Showing posts with label Self Esteem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Self Esteem. Show all posts

Monday, June 24, 2013

As the reality stars and celebrities are constantly going under the knife, cosmetic surgery seems almost like a norm nowadays. This trend doesn't just apply to female stars and celebrities, men are also getting tucked and nipped with increasing regularity.

So guys want to know about those top five cosmetic surgery procedures, what are you gaining for your dollars and what are the post-surgical instructions?

Rhinoplasty: Also called as nose job and lists top among the popular surgeries for men. During the surgery, nose skin is separated from cartilage and bone, which is then broken and reset to the desired shape. After that the prior skin is re-draped.

Nose surgery can make your nose smaller or larger and can adjust the shape of the tip, nostrils or bridge. It can also correct injuries, crookedness as well as any breathing problems caused from improper structuring of the nose. The ultimate result of rhinoplasty can boost your confidence and also improve proportions and balance of your face.

After the surgery, you may notice some bruising and swelling, but should subside around the third day. It will take a month for full recovery from the surgery.

Liposuction: Also called as lipoplasty that reshapes the male body by permanently removing the fat deposits. Men who have lost their weight through exercise and diet, but still have areas where fat seems very difficult to reduce, liposuction could be the answer.

Apart from reducing the body fat, with this new-look it will also boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

Some men may have excessive fluid loss while removing large areas of fat. Sometimes there is a possibility for fat clots travel into your lungs.

Eyelid surgery: Also called as blepharoplasty used to restore the skin around the eyes to give youthful and natural look and also reduce the aging signs. Droopy, puffy eyes and eyelids can make a man to appear tired and older than they are. During certain instances, eyelid surgery can even be used to correct the impaired vision from sagging lids.

Following the surgery, some men may notice swelling, bruising, dry eyes and even sensitivity to light.

Face/Neck lift surgery: These cosmetic surgery procedures help to reduce the facial and neck wrinkles, thereby rejuvenating your skin and restoring a youthful appearance. Facelift surgery can provide you fresh and taint skin making you appear decades younger.

Following the surgery, you may notice swelling, bruising, tightness and numbness, but usually there is little pain and minor discomfort.

Ear correction: Also called as Otoplasty used to alter the position, shape and size of the ears. Men who are most bothered about the ears that are far from the head can consider this cosmetic surgery. Even the surgery can correct the misshaped ears due to injury or birth defect.

Following the surgery, you may notice scarring, asymmetry in the ears, change in skin sensation and overcorrection. Also there is a risk of bleeding, infection, and reaction to anesthesia.

Victoria Armstrong, Author of this article writes for www.ehealthyblog.com. Mens Health blog provides you an exclusive information on men's health fitness, health, relationships, nutrition, weight loss and muscle building. You can also find information on various men's health topics like prostate cancer, men's sexual health, etc..

Monday, August 13, 2012

Things You Can Do Right Away Every Day to Raise Your Self-esteem

Often in both addiction and in recovery or self-esteem can be low. It really is hard to feel good about yourself when you are active in your addiction or testing the waters of beginning recovery. Here are some sobriety tips an helping your self esteem.

Pay attention to your own needs and wants. Listen to what your body, your mind, and your heart are telling you. For instance, if your body is telling you that you have been sitting down too long, stand up and stretch. If your heart is longing to spend more time with a special friend, do it. If your mind is telling you to clean up your basement, listen to your favorite music, or stop thinking bad thoughts about yourself, take those thoughts seriously.

Take very good care of yourself. As you were growing up you may not have learned how to take good care of yourself. In fact, much of your attention may have been on taking care of others, on just getting by, or on "behaving well." Begin today to take good care of yourself. Treat yourself as a wonderful parent would treat a small child or as one very best friend might treat another. If you work at taking good care of yourself, you will find that you feel better about yourself. Here are some ways to take good care of yourself

Eat healthy foods and avoid junk foods (foods containing a lot of sugar, salt, or fat). A healthy daily diet is usually:
1. Five or six servings of vegetables and fruit
2. Six servings of whole grain foods like bread, pasta, cereal, and rice
3. Two servings of protein foods like beef, chicken, fish, cheese, cottage cheese, or yogurt
  • Exercise. Moving your body helps you to feel better and improves your self-esteem. Arrange a time every day or as often as possible when you can get some exercise, preferably outdoors. You can do many different things. Taking a walk is the most common. You could run, ride a bicycle, play a sport, climb up and down stairs several times, put on a tape, or play the radio and dance to the music-anything that feels good to you. If you have a health problem that may restrict your ability to exercise, check with your doctor before beginning or changing your exercise habits.
  1. Do personal hygiene tasks that make you feel better about yourself-things like taking a regular shower or bath, washing and styling your hair, trimming your nails, brushing and flossing your teeth.
  2. Have a physical examination every year to make sure you are in good health.
  3. Plan fun activities for yourself. Learn new things every day.
  • Take time to do things you enjoy. You may be so busy, or feel so badly about yourself, that you spend little or no time doing things you enjoy-things like playing a musical instrument, doing a craft project, flying a kite, or going fishing. Make a list of things you enjoy doing. Then do something from that list every day. Add to the list anything new that you discover you enjoy doing.
  • Get something done that you have been putting off. Clean out that drawer. Wash that window. Write that letter. Pay that bill.
  • Do things that make use of your own special talents and abilities. For instance, if you are good with your hands, then make things for yourself, family, and friends. If you like animals, consider having a pet or at least playing with friends' pets.
  • Dress in clothes that make you feel good about yourself. If you have little money to spend on new clothes, check out thrift stores in your area.
  • Give yourself rewards you are a great person. Listen to a CD or tape.
  • Spend time with people who make you feel good about yoursel people who treat you well. Avoid people who treat you badly.
  • Make your living space a place that honors the person you are. Whether you live in a single room, a small apartment, or a large home, make that space comfortable and attractive for you. If you share your living space with others, have some space that is just for you-a place where you can keep your things and know that they will not be disturbed and that you can decorate any way you choose.
  • Display items that you find attractive or that remind you of your achievements or of special times or people in your life. If cost is a factor, use your creativity to think of inexpensive or free ways that you can add to the comfort and enjoyment of your space.
  • Make your meals a special time. Turn off the television, radio, and stereo. Set the table, even if you are eating alone. Light a candle or put some flowers or an attractive object in the center of the table. Arrange your food in an attractive way on your plate. If you eat with others, encourage discussion of pleasant topics. Avoid discussing difficult issues at meals.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to learn something new or improve your skills. Take a class or go to a seminar. Many adult education programs are free or very inexpensive. For those that are more costly, ask about a possible scholarship or fee reduction.
  • Begin doing those things that you know will make you feel better about yourself like going on a diet, beginning an exercise program or keeping your living space clean.
  • Do something nice for another person. Smile at someone who looks sad. Say a few kind words to the check-out cashier. Help your spouse with an unpleasant chore. Take a meal to a friend who is sick. Send a card to an acquaintance. Volunteer for a worthy organization.
  • Make it a point to treat yourself well every day. Before you go to bed each night, write about how you treated yourself well during the day.
You may be doing some of these things now. There will be others you need to work on. You will find that you will continue to learn new and better ways to take care of yourself. As you incorporate these changes into your life, your self esteem will continue to improve. You should now have some new sobriey tools in your arsenal.