Many of undergo plastic and cosmetic surgery treatments in order to make ourselves feel better, to give ourselves a boost and to help us live our lives with confidence.
One effect which we may not consider before going under the knife is how it might change our dating life. New research has suggested that, perhaps obviously, people take notice of their dates face when they first meet and that there perception of their date could thus be improved if cosmetic surgery had been undertaken. It may seem superficial but it does prove that there is no such thing as love at first sight, only lust at first sight.
There is some science behind this seemingly superficial research though. Pictures were taken of patients before and after they underwent Botox treatment. These pictures were then shown to a separate group of volunteers who ‘graded’ each face based on a number of different factors. The pictures of the faces who had undergone Botox gained improve scores in important categories such as “dating success”, “attractiveness” and “athletic success”. This last one is very interesting as it seems to point to the fact that having younger looking skin will also make us appear fitter and healthier and an all-round better catch! However, it should be pointed out that these are scores based on first impressions and thus Botox is certainly no guarantee to dating success; there are, as yet, no injections on the market which can give you a personality boost!
The research as presented at the American Academy of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery to you and me) Foundation’s annual meeting and is likely to further increase the numbers of people going in for the non-invasive cosmetic treatment. Whilst Botox has been increasing in popularity hugely in recent years, and it has many benefits, women are being warned to only go ahead with treatments which are being offered by registered and reputable doctors. So-called Botox Parties have been on the rise in recent years where groups of women will get together in one of their friends’ homes and invite someone in, often not a qualified professional, to inject them with Botox. This is clearly not a safe or sensible way to go about receiving the treatment. For those undergoing the treatment in a properly licensed treatment centre the changes to your life, and your love-life, could be immeasurable. Begger’s can’t be choosers, but the beautiful get the pick of the best.