Does Getting Cosmetic Procedures Make You A Narcissist?

Nobody needs a long introduction to all the transformational procedures that take place at a plastic surgeons clinic these days. Breast augmentation, injectable fillers, body contouring, Botox… As the science of plastic and cosmetic surgery advances, more and more products and treatments are being developed to help people reverse signs of aging and feel good about themselves.

 Maybe, you are considering getting one or more procedures yourself, but you keep talking yourself off the ledge of making the decision because of a variety of reasons.

 Principle among them is the secret fear that you may be a narcissist.

 The idea of aging gracefully” has been romanticized to such an extent in society that wanting to improve your appearance makes you think you must be a superficial person who is completely self-obsessed.



 And well tell you why:


# 1: Aging Gracefully Is A Myth!

 Who wakes up one morning and decides that from today onwards, I am going to age gracefully like Barbra Streisand, Susan Sarandon or Diane Keaton?

 As if its a choice.

 Grace is a matter of posture, personality, confidence, bone structure and so much else. You dont automatically lean into a marvelous state of gracefulness as you age just because you choose to.

 People view a select few among us as aging gracefully because they won a genetic lottery.

 As for the rest?


# 2: What Worked For Others Didnt Work For You

 You know what would happen if you dared to tell your friends you want liposuction to get rid of belly fat. They will immediately advise that you juice instead, or go on a semi-vegetarian, Flexitarian or French Air diet, or try aqua aerobics or whatever else they think will certainly help you lose a bit of belly fat every month. In other words, you dont really need liposuction.

 Like any of their suggestions are a guarantee! Truth is there isnt any guaranteed way to lose belly fat. Everybody is made differently, and what may have worked for others did not work for you when you tried in the past.

 Accept it. Move on and do what you think will give you results, and you dont have to spend the rest of your life spinning your wheels, trying one new fad after another, and considering yourself a failure each time they dont produce results.


# 3: Youre Not THAT Into Beauty Regimens

 The very same people who tell you not to get dermal fillers or Botox to rejuvenate your face may be spending hours themselves, watching YouTube videos of new Korean beauty treatments and dropping large sums of money on `miracleserums and anti-aging potions.

 And youre the narcissist, and they arent?


# 4: Everybody Is A Narcissist!

 The desire to look good is universal. People just do it their own way.

 Yours may be to get a few shots of Kybella to reduce your double chin. Or Voluma injections to restore volume to your cheeks.

 Who cares?

 Be yourself. Let no self-doubt, inflicted on you by other peoples opinions, diminish your decisions.

 You know why? Because youre not a narcissist in any remarkable way. Youre only human.

 And as the Virginia Lights ad said a long time ago to women chartering their their own destiny — youre worth it.