Plastic Surgery: Self-Hate or My Right?


So I feel like this topic is a bit of a rough one.

In today’s world, plastic surgery is looked at as the ultimate form of self-hatred. I myself used to be on the “down with plastic surgery” band wagon, that is, until I had my lovely ball of sunshine….

You see her. She’s my world, but you see this, this isn’t.

My widdle poochie woochie

My widdle poochie woochie

I started getting serious about my fitness journey about two years ago, and after loosing nearly 30 lbs, a few things that I hadn’t noticed before became a little more apparent. The girls were a bit more deflated than they used to be, and as my stomach shrunk, I couldn’t get over the fact that the skin hung over a bit more than I wanted it to.

Weight loss
weight loss

So then it hit me, maybe a little nip tuck here and there wouldn’t be sooooo bad. Afterall, I’m not doing it for anyone but myself. I want a little lift for me and me only. Not to impress others, but to impress me.

Realizing that I was thinking this way really changed my perspective on plastic surgery in general. I’m a huge fan of Botched, a reality tv series that showcases the bad and the just plain ol’ ugly side of plastic surgery. A lot of the folks featured on the show are looking to have revision surgeries to correct procedures that have gone horribly wrong. There are also folks who come on the show to have outrageous and sometimes dangerous procedures done (rib removal, major breast enlargement, etc). But where exactly do we draw the line on the ol’ nip/tuck and say it’s a problem?

For me, there is a thin line between being insecure and looking for the old confidence booster. I wear makeup, but I don’t feel like I hate how I look without it. I just like how it enhances my current look. I find that I’m starting to feel the same about plastic surgery. I like how I look without it, it would just be nice to enhance what I already got.

This is definitely a subject I’m on the fence about. The idea of #Prettyonme is to be shameless. As long as what you do doesn’t harm yourself or others, why not? Do you boo! I will say that in the case of plastic surgery it definitely pays to do your research and educate yourself about the risks involved in certain procedures. But at the end of it all, if you’ve made the choice for yourself and you know what’s involved, I say why not?

Have you ever gone under the knife? Have you ever even considered it? Share your thoughts on the debate! Self-hate or just another way to enhance the human body?