Cosmetic surgery patients see a significant boost in their self esteem and body image, according to Professor Laurence Kirwan.
A study by The Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation (ASERF) recently found that cosmetic surgery patients experience a real-time decrease in ‘negative body image’ in specific social situations for at least 12 months after surgery.
According to the research, patients have significant and sustained improvements in body image after surgery.
“Patients experience a significant and lasting improvement in appearance and body image following surgery,” said Professor Kirwan.
Professor Kirwan said that patients from his cosmetic surgery practices in the USA and UK were examined three , six and 12 months after surgery. He found that 98 per cent (87 per cent in the ASERF study) of his patients reported satisfaction with postoperative outcomes.
One year after surgery, 97 per cent (97 per cent in the ASERF study) continued to report they would recommend surgery to others and 97 per cent (93 per cent in the ASERF study) indicated they would have surgery again.
Professor Kirwan says: “Patients who invest their time and money in cosmetic procedures without doubt experience lasting improvement in body image. There is certainly no worsening of depressive symptoms or other negative emotional outcomes”.
Professor Kirwan appeared on BBC Breakfast recently when the PIP breast implant scandal broke and wrote for the Mail on Sunday this last weekend. Professor Kirwan hails from Liverpool and has practices in Harley Street, London and New York. He is considered one of the world’s leading Plastic Surgeons. Ulrika Jonsson appeared on the cover of Hello! Magazine recently heralding her ‘new body’ which was the workmanship of Professor Kirwan.