Cosmetic procedures were once regarded as luxuries, exclusively performed for the rich and famous. Often times, stars would undergo such extreme transformations that their “before” and “after” pictures did not seem to portray the same person. Now, individuals from all walks of life are electing to receive plastic surgeries and other cosmetic treatments in an effort to boost their self-esteem. In addition, less extreme makeovers are more popular among a population who seeks to look like a better version of their own self.
Facial plastic surgery has been performed in the U.S. for nearly 200 years, but more recent advances in the field have created a higher demand for these transforming procedures than ever before. While a temporary decline around 2008 had been attributed to the economic state of our country, as of 2010 increases in cosmetic work could once again be noticed. The website msn.com featured statistics that could actually determine the fall and attempted rise of the U.S.’s financial state.
A dichotomy of the effect of our collective financial state is that competition amongst employees has created the need for people to contend with those with whom they are up against. A way to distinguish one’s abilities is through improved looks. Research in an article on Psychology Today’s website supports the notion that good-looking people have the upper hand in work environments and are afforded more opportunities to earn higher pay and prestige. Though cosmetic procedures may be challenging to fund upfront, they have the potential to return those funds in dividends. This is especially true of facial procedures. Dual board certified physician Dr. Ran Y. Rubinstein can improve a patient’s overall quality of life in this respect.
According to a Danish website, the financial crisis of Denmark has not deterred patients from visiting their local plastic surgeon’s office for feel-good procedures. Perhaps patients who have put away money for new homes or cars may have prioritized feeling good over material possessions. The long term benefits of a plastic surgery may outweigh the immediate need for opulence in life.
It is often the case that financing options are available so patients can receive a desired procedure during a time that suits their schedule. Many people do not have the funds available upfront, but the staff at Dr. Rubinstein’s office may be able to work with you to help you with financing options. Don’t hesitate to create a happier you. Call Dr. Rubinstein’s Newburgh, New York office at 845-863-1772 to schedule a doctor-patient consultation.