Plastic surgery has always fascinated me. While I don’t enjoy watching the actual procedures happen (if you’ve ever watched someone’s nose get broken during rhinoplasty, you’d agree with me), I think the stories behind them are so interesting.
I’ve watched my fair share of True Life, Extreme Makeover, and Real Housewives, so I think I have a pretty good grasp of the world of plastic surgery- or at least how it is portrayed on television. I’ve seen celebrities take the Botox a little too far and witnessed a girl I went to college with transform herself one summer with a little nip and tuck.
All of these experiences just made me more interested in the topic, so here are some of my thoughts on plastic surgery.
Why are Some People So Against It?
When I mention about how after my student loans are paid off (which will probably be in 20 years), I would seriously consider getting a nose job, my friends and boyfriend gawk at me with disgust. “You don’t need a nose job, your nose is fine”, “You’d be crazy to do that”, “That’s such a waste of money”. However, I bet every single one of these people who tells me how stupid I am for wanting it would get something about their appearance changed if offered the opportunity. Certain aspects of our appearances can be changed or altered without surgery- such as losing weight with diet and exercise, wearing makeup to accentuate our best features and try to hide our bad ones, and wearing flattering clothing for our body shape. But something like the shape of our nose can’t be changed without something like surgery. Yes, I realize my nose makes me “me”, and if I changed it I would look completely different. From time to time it’s something I contemplate and wonder about.
Plastic Surgery Doesn’t Mean You’re Shallow
I’m proud to say that I’m not a very shallow person- I’m friends with plenty of ugly people (that was supposed to be a joke). But seriously- not every woman who gets breast implants is an attention whore who wants to pose for playboy. Not every man who gets liposuction to reduce their tummy is a vain and lazy person. Plastic surgery is a way to alter your appearance- just like dying your hair, wearing makeup, and even dressing a certain way. Yes, surgery is a more permanent way of doing this, but the concept remains the same.
If it Makes You Happy, It Can’t Be That Bad
If getting plastic surgery makes you feel better about yourself (and we all can agree that looking your best on the outside makes you feel better on the inside), then who is anyone to tell you otherwise? People who love you should support whatever makes you happy. I understand if your family or friends may worry about the complications and risks involved with the surgery, but that is another story. If someone is unsupportive and rude towards you about it, then they may just be insecure or jealous. At the end of the day, it’s your body and yours only.
Why Do People Try to Hide Their Plastic Surgery?
Do they honestly think not posting photos of yourself for the month when you are recovering and avoiding all social situations is going to NOT look sketchy? And what about when you come back a month later with lips twice the size of your old ones? Do you think that we aren’t going to notice? If you’re going to get surgery, at least own up to it and don’t try to pull it off as “Oh its natural, its just weight gain or loss” like the celebrities do. Come on J Wow.
What are your thoughts on plastic surgery? Do you think the celebrity obsession with it is getting out of hand? Would you ever get it yourself?