1/09/2018

The Stigma Of Cosmetic Surgery. Would You Go Under The Knife?


I think that surgery, both cosmetic and plastic can drastically change a persons life for the better. It can help with self confidence, it can correct ailments and so much more. However I think that think that there's so much stigma and conflicting views on the topic. It's often portrayed that the majority of people who consider cosmetic surgery are shallow, vain and self serving but I think that's a very ignorant opinion to have. With this in mind I decided to investigate the reasons why some people consider these procedures, and if in fact it did change their lives if they went ahead with the surgery. 


I had rhinoplasty when I was 24. I had a big bump on the bridge of my nose and it made me feel incredibly ugly and self-conscious. Having the bump removed has made such a huge difference to my self confidence. I still have quite a big nose but at least it's a better shape! I'm too squeamish for other types of cosmetic surgery, but I have no regrets at all about having my nose done. 

I was booked into having my boobs done in 2013 but had to pull out as I became pregnant. I am still wanting to have my boobs done but now it's finding the right time and the funds to do it. My reasons are due to having PCOS and them not developing properly. 

I had a breast lift when I was at Uni. Before they made me so unhappy and I became depressed whenever I looked at clothes. It's pretty major surgery, but I felt so much more confident with my body (when dressed) throughout my twenties. 

I had my lips done in November and love them, so much so I think I might get them a little bigger. I've always had a fascination with Angelina Jolie so think it was this that made me want it done plus I feel a whole lot more confident since having them done.

Christy from Welsh Mum.
I had a consultation for breast implants when I was younger (I'm a B cup and wanted to go up to a C). I ultimately decided not to go ahead because of the risks and side-effects and the problems that can occur over time. This was before I met my husband, and he has helped with my self-esteem a lot. I'd still hoped that motherhood would help out naturally there but no such luck!

Laura from Five Little Doves.
I would love to have a nose job to fix the bump where I broke it, it really affects my confidence. That said, I would never go through with it as, as a parent, I would hate to take the risk of undergoing surgery for something that was purely cosmetic.

Fran from Back With A Bump.
I've had 3 breast augmentations and finally happy with them. I originally had implants in 2005 to boost my confidence and have since had two replacements as had the dreaded PIP implants. I am finally as happy as I ever will be!

Hayley from I Am River.

I always said i have my boobs done when I finished breastfeeding and whatever else in the future. Then my son was born with Down syndrome and my whole outlook changed. I don't see how I can teach him to accept himself and love his differences if I can't accept my own flaws. I'll be remaining saggy I'm afraid.

So there you have it, the reasons and opinions of a few fellow bloggers, some of whom have had surgery and others who have considered it. There's so many different procedures and surgeries out there and plastic surgery Toronto offer an array of different services on their website. Have you ever considered cosmetic surgery or would you go under the knife?


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18 comments:

  1. Thank you for including me Hun. It’s so good to read about reasons why and why not others want work done.

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  2. Some years ago I had veneers applied to two front teeth. I was in need of new dentures at the time ( having lost a front tooth due to infection, when in my late teens). Unfortunately a sweet tooth, and possibly culture of dental care of the time, etc. I had had some extractions, and many fillings. Due to being a lover of tea, teeth had some staining, mainly at joins / meetings of tooth and filling.

    On discussion with my new Dentist, I considered options and went for new dentures ( a few teeth on a partial plate, made of metal) and two veneers for some front teeth. I was in employment, and Dentist allowed me to pay my bill in instalments. Cosmetic :- Was really reason for my choices. Yet surely I neede to be practical / sensible, forward thinking and considerate. As my employment meant me working closely and frequently with the general public. New dentures I found were more comfortable, practical and I expect healthy. As no longer was food particles able to get caught under partial plate ( with plastic plate, foodstuff could get under plate, whereas metal :- little of it, more secure fit, etc). So as well as probably looking better, I felt better, improved quality of life.

    Maybe there are benefits to Cosmetic treatments, as well as costs. Opportunities vary. For any that require an anaesthetic, that needs to be taken account of. As there can be risks. Health and Wellbeing can be Important parts of life. Though we need to consider the big picture :- Pros, cons, risks, benefits, how it may impact on self as well as others, etc, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  3. I say I wouldn't have surgery but it's more the cost, if money was no object I would have my teeth done, I'd also have a boob job, not massive ridiculous boobs but after breast feeding and three children they sag and are covered in stretch marks, I won't get intimate with my partner who I've been with for over 8 years unless the lights are off as I hate my body xxx

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  4. Thanks lots to read about there for & against

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  5. I think it’s fine as long as you know where to draw the line. Everyone has imperfections but drastically trying to change the whole of yourself is too much. My number one thing I’d have done is my teeth if I ever had the money to afford it.

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  6. Seems that there is a need for more laws and regulations in regards to cosmetic surgery. As we do come across stories of individuals who have had negative experience.

    Michael Jackson had lots of cosmetic procedures. He looked great as a youngster. His looks were damaged following the many cosmetic procedures. Whether Celebrity or not :- No one should be allowed to have totally unnecessary procedures. As there are always a degree of risk. Whilst no one should be making an income from doing totally unnecessary procedures. Seems like Michael Jackson was abused, as he was left looking worse. Somehow these types of situations need to be avoided. People need to be Protected, even if that is Protected from their own Self Destruction :- Surely!

    Some cosmetic procedures can have positive outcomes. There is a need for there to be ease of access to Effective, Efficient, Trustworthy, Reliable Practitioners, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. I can understand that some people would benefit from it, but I think they should think very carefully before undergoing such a procedure, it's certainly not for me.

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  8. I'd definitely consider it once I've lost some weight & feel good about myself again, a boob uplift would give me confidence in a bikini again as I breastfed both our boys & am conscious they are not as they were before

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  9. What concerns me is that some Cosmetic Clinics, Cosmetic Surgeons advertise, promote themselves :- Seeking Business, and income. Clients need to be able to access accurate relevant information :- Health, Safety, Good Practice, Good Outcome, etc, etc. Often we would ask for referral by a trustworthy professional, friend, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  10. Cosmetic surgery :- Surgery is serious, and should be treated as such. Health and Wellbeing is important. We should be able to access Safe, Appropriate Health Care, and that includes Cosmetic Surgery.

    Businesses aim to make money / profit. That should never be through any detrimental impact on individuals or groups, etc. People need to be Protected. There are risks with procedures, though these should always be kept to a minimum. Those harming people through being untrained, not using proper equipment, not using sterile equipment, technique, etc :- Need to be prevented from injuring, harming, hurting whether physical, emotional,etc.

    We see the results of botched cosmetic surgery via the media.

    Rachel Craig

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  11. In regards to Cosmetic Surgery, it would seem that there is a need for more openness, honesty and transparency. As surely there should be laws and regulations in order to Protect the Public. Such as a need for ease of access to reputable, trustworthy services, surgeons, etc. Openness in regards to any costs, statistics regarding outcomes, etc, etc. Transparency in :- Accurate information being available via the Internet, leaflets, booklets, etc. Therefore potential clients can have information when suits them, peruse the information at their own pace, and at their leisure :- No pressure in regards timescale in order to get a good deal in regards to pricing, etc. No Scams, etc, etc.

    Rachel Craig

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  12. I would love to for my own personal reasons if I had the money but I would also worry about complications so I don't know that it will ever happen

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  13. Gradual sunrise and sunset from 15 to 90 mins. Variable light intensity for a gentle or bright sunrise. Both would be a gentle way to wake up. This insomniac needs all the help they can to reset my sleep patterns.

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  14. I have had a rhinoplasty on my nose as I wasn't happy with a bit on my nose. I have no regrets. I had been in a bad relationship before that and it was a way of making me feel better about myself. That was 10 years ago. I dont think I would have any more surgery as I worry too much now I have children just in case something went wrong!

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  15. I can recall some years ago :- A colleague had some cosmetic surgery done on her nose. None of us at work could see any difference. We had been told it was a small bump on the nose which was removed, and at the financial expense of the colleague's Dad.

    Rachel Craig

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