Our society has a stigma towards people who receive some form of cosmetic surgery. It is a sensitive topic to talk about with friends and family. Some people might not want to talk about their experience with others because of how much money they have spent to get work done on their body. Some people have the emotional feeling or need to fix a particular feature of their body.
People who are against Plastic Surgery make the argument that you and your body is unique and you should be and feel comfortable with the body that you have and who you are. Why change who you are because that is who you are meant to be?
People against plastic surgery even say that those who get work done are mentally ill, because they look at themselves and feel ugly on the inside and the outside. Another argument that people bring up are the horror stories where the procedure goes wrong and it ends up leaving the individual worse than what they were before. Talking about plastic surgery and going under the knife isn’t as easy as talking about the weather. People even struggle talking to friends and family about it since they don’t know how they will react or what their stance is.
We live in an age where more things have become acceptable to do and talk about publically. As someone who pays attention to the media, there used to be certain things that could not be said, shown, or talked about on air 20 years ago that are now on every channel. Fear does play a role since people can be offended by the ideas and beliefs that one person has and how they are against another.
We are taught and we learn to socially accept others for the lifestyles that they live and the choices they make.
Why does it matter if we think or act differently than someone else? It is human nature to be accepted by peers and fit in with others. We look for people who act or think like we do. We do this because we know that no matter what happens there will be someone who is there to support us.
It’s time that we break out of these social norms that we surround ourselves with. Find people who think and act differently than you do. Some of my closest friends are people who see things much differently than I do. Our lifestyles do cater us to our needs so that we act or think in a certain way.
Iggy Azalea, a rapper who has hit it big in the music industry talks about her experience in an interview with the Elle Canada magazine about her experience with having cosmetic surgery done. She says it’s time that people are more open about talking about their experience with going under the knife. Iggy Azalea is 25 years old and has had a nose job and breast augmentation. Iggy said in her interview that she had a nose job because she was hit in the face with a soccer ball when she was 16. She says her nose now looks the way it’s supposed to.
She says, “I think, in 2016, people should be more accepting of the fact that both famous and non-famous women are having cosmetic procedures. That’s just the reality. And I think more people need to admit that **** so it doesn’t have to be so taboo—because we’re all doing it anyway.”
In order to talk about cosmetic surgery, we need to have an understanding of what it is and why people do it.
Some people don’t want to get work done and that’s fine. Others want to get work done to shape their body in a way that is pleasing for them and gives them the confidence they need. Cosmetic surgeries have been around for a long time. Technique and procedures will continue to advance and hopefully while these advancements take place, everyone’s perception of what plastic surgery is can change so it can become a topic that is talked about more amongst people.
Read Iggy Azalea’s interview here with Elle Canada Magazine.