According to a new study, the benefits of facial plastic surgery may extend far past its youth restoring ways. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center found that individuals who underwent some sort of facial rejuvenation were perceived as more likable.
Evidence to the Fact
Published in the journal, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, the study emphasized the role that facial rejuvenation plays in facial profiling. What is facial profiling? Facial profiling is the act of determining personality attributes through visual observation. Highlighting the importance of facial profiling, researchers set out to examine, evaluate, and quantify the perceived changes in personality post cosmetic rejuvenation.
Viewing photos of 30 women both previous to and after facial rejuvenation surgery, a total of 173 participants (110 women, 63 men) were asked to assess the women’s appearance in relation to a variety of personality traits. The women underwent one or more procedures in the form of facelifts, upper and lower eye lifts, brow lifts, neck lift, or chin implants. The subjects were asked to assess the women’s appeared level of aggressiveness, extroversion, likeability, trustworthiness, risk seeking, social skill, attractiveness, and femininity. To prevent recall bias, the same patient’s preoperative and postoperative photos were not shown together to any person.
Women who underwent facial plastic surgery were perceived as more likeable, attractive, to possess better social skills, and appeared more feminine than previous to their operations. The study concludes that “facial plastic surgery changes the perception of patients by those around them”. Illuminating that facial rejuvenation surgery extends beyond beauty and influences greater “dimensions of a patient’s” life.
The study’s author, Michael J. Reilly, MD, explains:
“Our animal instinct tells us to avoid those who are ill-willed and we know from previous research that personality traits are drawn from an individual’s neutral expressions.”
A More Likable You
How can you increase your likeability? Reilly, reported that the women “garner[ed] more favorable reviews after surgery”. Understanding the importance of facial balance, Dr. Bachelor can create a naturally refreshed—and likeable—appearance. Offering full facial rejuvenation, a facelift may be able to change how others perceive you.
Often, as time passes, our skin loosens and our face loses its tight and youthful shape. In addition to age, factors such as heredity, stress, and gravity can cause our faces to appear sagging and tired. How can a facelift help? A facelift:
- Removes Excess Facial Fat
- Eliminates Deep Folds and Heavy Wrinkles
- Lessens the Appearance of Drooping Skin
- Tightens Underlying Muscles
- Reduces Fat Deposits
- Revitalizes the Skin’s Firmness
In addition to the facial focus, a face lift targets loose skin and folds around the neck. Carefully contouring your face, a facelift sculpts the jawline.
We all strive to be likable. Schedule a consultation at Eastbay Aesthetic Surgery to learn more about a face lift or any of our other facial rejuvenation procedures.