Well, the New Year has come and gone and we’re just months away from summer madness. Bikini ready bodies, bare chest, popping six packs and backless dresses. Men and women all over the world are likely still hitting the gym, pinching pennies, and resolving to be healthier among other countless promises they decided to make when the clock struck midnight on December 31. But beside the growing trend in the gym, there’s another solution many are option for by hitting the table.
Yes, the table. No not the dinner table, but the plastic surgery table.
As an avid gym rat and fitness expert who decided to take the big fitness journey in my early 40s, I really have a bone to pick. I’m not against women or men who desire to have plastic surgery to enhance their bodies. As a matter of fact, if it helps you feel better about who you are and it’s not overdone, go for it! But what I have a BIG issue with is seeing men and women who have made the choice to forgo the gym for the plastic surgery table and promote their new body on social media and to friends like they really put the work in on their diet and in the gym! You know the ones. They post a few gym pictures every now and then; hold up their “healthy” green juice in their morning Instagram photo; or wear their best new form fitting outfit and talk about their new waistline. The worst ones are the fitness instructors who promote their workouts and their muscular toned body wanting you to buy their workout programs, supplements and their expertise, knowing it’s all surgically enhanced! Ladies and gents, please have a seat with that mess! If you decided to take the table vs. the gym, at least be honest with others who may be trying to follow in your footsteps of creating a well-balanced body and daily healthy lifestyle.
No qualified, reputable plastic surgeon would advise his or her patients to forgo a healthy diet and exercise in favor of liposuction and body shaping procedures. Many good plastic surgeons will turn patients down for having other health issues before surgery like, high blood pressure, poor circulation, excessive weight and poor eating habits. Exercise and diet, along with other healthy lifestyle choices, serves not only to shape the body aesthetically, but it most certainly contributes to the overall health and well being that every doctor wants for his or her patients.
But even the best workout routine and the healthiest diet can’t do everything for all people. And for the last few problem areas, I do see where surgery can be a valuable tool to help people met their goals as far as body image and appearance; and it can provide additional motivation to maintain the healthy bodies they have worked so hard for. But the key words here are, they WORKED FOR IT!
For someone who has worked long and hard establishing a healthy routine- exercising regularly and adopting a healthy diet, I have the utmost respect for. I understand how disheartening it can be when you have truly done all you can do and yet the final touches seem insurmountable. This is an excellent candidate for surgery. But for the man or woman who just says, “It’s too much work. I don’t have time. I can get the results without the work and capitalize on selling an image I didn’t work for”, sorry; no respect whatsoever!
There is no denying that a makeover factor is significant at any age. The reward in having accomplished such goals of overcoming all the excuses and gaining your health and self-esteem is priceless. While cosmetic surgery is no replacement for living a healthy well balanced lifestyle, it can often help supplement a good diet and regular exercise to bring the body into the desired proportions, as well as to smooth out the minor irregularities that can make even the healthiest and fittest person take their fit game to the next level.
At the end of the day, you simply have to own your TRUTH!