Study Suggests Facelifts Make Women More Likable, but Is It Legit?
April 10, 2015
Looking younger is just one of the benefits of plastic surgery procedures—such as facelifts, eye lifts or chin implants—according to a new study published on April 9 in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery. The study claims that strangers find women who have gone under the knife to be more likable, attractive, feminine and sometimes even more trustworthy. But don’t use this information as an excuse to go under the knife! A 1995 study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found that there was no relationship between others-perceptions and self-perceptions of physical attractiveness, so just because others may like the way we look more, doesn’t mean that it will make us any happier. Several studies have also concluded that many people who get plastic surgery, especially facial procedures, have unrealistically high expectations of the outcome, and are likely to be disappointed, which may result in a psychologically damaging outcome.