Prof. Dr. med Ernst Magnus Noah
Prof. Dr. med Ernst Magnus Noah
Medical management

Renée Zellweger's new face and comments on it went around the world in the media. She herself justifies the new, greatly changed appearance of her face with her happiness in private - there is no mention of surgery. However, it is not unlikely that surgery has taken place. Renée Zellweger has not told the untruth, she has merely exercised her right not to say everything and share it with the public. That she is now happy may be believed without a doubt, because according to a recent study, cosmetic surgery does indeed make people happy.

A psychological study conducted by the Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) last year only recently confirmed the long-term positive effect of cosmetic surgery. After their study, the psychologists from Bochum and Basel came to the conclusion that people who had undergone cosmetic surgery showed more joy in life, satisfaction and self-worth after the operation. Since the physical appearance had been surgically changed and now corresponded more closely to the subjective image of beauty, the people concerned showed relief. They also felt healthier and less anxious, according to the study.

The researchers proceeded as follows in the study: 544 patients who had undergone surgery for the first time were compared with two other groups. These were 264 people who had previously wanted cosmetic surgery but had decided against it for personal reasons and around 1000 people from the general population who were not interested in cosmetic surgery. There were no significant differences in psychology or health between the three groups studied.

Prof. Noah can confirm this positive effect after cosmetic surgery, because he has made the same observation in his many years of practice. "For me as an aesthetic plastic surgeon, it is about contributing to the well-being of my patients. And well-being is decisively related to the outer appearance. Very often I experience that my patients are much more self-confident and generally happier after a cosmetic operation thanks to their new appearance."

Renée Zellweger apparently experienced the same...

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