Why We Need to Stop Shaming People Who Get Cosmetic Surgery
We’re taught to think about cosmetic surgery as something that unrecognizably changes one’s appearance. While it oftentimes creates a small change that other people might not even notice, it can completely change a person’s life around. The reasons for getting plastic surgery usually lie way deeper than the simple will of being accepted by others. And all of these reasons deserve to be respected.
Bright Side tirelessly strives to understand people’s actions better without prejudice. This time, we feel the urge to discuss with you the delicate topic of cosmetic surgery and the surprising reasons behind it.
Everyone deserves the right to gain self-confidence.
Sometimes flaws in one’s body can damage their self-esteem and create complexes. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel good while gazing in the mirror. In many cases, it’s not other people’s acceptance that they’re trying to achieve, but rather, a feeling of deep self-love that they want to develop. In the end, many people agree that getting cosmetic surgery had a positive psychological effect on them.
It can drastically improve mental health.
The way we feel about ourselves also influences the way we interact with our inner world. Oftentimes, those who are unsatisfied with their looks can develop anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. Cosmetic surgery helps them fight these problems and overcome them. If someone wants to have greater control over their life, then this is admirable!
It’s sometimes necessary due to health issues.
It’s not always about looks. For example, rhinoplasty can improve breathing, and reducing breast size can remove pain in the neck, shoulders, and spine. Fat removal can help in lowering triglyceride levels (the main constituents of body fat). Eyelid surgery can fix droopy eyelids. Surprisingly, even Botox can be beneficial to one’s health: it can help to treat excessive sweating and migraines.
It keeps people motivated for self-improvement.
Cosmetic procedures like liposuction can not only enhance one’s looks. By achieving a good result after the liposuction, people can stay motivated and adopt better habits and adopt healthier lifestyles in order to maintain it. For some, it can be a great boost to change the way they live in general, even if before they struggled for some reason.
It can help to build their career.
Fixing a couple of flaws can make one’s appearance drastically change and this won’t go unnoticed by society. Good looking people can attract more professional opportunities for themselves, as sometimes employers tend to hire better-looking people. So there is a chance that a small cosmetic surgery can somehow influence finding a new, better job or getting a long-awaited promotion.
Bonus: Happy Reddit users are sharing results that changed their lives.
“Before and 12 weeks after my chin liposuction”
“Before and after my jaw, mouth, chin and nose cosmetic surgeries, one year apart”
The difference a jaw surgery and a nose job can make!
2017 vs 2020
What are your thoughts about cosmetic surgery? Have you ever gone under the knife or plan to change something about your body? Let’s share our thoughts in the comment section!