An August 4 article on CNN Entertainment reports on the denial by country music superstar Carrie Underwood that she had faked a wrist accident in order to divert attention from a plastic surgery she had received. The injury, which Ms. Underwood described as “gruesome” and which she says required some forty to fifty stitches, was followed by online speculation which troubled the singer’s mother, Ms. Underwood said. Los Angeles area clinic Beverly Hills Physicians, a provider of plastic surgeries and cosmetic treatments to women and men throughout Southern California, says that the incident is a typical example of wrongheaded and mean-spirited online speculation that treats plastic surgery as somehow shameful.
Beverly Hills Physicians says that, slowly but surely, plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures are becoming more generally accepted as a means of allowing people to improve their appearance and feel more comfortable and self-confident. At the same time, however, many people act as if obtaining a procedure is some kind of a betrayal of a person’s individuality. The clinic notes that hardly anyone criticizes people who wear elaborate hairstyles or pay close attention to their choice of clothing, but somehow people improving their appearance with liposuction, body contouring, or even a rhinoplasty (aka nose job) is seen as morally questionable.
The clinic adds that part of the issue is that online commenters in particular stereotype people who receive plastic surgeries as motivated primarily by vanity. The reality, says the clinic, is that many customers are business people of all genders struggling to stay relevant in youth-oriented business through facial rejuvenation; others are women who obtain breast reductions to deal with physical issues and/or unwanted attention related to having unusually large breasts. Indeed, Beverly Hills Physicians adds, while some procedures may be obtained by mostly very good looking people seeking to fix particular flaws in their appearance in order become even more impressive, procedures like breast reductions for women but also for men are simply an effort to avoid getting too much of the wrong kind of attention. These people are not helped by online commenters who seem to relish making hurtful, faux-moralistic comments, says the clinic.
Ultimately, Beverly Hills Physicians says, the only opinion about any plastic surgery that really matters belongs to the person getting it. Readers who are interested in finding out more about plastic surgery and more can telephone (800) 788-1416 or visit the clinic’s website at https://www.beverlyhillsphysicians.com.