Getting plastic surgery can make you more likeable, research suggests
It is widely accepted that most people male, and female, have plastic surgery to in order to make themselves more beautiful from their own point of view.
But while cosmetic procedures may result in obtaining a more youthful face, it has also been revealed that it could improve what people think of a person’s character.
Having a face lift or getting rid of bags under the eyes makes a woman more likeable, feminine and attractive to others, according to the research.
The first ever study on the matter shows that after going under the knife, those who have certain procedures are perceived as having greater social skills and are more attractive and trustworthy.
The research, conducted in the United States, compared people’s perceptions after a woman had one or more of the following procedures; upper and lower eye lifts, brow lift, neck lift, a face lift and a chin implant.
The study involved taking portraits of 30 white women before and after cosmetic surgery – and then measuring responses from as many as 170 people.
For each picture they reviewed, they were asked to rate their perception of the women’s attractiveness and femininity, and personality traits such as extroversion, risk-seeking, behaviour, aggressiveness, likeability, social skills and trustworthiness.
No reviewer knew if plastic surgery had been performed- but following the procedures there was an improvement in scores for social skills, likeability, attractiveness and femininity.