About KulickMD: A healthy level of self-esteem is one of several factors which contribute to an emotionally satisfying life. Having pride in one's physical appearance can affect this level of self-esteem.
Sometimes, individuals may have cosmetic physical problems that cause great personal concern. There may even be a disparity between their own self-image - how they see themselves, and their body image - how other people see them. A problem that is very troublesome to a person, may seem insignificant to a friend or loved one. When such a disparity in an individual's image exists, it can often weaken that person's self-esteem, and lead to associated frustration, anxiety or depression.