Study: Facial plastic surgery doesn't make people more attractive

Do you get a refund if the product doesn’t work as desired? A new study has found that those who get aesthetic facial plastic surgery, such as brow lifts and eyelid surgery, aren’t rated as significantly more attractive after their procedures, The New York Times reports. This is the first time anybody has done a quantitative scientific study of whether people become more attractive after these facial surgeries. …

The researchers, a team of face and head surgeons in Canada and the U.S., found that on average, evaluators said the “after” photos looked three years younger than the same person’s “before” photo. The differences in perceived age ranged from four years older to nearly nine and a half years younger. On average, patients’ attractiveness scores were slightly higher, but the difference wasn’t enough to count as statistically significant.