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Face-Lift Surgery may Make You Look Younger, but may Not Boost Your Self-Esteem

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on October 31, 2015 at 4:01 PM
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 Face-Lift Surgery may Make You Look Younger, but may Not Boost Your Self-Esteem

Face-lift surgery can make one look 10 years younger. However, a new study has suggested that it won't have much of a change in your self-esteem.

Researchers used a self-esteem scale to look at the outcome of face-lift surgery as perceived by the patient to understand the association between self-esteem and the results of aesthetic facial rejuvenation.

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For the study, researchers analyzed 59 patients who underwent face-lift surgery from July through October 2013. Of the 59 patients, 50 completed the six-month post-operative questionnaire. All but two of the patients were women with an average age of 58 years.

The researchers said, "The overall difference between the average preoperative and postoperative self-esteem scores was not statistically significant. While patients felt they looked nearly nine years younger, that perceived change in youthful appearance did not correlate with changes in self-esteem."
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The study said, "With the number of face-lift procedures steadily increasing by nearly 30% since 1997, it is increasingly important to understand the psychosocial effects of this popular procedure."

The study is published in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery.

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