Plastic Surgery gaining unnecessary bad reputation, according to American Plastic Surgeons
The term “plastic surgery” tends to carry a lot of stigma attached to it, due to bad publicity from the media, and the fact that people say it’s only done as a vanity project.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 20 million plastic surgery procedures were done in 2014 to either restore normal function or to alter appearances for other reasons.
For example, breast reductions for women who are suffering from adverse symptoms due to heavy breasts, and scar revision are procedures that are done in order to change a person’s life, and not just because they wanted it done.
Many other forms of cosmetic surgery are done to make a significant difference in a person’s life. For example, a tummy tuck after significant weight loss can really change how a person feels about themselves.
The same can be said about a breast augmentation, which could be used to correct a potential imbalance between breasts. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons are trying to emphasise that stigma should not be associated with surgery, and that if an individual has surgery, whether that be due to choice or not, they should be able to do so without fear of being scrutinised against.