Like everything else, people discuss their cosmetic surgery on social media and the Internet.
“People aren’t shy about things anymore. I am stunned by what people will post,” Dr. Jeffrey Popp said.
On the positive side, he said he doesn’t think there’s a widespread stigma attached to cosmetic surgery.
“When I started, it seemed like only celebrities had cosmetic surgery,” he said. “Now most clients are regular people. They’re not wealthy.”
The personal side
But some people still have issues with cosmetic surgery. Many consider their desire for cosmetic surgery a personal issue. They don’t want everyone to know they had a procedure done.
“It’s talked about more, but people still hold close about letting people know they did had it done. They might consider it shameful or against their religious beliefs,” Dr. Popp said.
“Some may even believe that spending money on themselves this way could be seen as selfish.”
Never too late
Dr. Popp said he recently had a 56-year-old male patient with the worst acne scarring he’d ever seen. The scars always bothered the patient, but only lately did he do something about them.
“Some still carry a lot of guilt, he said. “Maybe they feel they should accept themselves they way they were made or that they should spend the money on someone else.”
But Dr. Popp knows if someone consults with him, even if they express guilt or shame, they clearly lean toward having the procedure done.
“You would think reservations about a cosmetic procedure would be long gone, but they’re not,” he said.
Despite this, he said most of his patients can’t wait to have procedures done. The main reason they do wait is to get the money together.
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