When people think of cosmetic procedures they often think of facelifts and tummy tucks – stuff that older people do to stave off the aging process. And while that’s certainly part of the thriving cosmetic procedure industry as a whole, it’s only a very small part, compared to the many other types of cosmetic procedures people have. There are a wide variety of reasons that people elect to have cosmetic procedures done, and not all of them have anything to do with vanity (though doing something just because it makes you feel good or beautiful is not inherently shallow, no matter what others may tell you. You do you.).
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Below are three cosmetic procedures that can greatly improve your self-confidence and make a huge difference in your overall well-being and mental health.
There are many, many people out there who have had rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a “nose job”, for health-related reasons (and plenty who have had them just for cosmetic reasons, which is fine, too), but for some reason, those valid causes are often treated as a joke. The truth is, people sometimes must elect for cosmetic procedures in this area to help with breathing issues, allergies, and other medical problems. A deviated septum is a very common reason that people have to get rhinoplasty, so much so that it’s often covered by insurance.
Lots of people out there swear that their rhinoplasty greatly improved their quality of life, and for that reason, the jokes should stop. Getting a nose job is a perfectly valid medical choice, no matter what the reason.
Cosmetic Dental Procedures
There are a whole host of procedures and treatments that fall under the umbrella of cosmetic dentistry. Everything from teeth whitening to veneers and caps, to alignments, braces, and so much more. No matter what your specific needs are, schedule an appointment with a cosmetic dentist to talk about what sort of procedure you need for your teeth.
Too often people feel that the cosmetic procedures they want are shallow or unnecessary and that they shouldn’t worry too much about their smile. The fact that many insurance companies don’t cover cosmetic dental procedures only exacerbates this problem. The truth is, many cosmetic dental procedures can provide a healthy boost of self-confidence, as well as allow them to be more comfortable, pain-free, and have better accessibility to a variety of foods. There’s such a stigma around “bad teeth”, and yet we place no emphasis on the importance of dental care. That needs to stop. Looking after your teeth, no matter what procedure you’re interested in, is part of overall good health. Putting your best smile forward is always a great idea.
For women who have undergone a mastectomy, or for the other end of the spectrum, women who might be wanting or needing a breast reduction, so much shame, stigma, and judgment surround these procedures. Why?
It is a harmful byproduct of a society that we feel we can tell women what is best for their bodies, especially in such a sensitive area. The truth is, whatever cosmetic procedure a woman wants or needs to feel whole again, to make her life more comfortable or to improve on her health, is a matter between herself and her doctor.
No matter what the reason you’d like breast surgery, even if it’s entirely cosmetic, that is a valid choice. There are many reputable and respected cosmetic surgeons who can help you with achieving your goal.
These are just three cosmetic procedures that you may want or need, and we say go for it. There’s nothing wrong with improving every aspect of your health and well-being, and that includes your appearance, too.