Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Injectables and Cosmetic Surgery – Are You For or Against?

If there is one aspect of the beauty industry that attracts more controversy than any other, it has got to be invasive cosmetic procedures. Whether it’s butt or boob jobs, fillers or Botox, nips or tucks, for every person in favour of them there’ll be another against.

When I launched my blog back at the beginning of 2014 I was very anti any kind of invasive procedure. While I was happy (and still am) to blast my face with non-ablative skin rejuvenating lasers, and pump it with muscle-toning microcurrents, the thought of a needle or scalpel coming anywhere close simply gave me the heebie jeebies.

I am still of this view, that I would never have any form of aesthetic procedure performed on me. I have never, though, judged those who think and do differently. If having liposuction, eyelid surgery, breast implants or a nose job makes you feel better about the way you look, then who is anyone to pass comment? No one, I say. Incidentally, I mention those particular treatments as they are the most popular, according to WebMD.

The only thing I would say to someone contemplating such a move is check out your practitioner, ensure they’re qualified and have a ready list of clients willing to talk to you about their experiences. It might sound obvious but it’s not always followed, and is why initiatives such as Antonia Mariconda’s #SafetyInBeauty are so important (for more on that campaign read my posts, here and here).

Set against this background I was intrigued to read about a new global campaign by Galderma, makers of the popular Restylane fillers and skin boosters. Fronted by Sharon Stone, it is seeking to demystify and remove the stigma surrounding aesthetic treatments. 

Galderma aims to build trust in aesthetic procedures by demonstrating natural-looking results of Restylane in real life. Sharon Stone is apparently the first global celebrity to feature in such a campaign.

Details of the challenge and the results will be unveiled at a live event in May.  More info on the Galderma website here.

So what say you? Are you for or against cosmetic procedures?

Main pic: madelineyoki
Sharon Stone: Shawn











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12 comments

  1. I say if you want to do it go for it, but I wish there was more of a trend with humans on BEING nice, kind, loving people instead of obsessing about what we look like. #UKbloggers

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    1. I couldn't agree with you more about wanting to see more people being kinder to each another. Tx

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  2. I know people who have had cosmetic prosecutes and I think if it'll make you happy then go for it. I just don't think I could it myself x

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  3. Against for me, wish people accepted the aging process and did not mess with invasive procedures, but I have no issue with it. I know a couple of people who do, but find they are still often unhappy after a while and wanting to change something else.

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    1. I've heard this too, where people start with one procedure, and then go on to have more as they are still unhappy with the way they look. I guess the only winners then are the plastic surgeons. Tx

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  4. It isn't for me personally. I think you have to research very carefully what you want doing and whether that person is competent to do that procedure. I think everyone has the right to choose for themselves. For some, the right surgery can greatly enhance their quality of life.

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  5. Well, I am for what makes people happy, what can change their lives into happier ones. I mean, psychos like to kill people, and that is not what I mean :) It's about plastic surgery and like you said, no one can say a thing if someone decided to have it. But, as you said too, they must be sure that the doctor is a good one. It's interesting that Sharon Stone is on that ad, so she doesn't care about the bad and malicious comments that wiil certainly come. I like her attitude. If she likes Restylane, it's her thing. Just between us :) I had cup E many years ago, and I am short (5'3). It was affecting my posture, I had severe back ache and I decided to reduce breasts. It was one of the best things I have ever decided in my life. They are still big, but enough not to have back pain anymore. That was my main concern!
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    1. In your situation I would have done the same. I don't have a large bust, but I am petite (5'2) and if I did have one I can imagine how doing certain things would have been difficult. It's fantastic that the surgery worked for you. Tx

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  6. Oh well- of course I can only talk for myself: if it wasn´t for my husband I would have tried Botox for sure already. But he is so against it and I don´t want to fight for it. It is not THAT important. But for surgery for me it is a clear no. That is crazy: to do surgery for a perfect healthy body. Surgery is to remove something sick- right? But you know, if somebody feels like it is improving their quality of living- well go ahead, I won´t stop them from doing so. What really irritates me is that women want breast implants the size of a melon. Why? Have a wonderful day my dear Tracey, xoxo, Sissi www.beauty4free2u.com

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  7. Cosmetic procedures, no. Injectables - I'm all about it. I haven't done any personally, but when the time is right, I wouldn't be opposed.

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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  8. This is a decision that is highly personal for each one of us. For me, I would likely not engage; unless is an issue of reconstruction post cancer or similar. I have no issues that others might, though. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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