There are two types of people who undergo plastic surgery: those who tell the world about their transformation, and those who try to take it to the grave.

Unfortunately, most of those who keep it a secret feel ashamed due to societal scorn.

Even if a person gets surgery for non-cosmetic reasons, they still feel pressure to keep it a secret. And if those people are transparent about the procedure, they usually make sure to clarify that it was for non-cosmetic reasons.

Even if an obese patient goes through a life-saving procedure, they face the stigma that they took the “easy way out” for weight loss.

Do we really have reasons to shame people who get surgery for cosmetic reasons? Do we have a right to? And are the motives for undergoing these procedures a result of societal beauty standards or personal ones?

Regardless of motive, one thing is clear. We need to change the plastic surgery conversation.