Would a Lip Augmentation Procedure Help with Depression Problems?

How often does a little cosmetic surgery, like lip filler, help out with patient's overall body image or even depression?

Doctor Answers 4

Lip augmentation is not a treatment for depression

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Please see a therapist who can help you with your depression.  Once you have a more positive outlook and are feeling better, you can think about whether you are interested in a cosmetic procedure such as lip enhancement.  When ready, consult a board certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon who can give you an honest opinion.

Toronto Dermatologist

Cosmetic surgery should not be used to "treat" depression

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Cosmetic surgery should not be used as a treatment for depression, ever. What you need is a good psychiatrist or therapist and perhaps, actually, some medication if you are truly diagnosed with depression. Cosmetic surgery is good for people with a generally good body image who just want to improve a bit; it should not be viewed as therapeutic.

Lip augmentation for depression.

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Lip augmentation for depression is not an option--seeing a therapist is what you should do with the money--this will make you feel infinitely better.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Would a Lip Augmentation Procedure Help with my Depression Problems?

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Plastic Surgery is NOT a mode of psychotherapy nor a treatment for depression. Depression and poor self-esteem are REAL emotional disorders which are best treated with a Psychiatrist rather than having successive procedures. All Plastic surgeons have seen many people in their offices who have had procedures to make them feel better but such procedure regardless of how well they are performed cannot change or alleviate the emotional inside pain. To do so, the answer is a qualified empathetic Psychiatrist.

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

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