In every corner of the internet, you will find people with strong opinions, especially ones on how people should and should not look. There is no more of a heated debate than the one over the value of plastic surgery. People against our profession often say that men and women should love themselves as they are. However, the plastic surgery industry isn’t about hating yourself. We want every patient who walks into our office to love themselves. However, many of these people want to love the best version of themselves.
Deciding to undergo a plastic surgery procedure isn’t a decision made lightly. There is usually a long, emotional journey that patients go through before they sit in our office. They have a vision for themselves and simply need our help to achieve it.
After Weight Loss
Numerous people who opt for plastic surgery are trying to reverse the lasting effects of an unhealthy lifestyle. Losing even a small amount of weight can be difficult. Men and women who lose massive amounts of weight undergo one of the most emotionally grueling processes, voluntarily. Therefore, when you get to the end of your journey, excess fat, sagging skin, or deflated breasts can keep you from having your dream body. You may have lost the weight but on some level feel cheated out of what many magazine and Instagram gurus promised you.
That’s where plastic surgery comes in. We don’t want to change you. We just want to reveal that amazing new body you’ve worked so hard to achieve. People who’ve lost a significant amount of weight commonly undergo one or often several of the following procedures:
- Tummy tuck
- Body contouring
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Buttock augmentation
- Male breast reduction
Breast Reduction Patients
Some women don’t intend to seek out plastic surgery, but their overly large breasts impair their quality of life. The weight of enlarged breasts can cause chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain as well as painful chafing. Women with overly large breasts also tend to attract unwanted attention. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue to allow these women to have breasts that are more proportionate to their body and improve their quality of life.
This final reason people choose plastic surgery is probably the most controversial. However, the journey is still the same as any of our other patients. People who are unhappy with a specific aspect of their bodies have likely faced teasing, ridicule, or rejection because of it. People just want to be the best version of themselves, and we can often help them feel that way.
Patients we see for rhinoplasty often have similar stories of being teased as young children because of the size and shape of their nose. They want to restore a balanced facial appearance. The same is said for many women looking to have a breast augmentation; they feel that their smaller breasts cause their physique to appear disproportionate.
Contrary to common misconception, people who choose to undergo plastic surgery aren’t looking to dramatically alter their appearance; they only wish to restore balance and harmony to the way the look. Everyone is entitled to be the best version of themselves, and they get to choose what that version looks like.
If you are considering breast, face, or body plastic surgery, schedule your consultation at The Coleman Center today. Call us at (212) 571-5200 or contact us online.