Changing The Stigma Of Breast Augmentations and Tummy Tucks

By Constance M. Barone, M.D. on October 24, 2019

In the past decade, options for safe, efficient, and natural looking plastic surgeries, such as breast augmentation, have expanded. In many circles, plastic surgery is no longer viewed as a vanity, but rather one step to take on the path toward becoming the person you want to be. But, even though the stigma against plastic surgery is changing, there is more work to be done. When women seek out cosmetic procedures, what can we do to support their decision? And how can we rid our own minds of prejudice, and respect others decisions?

 



Changing Society’s View Of Plastic Surgery


A societal shift must begin with individuals changing their perspective. When it comes to plastic surgery, we must all do our part to end the stigma. Our culture makes a big deal of staying true to yourself, but how far does that thought extend? Does staying true to yourself mean never changing your appearance? Or does it mean working hard to look on the outside the way you feel inside? When we give each woman her own space to decide what is beautiful, there will be some who decide they don’t want surgery, but just as many who will use surgery as a way to improve their lives. Procedures like tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, and breast lift can release anxiety and replace it with confidence. Studies show that when women seek out plastic surgery with realistic expectations they are satisfied with their results, and increase their confidence. We must stop telling women who undergo cosmetic procedures that they are being vain, and start respecting their personal choice.



Shifting Your Own Perspective


What can you change about your own perspective when it comes to plastic surgery? Just as you respect the personal choices of your friends and family, make sure you extend the same respect to yourself. Plastic surgery is not a way to solve all your life problems, or change you into someone else. Rather, it should be used to enhance your natural beauty and release you from anxieties about your appearance. 

Allow yourself the freedom to change what you have control over. Know that sometimes being true to yourself means changing the things you don’t like and moving forward with your life. Trust your own decision making, and release yourself from your own internal prejudices about plastic surgery.



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To discuss your options for aesthetic enhancement, make an appointment with Dr. Barone. Dr. Barone will provide the information you need to make an educated choice about your body and your life. Schedule your appointment today by calling 210-610-8973.

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