Body Image

Body image has become a prominent source of concern in our society. Perhaps you are considering drastic measures to improve physical aspects of your body you are not happy with. Often, people view cosmetic surgery as a solution to all their problems. From a psychological perspective, the reasons for considering appearance-altering procedures should be examined. We can assist you in exploring such issues as why you wish to change and what you can expect emotionally, during and after surgery.

When you should seek help from us?

If you have any of the following symptoms, you can contact us to get our expert advice.

  • A persistent feeling of unhappiness or low mood.

  • A sense of inadequacy and worthlessness with a loss of confidence.

  • Bad feelings, anxiety, irritability, and guilt.

  • General aches and pains, a loss of energy, and little motivation to do certain things.

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities.

  • Eating less or more – changes in appetite.

  • Sleep disturbance – i.e. early morning waking or difficulties getting off to sleep.

  • Reduction in sex drive and/or loss of interest in sex.

  • Difficulty in paying attention, loss of concentration, and/or remembering things.

  • A sense of helplessness and hopelessness about the future.

  • Having problems beings around people that lead to isolating self.

  • Thoughts of suicide and death.

  • Unhelpful, self-critical, negative, and extreme thoughts.

Pilowsky Psychology Professional Corporation

4 Beamish Drive, Toronto, ON

Telephone: 416-239-9042