Facial plastic surgery may do more than help you appear younger. Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center found that individuals who underwent some sort of facial rejuvenation were perceived as more likable—emphasizing the role that facial rejuvenation can play in facial profiling. The study illuminates what Dr. Castor already knows, facial rejuvenation can extend far beyond beauty and has a greater influence throughout all dimensions of a patient’s life.
“What is facial profiling? Facial profiling is the act of determining personality attributes through visual observation”
Highlighting the importance of facial profiling, the study examined, evaluated, and quantified the perceived changes in personality post rejuvenation. In total, 173 participants (110 women, 63 men) viewed photos of 30 women previous to and after facial rejuvenation surgery. The women underwent one or more procedures in the form of facelifts, upper or lower eye lifts, brow lifts, neck lift, or chin implants.
Participants were asked to assess the women’s appearance in relation to a variety of personality traits including aggressiveness, extroversion, likeability, trustworthiness, risk seeking, social skill, attractiveness, and femininity. Of these traits, the women who underwent facial plastic surgery were perceived as more likeable, attractive, to possess better social skills, and appeared more feminine than previous to their operations. Post-surgery, the women did not appear as aggressive as they had previously.
Researchers thus concluded that “facial plastic surgery changes the perception of patients by those around them.”
A More Likable You
While all of the procedures demonstrated improvement, the women who underwent a facelift had the most statistically significant change in their ratings—especially in social skills and femininity. Offering full facial rejuvenation, a facelift has the power to change how others perceive you.
Often, as time passes, our skin loosens and our face loses its tight and youthful shape. In addition to age, factors such as heredity, stress, and gravity leave our faces looking saggy and tired. A facelift:
- Removes Excess Facial Fat
- Eliminates Deep Folds and Heavy Wrinkles
- Lessens the Appearance of Drooping Skin
- Tightens Underlying Muscles
- Reduces Fat Deposits
- Revitalizes the Skin’s Firmness
In addition to the facial focus, a face lift targets loose skin and folds around the neck. Carefully contouring your face, a facelift sculpts the jawline.
Who wouldn’t want to be more likable, social, and attractive? Schedule a consultation at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery & Laser Center to learn more about a face lift or any of our other facial rejuvenation procedures.