AD | Let’s not beat around the bush, I think it’s safe to say that there’s some negative stigma around cosmetic procedures. Now, I don’t have a whole lot of personal experience with them. Actually, I don’t have any. I’ve never had anything done myself – but I certainly don’t have anything against non-surgical cosmetic procedures (or surgical ones for that matter).
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I recently watched this video from Snitchery about her filler and botox experience and she was incredibly articulate in how she spoke about it (as well as hella funny) so I’d highly recommend giving that a watch if this is something you’re interested in hearing people’s thoughts and experiences with.
As someone who talks a lot about self care and well-being, I think it’s important that I address all areas of well-being. Yes, I do a lot of Yoga, drink a lot of water and all that good stuff. But self love and self acceptance also falls under that category. And self esteem issues is something I’ve struggled with long and hard.
So for me, having a non-surgical cosmetic procedure is not something to turn my nose up at. If I had the money (and the guts) and found a reputable clinic – such as Nu You, who offer a ton of non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as fat freezing, a Brazilian bum lift (YES PLEASE), lipo and much more – then I’d be more than happy to have something done which benefited me personally.
But today I wanted to shine a light on non-surgical cosmetic procedures and talk about the positive aspects of them. In contrast to the often negative stigma we see!
You’re doing it for the right reasons
I mean, doing it for YOURSELF really is the only right reason to want or to get a non-surgical cosmetic procedure. If you’re only getting one because your boyfriend said you’d look better with it then it’s not time to find a clinic, it’s time to find a new boyfriend.
Jokes aside though, these procedures aren’t cheap and the decision isn’t to be taken lightly. So everyone should definitely assess their reasons for doing it before jumping in the deep end. And if the reason is you… then have at em.
It helps with your self esteem and self acceptance
Look, we’re not ALL going to love ourselves exactly how we are. We can promote self love and self acceptance all we like but at the end of the day, due to whatever reason, a large majority of us have areas of our bodies (and even aspects of our personalities) that we don’t like.
I could reel off 10 things I don’t like about my appearance right now but I won’t. And no matter how much people say they like those things, I don’t. It’s personal. It’s not you, it’s me. So I think anyone in that situation who has a non-surgical cosmetic procedure to improve their self esteem, hun, you rock it.
It can aim someone’s weight loss journey
I don’t condone fad diets. But I do accept that some people want to lose weight. I would like to lose a little weight. I’d like to tone up and feel fitter and healthier. That’s my personal journey – we all have one and we certainly shouldn’t judge someone else for wanting to lose a bit of weight.
And non-surgical cosmetic procedures can aid that journey for some people. Depending on the individual’s situation, diet and exercise may only do so much. So again, for the sake of someone’s self esteem and mental well-being, a non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic procedure might be a great option.
It can also help after physical trauma
A testimonial from the Nu You website is from a 36 year old woman who’s comments on the fact that she’s been having cavitation treatments after a cesarean section. Now I don’t know anything about this woman but I’ve watched enough story-time videos on YouTube to know that child birth can be traumatic. Even at the best of times.
If a non-surgical cosmetic procedure can help a woman feel herself again after a traumatic operation, then I can’t possibly think of a negative thing about it.
Usually not permanent
Unlike surgical procedures, non-surgical ones are often not permanent. According to this resource, something like Botox® can last 4 to 5 months, depending on each person’s response to the treatment. Some fillers can last up to 8 months or longer. So there is a lot of flexibility depending on the treatment you choose.
This is obviously a positive because if you’re not 100% happy with it, there’s a better outcome than say, not being happy with a tattoo that’s on your body permanently.
So whether non-surgical cosmetic procedures are something you’d consider or not, I think it’s important to educate yourself and also not judge those who do choose it. If you wouldn’t yourself. Don’t forget, we’re all on a different journey with our bodies! Have you ever had a non-surgical cosmetic procedure?
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If it makes you happy and doesn’t harm anyone else then do you! It’s your body at the end of the day!
Totally agree x
I think at the end of the day if it helps you feel more confident about yourself for whatever reason, then you should just go for it and screw what anyone else says. 🙂
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My view on cosmetic procedures has changed a lot over the past few years. I used to be all against them, now I think they’re comparable to getting your hair done. I’ve gotten fillers before, and I definitely will be getting Botox in the future.
I have watched a few vlogs and TV programmes where they chat about these type of procedures! I have thought about having one done but botox seems way too unpredictable for me! xD
If you go to a reputable place it’s a really safe procedure 😌
I totally agree for trauma victims, and I’d have no qualms correcting something that had become damaged/altered in a negative way. I disagree otherwise though – not because it’s good to feel good about yourself, because obviously it is, but more from a societal viewpoint, as I think people altering the way they look is contributing to other people’s self-esteem issues. I know that, for myself, a lot of confidence issues that I have developed have stemmed from comparing myself to people who I believed were gifted with these beautiful bodies, only to find out later that the only reason they looked better than me was pretty much because they’d paid to look that way. I’ve struggled with my lips before – they’re very thin, and everyone else just gets lip fillers to make their lips look bigger, which in turn makes my lips look even smaller and I feel even worse about myself. I get that people just want to accept themselves, but I’d always suggest self-acceptance from perspectives other than changing your body first. I’m just not sure that say, one celebrity becoming confident in their appearance is worth a trail of fans feeling like they don’t look good enough because their favourite celebrity is seemingly perfect. If that makes sense?
I see what you’re saying but IMO I don’t think it’s our job to fix other people’s self esteem problems. It’s definitely our body and our choice and if someone else isn’t okay with it, essentially it’s their problem, not ours.
I agree with so many of the points in this post and in the comment thread. I have tattoos and they make me feel so much more comfortable in my skin x
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That’s amazing. I’d love more tattoos x
I totally agree that the reason why someone wants to get something is the most important thing. And that you’re in a fairly good mental state when making the decision. Other than that, everyone should be free to make whatever decisions they want x
Totally agree. Making that sort of decision when you’re having a mental breakdown probably isn’t the best idea x
I think they are a great option. I am considering botox xx
Doing it for the right reasons is so important. Too often we change ourselves for the approval of others.
I love this post and agree with all that you say.
I think it’s a personal choice for everyone and if they do it for the right reasons for them who is anyone to judge.
Totally agree with you. If it’s a procedure that is going to make someone happy then why not?! I’ve never had anything surgical done before but if I had the money in the future and something was really bothering me, I’d consider it xx
Tiffany x http://www.foodandotherloves.co.uk
Totally agree x
I completely agree with you! I’ve not had any cosmetic procedures but that’s honestly just because I can’t afford it. If I could, I absolutely would have things done! Life is too short to spend it being miserable, and regardless of what other people think, if you can change something that will impact you in a positive way, that’s great! It’s no-one else’s decision so as long as you aren’t doing anything dangerous I say go for it.
Totally agree. As long as you’re not going down back alleys to get it done, all good!
There are a few non-surgical procedures I’d want if I had the money x
Love this! I have nothing against cosmetic procedures. Body dysphoria can impact our lives in so many different ways, so if getting a non-surgical procedure helps you feel more comfortable in your own skin, then why not?!
Absolutely! I don’t understand the stigma around it to be honest!
100% agree! We all deserve to feel comfortable in our skin and how we achieve that comfort (as long as it does not harm ourselves or others) is different for everyone! I approve of anything that makes someone happy!
Exactly. If it’s from a reputable place and it’s legal why the heck not!
I agree with you. Everyone needs to feel right in their own body. So people do it through modifications, we get piercings, tattoos. We may get our hair cut, shaved, coloured rainbow colours. Others get botox. It’s just a way for people to feel comfortable, the same way some people won’t walk out the house without their makeup. Everyone grows into their own body and eventually you may find that you love your natural self, but whilst people are doing those things we should accept them because that’s what makes them feel happy. I love my piercings and tattoos and because I took forever to get them and place them I have no regrets. Some piercings I love and others I have grown out of. My hair used to be all sorts of mad colours and now it’s natural, apart from the shaved section which weirdly makes me feel stronger. All I’d recommend for people (like you said) is to consider it, research the best place to get it done and don’t go for cheap. (usually because there’s a reason why it’s so cheap.)
Totally agree with everything you’ve said!