Cosmetic surgery is much more accepted today than it was in the past. Many individuals, including celebrities, are open about cosmetic surgery and about the positive way it’s changed their lives. Others don’t like to discuss it. Whether you choose to share your cosmetic surgery experience with others is entirely up to you.
Whichever approach you take, understand that you should feel proud — and never embarrassed — about the fact you’ve undergone one or more cosmetic procedures. Here’s why:
You’ve done something great for your own self-confidence
Improved self-confidence affects every aspect of your personal and professional life. It can help you make new friends, be more successful at work, and even improve your existing relationships. Conversely, feeling self-conscious about your appearance can hold you back. You may feel uncomfortable speaking in a meeting, introducing yourself to a new person, or even going to the gym. In addition, diet and exercise can’t resolve every issue, which is when plastic surgery could be your only effective solution. People who choose plastic surgery have decided not to settle for anything less than a confident, positive attitude about themselves.
You care about your own wishes more than you care about being judged
Yes, there are still people out there who think having plastic surgery means you’re “vain,” even in this day and age when millions of people have had cosmetic procedures. Rather than worry about what one naysayer might think, you’ve decided to address a feature that was bothering you. You’re being true to yourself without wasting time on negative or judgmental opinions (many of which could stem from jealousy to begin with!). Not to mention, there’s nothing wrong with being a little vain. It says you care about your appearance, and that’s a healthy part of your identity as a person.
You took the opportunity to change the results of genetics or aging
Many people wake up in the morning and don’t like what they see in the mirror. This can certainly set a bad tone for your day -- and over time, your life. Whether it’s a feature you were born with that you dislike, or something that happened as a result of aging, pregnancy, or weight loss, you took action to change it with cosmetic surgery. This means you can wake up feeling better about yourself, and ready to face each day.
If you’re considering cosmetic surgery, think about how the procedure will make you feel, and what it can do for you. Talk with a qualified plastic surgeon who can give you realistic expectations and the information you need to make a decision.
To learn more about the variety of breast, body, and facial surgeries we offer, request a consultation with the one of the skilled surgeons at Monarch Plastic Surgery!