Why Criticizing People Who’ve “Had Work Done” Is Outdated

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In this day and age—and particularly here in New York City—many people are focused on healthy living. From eating nutritiously to exercising regularly to simply paying more attention to how everyday decisions affect overall wellness, both men and women are making great efforts to change their lifestyles for the better. With this trend towards optimizing one’s health, a greater desire to enhance one’s appearance has also emerged in recent years. The connection? People want to look as good as they feel.

Fortunately, this rise in health-consciousness and aesthetic enhancement has led to a dramatic decline of the stigma that long plagued plastic surgery. Instead of being viewed as “vain,” “superficial,” or even “fake,” plastic surgery is now often looked upon as an excellent way to restore and/or accentuate beauty as an adjunct to an individual’s wellness and self-betterment goals. In fact, the number of cosmetic procedures performed every year is continuing to grow, which is a clear sign that people are no longer seeing plastic surgery as something to be ashamed of, but rather as something that can create a positive impact on both a physical and emotional level. For many, it has become a key component of looking and feeling one’s best, and the world has taken notice.

If you are interested in plastic surgery but are worried what others may think, we encourage you to reach out to people who were once in your shoes and made the decision to move forward with treatment. While there are certainly some individuals who still hold onto past beliefs about cosmetic enhancement, you’ll likely find there are many more who see it for what it really is—an incredibly rewarding experience.

It’s no longer about “having work done;” it’s about improving your overall well-being.