5 Responses To Plastic Surgery Shaming

Dealing with shaming from others is, unfortunately, sometimes a result of getting plastic surgery. You are, of course, under no obligation to respond to them or engage with their trolling. However, if you do feel the need to stick up for yourself, your body, and your choices, here are some tips to help you out.

My Body, My Choices

Plastic surgery model
Much of the shaming women experience when they decide plastic surgery is right for them is because other people feel like they have some sort of say when it comes to your body. Don’t be afraid to remind them that this is your body and you can do what you want with it. Other people do not own it, nor do they have the right to make comments about it.

I’m Not Doing This For Anyone But Myself

I love myself
Some folks may comment that the choice to get plastic surgery must “be for a man” or something along those lines. For this sort of shaming, feel free to tell them, as in point one, that this is for yourself alone. The choice is not to please a man or make anyone like you, it’s because you decided it’s what’s best for your own body.

This Was Not An Impulse Buy

Glasses resting on old book
As you are likely well aware, the choice to get plastic surgery involves plenty of research and long days spent thinking about what is right for you. It’s not like rushing into Target and going on a shopping spree. Anyone who feels like shaming you with the phrase "you’re just doing it without thinking about it” clearly has not done their own research into how plastic surgery works and the process of deciding on doctors, procedures, risks, and rewards.

Yes, I Considered This Important Enough To Save Up For

Money saved up for plastic surgery
Sometimes people may disguise their shaming with phrases along the lines of “well how could you afford that!?” or “aren’t there better things to spend your hard-earned money on?” This might be a perfect time to ask such people if they’ve ever saved up for anything they considered important, like a new car or a fancy tech gadget. If something is important to you, it’s perfectly reasonable to find ways to pay for it.

This Body Is Just As “Real” As Any Other

Authenticity road sign
People have a bad habit of shaming plastic surgery by calling it “fake” and anything else “real.” But that means everything from pushup bras, makeup, and hair curlers to tanning and Spanx can also be called “fake.” This is an arbitrary line to draw. Rather, you body is still as “real” as you say it is, and it is your choice how to frame whatever you decide to do with it.

Local Moms Tried These 3 “Butt Lift” Products. Did They Work?

Bigger butts are big news these days. Because of this, along with legitimate options like Brazilian butt lifts, a whole host of off-the-shelf “quick fixes” have popped up to meet demand. Here are some thoughts on three of these products from three local moms.

“Wedgie Fit” Jeans

Wedgie Fit Jeans
Gloria H. “‘Wedgie’ indeed! I felt like they were riding up all day. Not cool. Plus I really don’t want to answer ‘wedgie’ if a girlfriend asks me what kind of jeans I’ve got on.”

Debra R.: “I felt like I was just wearing high-waisted jeans, not that my butt looked any better. And what’s with the rolled up cuffs? It just feels like I am covering up for the fact that I bought too-short jeans.”

Gayle M. “For supposedly accentuating a nice butt, I feel like they still can't figure out how to make them so they fit the waist and the hips correctly. Fail.”

Padded Panties

Padded Panties
Gloria H. “Literally like I just strapped two pillows to my butt and called it a day. Not natural looking.”

Debra R. “These are like SUPER uncomfortable to sit on. I thought having some extra padding in my undies would be comfy, but it’s weirdly not.”

Gayle M. “These feel oddly like a medical device. Like I broke my tailbone so my doctor was like ‘wear these for 2 weeks and sorry you will look and feel ridiculous.’”

Butt Lift In A Box

Butt Lift In A Box
Gloria H. “I swear late night infomercials used to peddle this stuff for your boobs back in the day. Obviously it did not work then and didn’t work now.”

Debra R. “I skipped this one. I have allergy-prone skin and I am not taking chances on that.”

Gayle M. “Seriously? Just call it snake oil. At least it’d be more honest that way.”

While all these products promise a bigger butt, the only way to ensure natural results that last a lifetime is with a consultation from Dr. Vennemeyer. Call us today for an appointment, and skip the mystery creams and weird jeans.

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