5 Responses To Plastic Surgery Shaming

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

My Body, My Choices
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’m Not Doing This For Anyone But 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

This Was Not An Impulse Buy
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

I Considered This Important Enough To Save Up For
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

This Body Is Just As “Real” As Any Other
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.

The Dirty Little Secret About Bra Cup Sizes and Breast Augmentation

The Dirty Little Secret About Bra Cup Sizes and Breast Augmentation

The Dirty Little Secret About Bra Cup Sizes and Breast AugmentationBra cup sizing was introduced in 1932 by the S. H. Camp company. They did not refer to the size of breasts at that time, but how pendulous they were. In 1937 the Warner company introduced four cup sizes, A, B, C, and D and these represented four sizes of breasts. A few more sizes have been introduced since then, but the basic idea has not changed all that much.

The idea behind lettered bra cup sizes is mostly unchanged. To begin, measure over top the breasts and just under the breasts. The underneath measurement is the bra band size, and the over top subtracted from the band is the bra cup size. A one inch difference between these is an A cup, two inches is a B, three inches is a C, a four inch difference is a D. That’s where we get into to trouble. First of all, standardization really only agrees on these four sizes, after that it gets far more loosely defined, and it varies by country. Secondly, even within these sizes, these letters and numbers don’t tell the whole story.

Where It All Goes Wrong

When they come in for breast augmentation, many women tell their plastic surgeon that they would like a “full C cup.” Ostensibly, this is simple enough. That would be a three inch difference between her band size and the final, augmented measurement over the breast.

But this is not always so clear cut. To begin with, bra sizes do not so much represent the size of breasts as the size of a bra. That is to say, they are for fitting undergarments, not for accurately representing the body. Secondly, many people have a misleading idea of what bra cup sizes mean, because many wear the wrong size bra to begin with. Third, it is often difficult to sum up the variety of factors that breast augmentation entails, like implant volume, shape, placement, projection, and more, with a single letter representation.

What To Tell Your Plastic Surgeon

Breast size is a more than a letter-and-number combination for fitting a bra, and working with your plastic surgeon, you’ll go over a variety of factors that influence the final shape and size that will work with your goals and what your body can handle. You’ll discuss implant volume, shape, and placement, along with aesthetics. You may try on various sizers and outfits to see just how variable breasts can be. Instead of relying on cup size, research and think about what will work best for you, and always remember to talk with your surgeon.

4 Myths About Plastic Surgery and 3 Benefits You Won’t Believe

4 Myths About Plastic Surgery and 3 Benefits You Won't BelievePlastic surgery pops up in our lives quite often. From celebrities getting work done to your friend’s new nose, we all carry some idea of what it is and why people do it. And many of those ideas are wrong. Plastic surgery is one of medicine’s more mythologized practices, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

Myth 1: Only Vain, Impulsive People Get Plastic Surgery

This myth is entrenched into the traditional idea of plastic surgery. After all, the stigma is who else but the vainest, most vapid person would get plastic surgery? But this is far from reality. The majority of individuals that elect to get plastic surgery are quite aware of the balance between body and mind.

It’s not as if one day you notice your eyebrows are droopy, so you call the surgeon and schedule a facelift. Plastic surgery starts with research, often long hours of it. Then there are plenty of consultations with doctors to find out if plastic surgery is the right choice. This can actually weed out the most impulsive, vain folks and leaves the majority of patients with realistic expectations of what they’re getting into.

Myth 2: Plastic Surgery Means You Don’t Love Your Body

It’s true, we live in a society that places a high value on looks. And of course, we should all take care of the body we’re in. For some people, loving their body means making it line up with how they see themselves on the inside. A majority of those that get plastic surgery do not see the body as something to be punished. Rather, they love their body enough to realize how best to balance body and mind.

The idea, then, is to line up the mind and body. This too is a form of love. Finding it after research and introspection that lead to surgery is just as valid a path as any other.

Myth 3: Only Super Rich People Get Work Done

While it is true that plastic surgery is not cheap, if only celebrities and millionaires were getting work done, the industry wouldn’t be as thriving and nuanced as it is today. The truth is, plenty of everyday people elect to get plastic surgery. As mentioned above, they think about it and do their research, know themselves enough to know what to change, and have realistic ideas of what the work entails.

For some folks, saving up for a breast augmentation or tummy tuck is just as rewarding as saving up for a new car. Moreover, they get to experience a body that makes them much more confident each day. A wise investment indeed.

Myth 4: Any Doctor Will Do

There are many kinds of plastic surgeons. Some only work on reconstruction, others cosmetic. As mentioned, doing thorough research is required. Reading reviews, watching testimonials, and looking at before and after pictures to get an idea of the process are all good ideas. Remember, you shouldn't just call the first surgeon you see and go under the knife.

Benefit 1: It’s Proven You’ll Feel Better

A study by the University of Florida found that women who elect to get breast augmentation feel measurably better about themselves and their sexuality. Rather than being driven by vanity, they find satisfaction in the work done.

This also notes the importance of women’s health and sexuality. While much research has focused on men’s feelings in these areas, women are just as likely to deal with issues and need recourse. Feeling better after plastic surgery, then, can be part of an overall wellness strategy.

Benefit 2: Once Lipo Removes Fat Cells, They’re Gone for Good

We’re all born with all the fat cells we’ll ever have. But they can grow and shrink over time depending on diet and exercise. Liposuction actually removes them forever. So, no, they can’t “come back elsewhere." In fact, they’ll be gone for good! This may reduce risks of high blood pressure and heart conditions. Some people also find it easier to keep weight off after the procedure, as their new figure may inspire healthier choices.

Benefit 3: Your Quality of Life Improves

Not only do you look and feel better, but your life may actually improve, too. That new found feeling of confidence may inspire you to ask for a raise, pursue a new career, or dive back into the dating pool. Many unexpected results could occur. You may find your new positivity leads to better social gatherings or stronger friendships. While you’ll look better, it’s also because you’re feeling better and more confident that ultimately will lead to even greater benefits.

Think You Can Spot Plastic Surgery? Think Again!

Plastic surgery is totally obvious, right? At least, that's the gist to get from folks that claim they totally know who got what done. But is it really that easy to spot? If, after all, breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery, it must be easy to spot. Not so fast.

Take a mommy makeover, for example. Every woman looks different after she's had a baby, right? But consider this, after the baby, mom is going to bounce back. Her baby bump's going to flatten and after breastfeeding her breasts will fill out again. That's entirely natural and healthy.

And it may have come from a plastic surgeon. Often, moms find that to get their natural, pre-baby figure back, augmentation is the way to go. The breasts end up looking just like they did, and any outside observer is none the wiser.

Mommy Makeover Spot Plastic Surgery

The same goes for the tummy. Of course, after the baby, mom's going to hit the gym. And she may call up the plastic surgeon, too. After a few weeks of shedding post-baby weight, she'll be back to her shapely self, and you'll think it was all long hours in the gym. But, a tummy tuck and liposuction go a long way to getting a flatter, more natural post-baby belly.

Sometimes, diastasis can cause the muscles in the stomach to spread apart. Many moms find that a tummy tuck and a little lipo tighten things up. They step out in a bikini again, and you just reflect on the hours of cardio it must have taken..

But you can totally spot a facelift, right? Consider this: one day, your coworker comes back from her vacation looking livelier and more awake. The time off has done her good, you realize.

Although, it's possible she's had a facelift. The popular idea of a facelift is far from reality. In fact, you may just chalk it up to improved makeup techniques and a spa day. Again, your friend looks natural, just like a better version of themselves.

Face Lift Spot Surgery

All of these procedures are designed to create natural figures. Your best friend isn't going to pop into the doctor's office one day and pop out looking like Jessica Rabbit. Instead, she'll just look like what she always saw in herself. And all you'll likely see is a happier, more confident friend.

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