a double-boarded surgeon, he is uniquely trained in all aspects of facial plastic surgery with a special interest in rhinoplasty, both primary and revisional, as well as face-lifting. Dr. Weisberg enjoys performing the full variety of aesthetic plastic surgery, especially body contouring after weight loss as well as breast augmentation and lifting. Dr. Weisberg has been a pioneer in limited incisional surgery for reducing breasts, and has introduced cutting edge procedures and has written many articles on advanced techniques in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery.
About The Plastic Surgery Center
The Plastic Surgery Center is a certified surgical facility, AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.) where we offer you a comfortable and relaxed setting with state-of-the-art technology in cosmetic surgery
We have a highly experienced and professional staff who will help make your time with us a positive experience from the initial consult with Dr. Weisberg and our Patient Care Coordinator, to surgery and then after care. We believe that each person is an individual with unique needs. To meet those needs we are committed to providing and maintaining unparalleled standards of care, excellence, quality, and above all, compassion. Our goal is to help people feel good about themselves by bringing out the beauty that’s been there all along.