If you are thinking getting plastic surgery for the very first time, then chances are you have been wondering how your friends and family are going to react. It’s no secret that the general population has a pretty negative view of plastic surgery. But why is that? In many cases, cosmetic surgery can produce results that are incredibly positive. If that’s the case, then why are people so negative about it? Let’s take a look:
The Media Publicizes Negative Surgeries
The media is going to promote stories that will get the most eyeballs. It’s no secret that human beings love a trainwreck, so of course more attention is going to be devoted to the cases that have the worst outcomes. You’re going to leave a comment on a story about a celebrity who destroys their face with the help of a medical hack, not on a story where a celeb has a few unsightly moles lasered off and comes out looking way, waaay better.
People Can’t See Themselves Doing It
If someone you know gets plastic surgery, chances are you are going to spend some time imagining what it would be like to get plastic surgery yourself. Most people don't think of it as a viable or necessary option, so the stigma remains.
People Who Get Plastic Surgery Are Considered Vain
The goal of plastic surgery is to change your appearance (obviously). Considering that many times, plastic surgery is not covered by insurance, since it is an elective surgery, it is considered an unnecessary operation. To some, people who get plastic surgery don’t really need it. They’re just being overly self-conscious about their looks. In many cases though, successful plastic surgery means triumphing over a physical issue that has been causing a lot of mental anguish in the patient.
Plastic Surgery is Invasive
It’s no secret that plastic surgery means, well, surgery. In many cases it is a relatively minor procedure, but its sounds like a serious operation. This gets under the skin of many people and affects their opinion of it.
Before you judge someone for getting plastic surgery, take a minute to step back and consider their reasoning. If a person is uncomfortable with their physical appearance, it may affect their daily life negatively. If it is within their means to change it, why shouldn't they?