Beth Shapouri, Glamour magazine
The folks over at The Daily Mail are speculating that getting plastic surgery could actually cause an identity crisis of sorts that could lead to personality changes. Make sense or is this hogwash? Let's go over it.
They start with a quote from psychologist and author Dr Vivian Diller found on BuzzFeed, that suggest that after surgery, patients sometimes find "imperfection is actually part of their identity," and with the thing that made you stand out gone, you may suddenly have to build a whole new self image. This is why, the doctors interviewed for the story argue, plastic surgeons must screen their patients well to find out more about their mental state and exactly why they're seeking surgery in the first place.
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You can read the arguments here. But, I have to say, it all makes sense to me-after change comes adjustment, and for some people that'll be positive and for others, it'll be negative. For instance, the person they use to illustrate the "identity crisis" situation is Heidi Montag, who has spoken out about her surgery regrets after she had an almost complete overhaul. A change that big has got to mess with your head.
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What are your thoughts here? If you suddenly had a different nose or your face changed shape, do you think your sense of self would have to adjust? Do you know anyone who's had surgery and regretted it? Do you think patients should be better-screened before going under the knife? Discuss.
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