Are We Done Shaming People For Having “Work Done” Yet?

June 30, 2021 Tags:

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According to one study, the plastic surgery industry is projected to be worth 43.9 billion dollars by 2025. As beauty trends shift, it creates a ripple effect in medical aesthetics. Lifted eyes, smoothed foreheads, and filled lips are commonly requested and usually only require a needle instead of a knife to achieve. Considering the popularity of such procedures, why are people who elect to get plastic surgery and aesthetic treatments still being shamed?

Even with the growing popularity of cosmetic procedures, the stigma surrounding them and those who choose to get them has not changed. Tabloids and “gotcha” media outlets target celebrities with before-and-after photos, attempting to “out” someone for having work done. This effectively shames the celebrity and anyone else who may choose to undergo the same type of treatment. But why? 

Everyone has a different life experience and may seek out plastic surgery to boost self-confidence and feel more comfortable in their skin, or simply for a new and rejuvenated look. Patients’ reasons are personal and valid. It’s time to lift the stigmas that accompany them. 

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