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Cosmetic Procedures: Erasing the Stigma

Cosmetic procedures have historically been considered vain or unnecessary. How many times have you heard someone say, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts”? And while that is mostly true, the person you are on the inside is not the ONLY thing that makes you who you are. When we hide ourselves because of our physical flaws, we limit our ability to show others who we are on the inside. Cosmetic procedures are not about vanity, they’re about giving ourselves the confidence to become the person we are inside.

When I was a teenager, I was made fun of for a physical flaw I had. At the time I was unable to do anything about it, but as soon as I was able to afford it, I pursued a cosmetic procedure to correct it. It cost me thousands of dollars since it was purely cosmetic and insurance would not cover it. The result: Confidence. The ability to look in the mirror and love who I see. To no longer feeling like I needed to hide my imperfection. I smiled more… so much more. I laughed more. It was worth every penny. What was this cosmetic procedure? Braces.

Wait… isn’t this blog for a Plastic Surgeon and Medical Spa? Well, yes. But the premise is the same, yet braces are much more socially acceptable. Most insurances don’t cover braces because the majority of the time they are cosmetic. So why is it more acceptable to straighten your teeth with braces than it is to remove wrinkles with Botox?

Cosmetic procedures can make such a difference in our confidence and self-esteem. So why let society judge us for the decision to have work done? We should not be made to feel ashamed when we choose to pursue cosmetic procedures. If there is something about yourself that you’d like to change to help you feel more confident, why not have a consult to see what options you have?

Whether it’s lasers to even skin tone, injectables to smooth and plump your forehead, cheeks, and lips, CoolSculpting to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat, BodyTite to tighten loose skin, or surgery to correct or enhance a part of your body you are not happy with, you have the right to make the changes you want to have the confidence to be who you are.

If you’d like to take the first step toward a more confident you, call to schedule a consultation with one of our amazing providers at 865-671-3888. Only you define beauty, let us help you achieve it.