Is There Still a Stigma Against Plastic Surgery?

By September 8, 2021News

The days of hiding plastic surgery are long gone! The popularity of plastic surgery in mainstream media has taken the once private and tabooed discussions from behind closed doors straight to the palm of your hands on a smart phone through social media and other outlets.

The stigma against plastic surgery came from the sentiment that it is unnecessary and those that receive it are ‘vain’, and admitting to plastic surgery would only be secretly whispered amongst your closest friends. In addition, this stigma also has to do with the fact that there are unqualified surgeons that offer discount rates and quick recovery times, this devalues the process, procedure, and recovery.

The truth is plastic surgery is all about improving body positivity and has a wide spectrum from reconstructive to cosmetic surgeries. However, the distinction between the two branches of plastic surgery is blurred. For example, a young woman may be born with tuberous breast deformity, which results in an unusual tubular breast appearance, making it difficult to wear swimming costumes and clothing. This problem usually requires breast implants and breast surgery for both comfort and confidence. Is it cosmetic surgery if the process makes the patient feel normal and whole?

A significant part of plastic surgery is not just what one sees, but how a person feels. The way people feel about their looks is important, as it plays a major role in how we present ourselves and interact with others. Complexes and insecurities relating to appearance may hinder us in ways in which we sometimes neglect to recognise. So, while it may be taboo to consider plastic surgery in some communities, it is important to remember that it is not only healthy, but important to remind all men and women that is it okay to want to enhance something about yourself.

The philosophy of Southern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is to treat patients with the highest respect and sensitivity in their lead up to and recovery from surgery. Plastic surgery should not be trivialised, as it still has its risks. It is always important to consult a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to ensure that the benefits outweigh the risks.

Plastic surgery is a broad specialty that focuses on using the finest surgical techniques to restore and enhance the face and body. For more information regarding plastic surgery, contact Southern Aesthetics, plastic surgeon The Shire locals can trust, on 02 9186 8105.

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