Accused of Having Plastic Surgery!

Accused of Having Plastic Surgery!

Understanding The Lingering Controversy of Plastic Surgery

Maybe you’ve seen this type of headline: “Carrie Underwood accused of plastic surgery” or “Kendall Jenner accused of getting breast implants” like it’s some sort of crime. Or just this week “Selena Gomez accused of plastic surgery, sparks fresh health concerns.”  Refreshingly, there are also those who aren’t afraid to talk about it, like Kaley Cuoco of The Big Bang Theory (one of my favorite shows.) In the December 2016 issue of Women’s Health, she says “As much as you want to love your inner self … I’m sorry, you also want to look good. I don’t think you should do it for a man or anyone else, but if it makes you feel confident, that’s amazing.


It's Natural to Want to Look Your Best

I think she has it right. Wanting to look our best is a healthy motivation, and physical attractiveness has quantifiable rewards. Like it or not, we humans are hardwired to respond to beauty. (We’re born that way: a study found that infants presented with two pictures of adult faces hold their gaze longer on the more attractive face.) There’s a reason why beauty and attractiveness are synonyms; we are attracted to good looks.

So, why the secrecy?

I suppose it’s a question for psychologists and social scientists, but we are gaining ground. In their annual statistical surveys, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons report that the steady increase in the number of procedures being performed is accompanied by increasingly favorable attitudes about plastic surgery. For me, it’s a question of extremes. Obsession with appearance over hard work to nurture talent is unhealthy. So is shaming those who choose to get a little work done, as though acceptance of whatever imperfections we have been born with is inherently noble. There’s a spectrum of motivations for enhancement through surgery, and most of them are good.

In Short: Do It For You!

Kaley Cuoco makes another good point: Plastic surgery in order to please someone else is typically a bad idea. But when done for the right reasons it can foster greater self-confidence and well-being. It’s amazing to me that there is still a perception that having plastic surgery is a crime!

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