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).
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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