Perspectives on Plastic Surgery and Breast Augmentation
Plastic surgery is meant to uplift, renew, and beautify. It is intended to help men and women feel better about themselves as they seek to improve their self-confidence and change what is making them unhappy or even unhealthy. So, why is there a stigma associated with plastic surgery? If you want a tummy tuck or breast augmentation, why is plastic surgery considered taboo?
Viewpoints of Society
An article in ELLE magazine discusses this very matter. The author describes how she received a breast reduction because she “didn’t like the proportions my body took on when accompanied by my very large 34Ds.” But she soon discovered that those she told would justify her decision to undergo surgery by saying it must have been for “health reasons”.
She writes: “Sometimes I agree with them. Not because they are right, but because it’s not worth it. They’ve already decided that I have not committed the unforgivable sin of surgically altering my body for purely aesthetic reasons. That is for the vain. That is for the shallow. And I am not vain and shallow. The truth is, it was for aesthetic reasons.”
Considering Breast Augmentation?
Such backlash would naturally make a person reconsider revealing their choice to have plastic surgery. All too often, Dr. Steven Ringler finds his patients want plastic surgery, such as a breast augmentation, but are concerned about what others will think. The author further points out that society needs to “expand what it means to be beautiful without condemning such choices altogether.” The article states: “This isn’t about ‘I choose my choice’ feminism so much as it’s the idea that real liberation for women must include the possibility that not every individual decision should be weighed against what it means for the collective. Because, sometimes, a face lift really is just a face lift.”
If You Want a Tummy Tuck
Want to change the size and appearance of your chest with breast implants? Then go for it! Want to flatten your abdomen and redefine your waistline? Check out what a tummy tuck can do for you! Dr. Ringler takes the time to have open and honest conversations with his patients, ensuring they feel educated and confident in their choice to receive plastic surgery. While setting aside the opinions of others can be difficult, as the ELLE author points out, “We are more than capable of searching for internal truths with lipstick on, being feminists with face lifts, or choosing something a little fake while also being very real.”
Set up a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Ringler to discuss your goals and determine the best plastic surgery procedure to achieve the look you desire. Call 616-328-8800 today.