Is There Still a Stigma About Plastic Surgery?

There was a time when plastic surgery was considered a luxury for rich people, usually women. Plastic had a stigma something sought by vain women but that has changed drastically over the years. More and more people of all lifestyles and from both genders are undergoing plastic surgery for various reasons, making it more mainstream and without the same stigma of the past.

Reasons for Plastic Surgery

Decades ago, plastic surgery was mainly for women trying to retain a youthful appearance or to enhance their bodies. Facelifts, breast enhancements and nose jobs were the main elective procedures performed. The reason, and stigma, was simple – to be more attractive. While wanting to be attractive is usually amongst the reasons anyone chooses plastic surgery, there are others. In today’s highly competitive workforce, many men and women want to retain a more youthful appearance to compete in their profession. It is not just vanity, but an investment in their career.

Beyond just wanting to look better or younger, plastic surgery can also be functional. An eyelid lift can make eyes look younger and more awake but it can also improve vision. A nose job can improve the shape of the nose and also enhance nasal breathing. A breast reduction and lift can help a women’s chest look perkier and more youthful but also reduce back strain. It is recognized that plastic surgery has more benefits than just to improve appearance.

The stigma of having “work done” has definitely changed over the years. Plus, plastic surgery techniques have improved, creating more natural results that can discretely improve a person’s appearance without looking “fake” or plastic. Plastic surgery is more accepted and considered a lifestyle choice, one that can help people feel more confident and offer other benefits to enhance their quality of life.

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Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.
2001 Peachtree Road #630
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 355-3566

Top 3 Reasons to Visit a Plastic Surgeon

You hear it all the time – it is what is in the inside that counts. Yes, who you are does not rely on your outward appearance. However, it is unrealistic to pretend that your outside appearance doesn’t matter – it does. It can affect how people perceive you and it can affect how you feel about yourself. Right or wrong, plastic surgery offers many benefits to people that want to change their outer beauty. If you are struggling with the idea of getting plastic surgery, here are three reasons to take that first step.

  1. Confidence. If you don’t feel confident, it is hard to pursue your dreams. Whether you want to feel confident when giving a presentation at work or want to be bold when you are out with friends, looking your best can help. If a large nose or a flat chest makes you feel self-conscious, it is hard to be confident in social or professional situations.
  2. Comfort. You should feel comfortable in your own skin. If you don’t like what you see when you look in the mirror, you are never comfortable being yourself. A small change can make a big difference in how comfortable you feel.
  3. Improved self-esteem. You can love yourself and have a low self-esteem when it comes to your appearance. You don’t need to have plastic surgery for anyone else – sometimes, it is just about what you need to feel good about yourself, not what others see or think.

When you feel confident and comfortable with high self-esteem, the world is your oyster. It doesn’t matter what you look like – these attributes come from within, but plastic surgery can help you achieve them.

Posted on behalf of:
Sanaz Harirchian, M.D.
9230 Katy Fwy Suite 600
Houston, TX 77055