any people belive that the more money we make, the happier we will be.
This is not true, however, when it comes to looks. In a recent study, race, not money, was the major factor in how
confident a person felt about their looks. Seventy-eight percent of the 1,000
men and women surveyed said they thought they looked average or below
average. Only 20 percent said they looked above average. And, people with a
household income below $50,000 were just as happy—or unhappy—with their
looks as those with an income higher than $50,000.
Although money does not affect self-esteem, strong cultural ties and a
positive racial identity do. Across the board, minorities are more self-confident
than Caucasians, with 29 percent describing their appearance as above average.
Meanwhile, only 18 percent of Caucasians see themselves in the same positive
Approximately 40 percent of all American women are happy with their
looks. When the study looked at minority women, nearly six in 10 (57 percent)
said they are happy with their looks.
Regardless of self-esteem or income, Americans have an ever increasing
interest in the benefits offered by cosmetic surgery. Three out of four Americans
(75 percent) believe that cosmetic surgery offers at least one benefit, ranging from
looking younger to looking more attractive. Despite the trends in
plastic surgery reality television, Americans subscribe to the theory that a little
goes a long way, and if offered a free cosmetic procedure, respondents
would elect to change at least one feature about their face. Thirteen percent of
Americans who would accept the offer of free cosmetic surgery would
change everything about their face.
Whether you are looking for refinement, reconstruction, or rejuvenation, it is important to be informed.
Ask yourself how much the status quo bothers you. Learn as much as possible about your options by researching
the procedure, getting input from friends, and talking to previous patients.
Schedule a consultation appointment to talk about your facial features; find out your options
to help make you happier, more confident, and more
satisfied with your appearance.