My views on myself have changed since taking a job with a plastic surgeon. I love my job and it is honestly the most perfect job that I could ever have. It’s like I have finally found “my people”.
Before, I always imagined people who got plastic surgery as women with huge lips and breasts. Now, I see it so differently. There is such a taboo that comes along with plastics, yet my DM’s are filled with girls who have questions. So, here’s what working for a plastic surgeon has done for me.
First, it changed the way I look at myself. I thought I would be so much more self-conscious about my looks, but it’s the complete opposite. Not that I don’t still have things that I don’t like, but I now know that there’s a name for the things I have issues with. For example, I have hooded eyes, I hate them… I could get an upper blepharoplasty which is a quick procedure to fix that. And knowing that makes me feel so much better about it. Obviously its common if there is a whole procedure for it, and millions of other people have this issue to, so I’m definitely not odd.
I’ve learned that not liking things about my looks is completely normal, and it’s okay. It perfectly acceptable to be a little vain. I feel like we try to act like we just “don’t care”, especially as women we hide the self-consciousness because we don’t want people to look at us differently.
We post on Facebook for a recommendation for lip filler because we would like to enhance what we already have, and we are flooded with comments about how we need to think about what our children may think because our girls are impressionable. Or that we “don’t need that stuff”. That one is literally my favorite, I hear it once a week. And I’m sure that the people saying this mean well, but it comes off as condescending. People always assume if you get Botox/ Filler, lipo, hell a facelift that you will automatically look over done. So, let me say it louder for the people in the back… THAT. IS. NOT. ACCURATE. Say it with me,
IT’S. NOT. MY. DECISION. TO. MAKE.
Stop degrading people who want to change something about themselves, if it makes them feel good, what’s the harm?
Working for a plastic surgeon has done so much more for my self-confidence than any girl power book could have. It’s crazy, but I will be forever grateful for this part of my journey in life.
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