When you bring up the subject of cosmetic surgery to somebody, you never really know what they're going to say. For an industry as powerful as it is, it certainly gets plenty of mixed reviews – and even people who you were sure would be in favor of it could surprise you by being against it.
There's no question as to whether or not cosmetic surgery is a personal choice, and many people forget that fact when making judgements on those who have undergone procedures. Many people who get cosmetic surgery do so because they are deeply unhappy about an aspect of their appearance and have thought long and hard about getting treatment before electing to undergo surgery. Some people do it because it is necessary to health. Yet many of these people are then judged for their choices – which is a shame, since judgement is what they wanted to escape in the first place!
There's a lot about the world of cosmetic surgery that the general public aren't generally aware of. A lot of people perceive it to be a shallow business populated by blonde and beautiful bimbos who care about little more than how they – and others – look. The truth couldn't be further from this: thousands of people who get cosmetic surgery are just everyday people who have become unhappy with their looks to such an extent that their self-confidence and sense of self-worth have diminished. We all have parts of our bodies that we don't like. For a lot of us, we can deal with it – we can ignore the less good parts enough to concentrate just on the good parts and get on with our lives without much thought. For some people, escaping the parts they don't like is impossible.
Imagine having been bullied your entire life because of the shape of your nose. It's easy to say that it doesn't matter what other people think when you're not the victim of their jibes, but we all know it'd be a different story were we in the middle of this cruel situation. You'd grow up hating your nose and, once you got old enough, if you could get cosmetic surgery to make it look better, wouldn't you? What some people don't realize is that cosmetic surgery isn't only a way to deal with the past, but a way for many people to actually leave it behind and start a fresh new chapter on their lives.
If you're anti-plastic surgery and have been so only because you think it's a shallow business, you might want to think about what you don't know about the people who undergo operations before making a judgement the next time. You could discover that you change your mind about it all together.