Facing the World with Confidence and Success
What do you notice first about a new acquaintance—their intelligence, their sense of humor, their social abilities—or their looks? In that split second of meeting someone new, most of us admit that our initial impressions are based on an individual’s appearance. Eventually we go deeper and look for a wide range of character traits that make someone compatible. But if that first impression is poor, most people never engage further.
Research has shown us that attractive individuals are more successful in their careers, have more romantic opportunities, and feel more self-confident in their interactions with business colleagues, friends, and even family.
For those of us who are not confident about the first impressions we make, full makeover may not be possible. In a ground-breaking new book, Subliminally Exposed, surgeon Steven Dayon, MD offers research and examples from more than 40,000 patients he has treated that even small changes and single procedures can have a far reaching and tangible impact on relationships, career, health, and well being.
Whether an individual chooses a series of dermal fillers like Botox, Juvederm, or Perlane, skin resurfacing to achieve a youthful glow, or spider vein treatment, the increase in self-esteem and confidence can be a major boost in how we face the world.
And for the teenager who requires further repair of a cleft lip, the victim of violence with scars that are a daily reminder of abuse or trauma, or the breast cancer patient who no longer feels confident as a woman, specialized plastic surgery procedures can offer a new lease on life.
Rather than feeling uncertain about our physical appearance or even feeling depressed, we can choose to alter the impression we make. Even small changes can help us face the world with greater confidence, happiness, and success.