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Does cosmetic surgery cause low self esteem?

Does cosmetic surgery cause low self esteem?

Self esteem & sx: Surgery can correct a physical problem. Low self esteem is a psychological one and cannot be treated with surgery. Some people who suffer from low self-esteem due to a physical deformity can be helped from cosmetic surgery but low self-esteem from another cause will not be solved. An experienced surgeon's most important job is to figure out whether to operate or not! ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Cosmetic Surgery (Definition)

Cosmetic surgery is a procedure in which a person is operated on by a plastic surgeon to make some parts of the body more to the person's liking. Cosmetic surgery can be on any part of the body, such as the face. Examples include rhinoplasty, chin ...Read more


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Is getting plastic surgery a sign of low self esteem?

Not necessarily: Many people choose plastic surgery for a variety of reasons, some to look better, some to give them a boost of confidence. It is not directly related to self-esteem or self-worth these are supposed to be internal concepts of our self-concepts. ...Read more

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Can low self esteem cause break outs?

Can low self esteem cause break outs?

Make worse: If the low self esteem was causing stress it could make acne worse through stress hormones but it's not likely a key causes of acne. Check in with your primary care doctor and see about a dermatology referral to develop a strong treatment plan. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/10/30/acne-stress-breakouts_n_2041417.html. ...Read more

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Do speech problems commonly lead to low self-esteem?

Speech problems: If untreated speech problems can cause self consciousness and low self esteem, consult with a speech therapist who can help you improve your speech. Best. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone cause cognitive impairment, especially memory and focus. If yes, does trt completely fix this. Or just improve it a bit.


Can low testosterone cause cognitive impairment, especially memory and focus. If yes, does trt  completely fix this. Or just improve it a bit.

See answer: Studies show an association between low testosterone(LT) levels and subsequent incidence of Alzheimers disease, and suggest testosterone is neuronal protective. Some studies show LT has a negative effect on cognition, but these studies haven't controlled for other confounding hormonal changes. There is suggestive but not conclusive evidence that giving T to people with LT increases cognition. ...Read more

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Inadequacy, inferiority, low self esteem, what to do?

Now you get it!: Welcome to being human! Those of us (narcissists) who fail to have the courage to recognize our imperfections fail to ever have the chance to grow or live in reality. Once you can tolerate sadness, then you do something about it. Psychotherapy, particularly with a skilled therapist (psychodynamic therapist), can be immensely helpful as can healthy relationships in general. Dont foget your faith. ...Read more

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Is it common for someone losing weight to have improved self worth and confidence?

Is it common for someone losing weight to have improved self worth and confidence?

Weight Loss: Yes it is quite common and admirable if you have made the effort to take better care of yourself. However remember you were a valuable person when weighted more, but of course self care promotes self esteem. Best. ...Read more

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Excercise and dieting lead to smaller breasts but higher self esteem. Paradox?

Excercise and dieting lead to smaller breasts but higher self esteem. Paradox?

Better quality life.: Very few things, if any, are 100%, but if a healthy diet and lifestyle are followed, the quality of life is much improved. In addition, a strong resistance to cancer, heart disease, and many other debilitating diseases. Over time, this makes a big difference in how a person feels and what a person can do, no matter how old that person becomes. ...Read more

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Could emotional abuse cause low self esteem?

Yes: Emotional abuse can definitely cause low self esteem. If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship now, you should try to get out. If you have had emotional abuse in the past, talk therapy (counseling) can really help you deal with this and also help work on your self esteem. ...Read more

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How can I feel beautiful with low self esteem?

How can I feel beautiful with low self esteem?

Why measure your: self-worth by how you look? That's an unhealthy message from the ad industry. We all like to look nice but too much reliance on that is a dead end. A clinical psychologist can help you sort out good measuring sticks for healthy self esteem. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to deal with my low self esteem?

How to deal with my low self esteem?

Low Self Esteem: Uncover the reasons you lost your esteem, confide in someone close to you to help attain an accurate view of yourself. Read the articles on anxiety and depression on the soundmindz.Org web site for support and insights. Consult a clinical psychologist as psychotherapy can be very helpful in increasing self worth. ...Read more

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Would 330 ng/dl of total testosterone be low enough to have trouble thinking clearly plus other problems with mind for example low self esteem?

Would 330 ng/dl of total testosterone be low enough to have trouble thinking clearly plus other problems with mind for example low self esteem?

Good Question: Your T level is below the average range for age 18 which is ~600-800 ng/dl. The problem we currently have is that clinical research hasn’t yet determined threshold levels for when symptoms of low T begin appearing, compounded by the problem that there likely is great variation among individuals. I would recommend eval. by an endocrinologist and a discussion whether a trial of TRT is reasonable ?? ...Read more

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How much does cosmetic surgery to create dimples cost? What are the risks, factors, etc.?

A few options: There are two choices that involve essentially creating a scar that adheres the skin to the underlying muscle. This typically ranges from 2, 500-4, 000. ...Read more

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I'm 20. I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What are my options?

I'm 20. I'm suffering with low self esteem and dependent personality disorder. What are my options?

Self Esteem: Consider joining a long term group therapy in your area, begin with the therapist individually and then when you feel comfortable transition to the group. This strategy can be very helpful to boost self esteem and create more independence. You can read about my clients who have done so in changing your inner voice featured on the soundmindz.Org website. Best. ...Read more

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What can be done for a teen with really low self esteem?

Low Self Esteem: Uncovering the origin of this teen;s low self esteem is very important, usually there are some fictional views of oneself that need to be assessed and re-addressed with the fresh eyes of others and particularly of a adolescent psychologist. Empathy is very important in listening and understanding his plight. Recommend therapy if his mood does not lift. Best. ...Read more

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Does self ejaculating regularly results in poor sex life? Loosing stamina, body pain, etc. are those symptoms?

Does self ejaculating regularly results in poor sex life? Loosing stamina, body pain, etc. are those symptoms?

No: Masturbation should be harmless to the body as long as he does not use too much force or friction on his genitals. One should realize that the body has essentially the same response to masturbation as to sex for the purpose of reproduction. That means the body reacts just as it does during sexual intercourse, which, of course, has no inherent harmful side effects on the body. ...Read more

Dr. Amy Jones
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Low Self Esteem (Definition)

are four major components of S/E. They are Basic Worth, Competence, Ego Strength (Assertiveness and Thick Skinnedness) and Self-Acceptance. Any one of them can add or subtract from ...Read more