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Plastic Surgery and Body Positivity
Conveniently located to serve the areas of Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
In recent years, there’s been a public reckoning for mainstream beauty standards that tell people (mostly women) about the way they should or shouldn’t look—that everyone should aspire to a single ideal appearance and anything else is something to be ashamed of.
This false reality has crippled people’s self-esteem, confidence, and identity for years. But now people and, crucially, businesses and cultural influencers are fighting back. This is the body positivity movement, which is built on the idea that every body type is valuable, and each can be celebrated for its own unique qualities.
A misconception about body positivity is that it’s simply a rebellion against the traditional beauty ideal, and is built on negativity or even hatred of “skinny chicks.” In reality, body positivity is about recognizing that people of all shapes and sizes deserve to love their bodies for what they are, and know that almost all people struggle with body image issues, no matter their body type.
We believe deeply in body positivity at Cosmetic Surgery Associates, and recognize that our craft is about helping people love their body and increase their self-esteem through the way they look and feel. Plastic surgery is not about creating artificial beauty to hold yourself to an unattainable standard, but rather to celebrate, love, and create a body that helps you feel more like you.
Body Positive Plastic Surgery Procedures
There are many more reasons to have a plastic surgical procedure than you may think. Not everyone who comes to our office is doing so for superficial reasons. Instead, they come with hope for a body they will feel more comfortable in, sometimes for reasons like these:
- Correcting skin issues and improving overall appearance
- Resurfacing tissue to reduce the appearance of birthmarks
- Augmenting the breasts to help people feel more confident
- Removing and/or tightening sagging skin to help people look as young as they feel
- Performing liposuction to get rid of stubborn problem areas and balance the body
Whatever the reason for getting a plastic surgical procedure, there’s still a way to have it done for the wrong reason. If you’re motivated to change something about your body, it cannot be from a place of shame or obligation. It should be from a place of realistic hope for a body that looks and feels like your truest self.
After all, plastic surgery is a tool for self-expression. As a tool, it can be used for the right reasons as well as the wrong ones. At Cosmetic Surgery Associates, we believe all people should have the ability to change themselves for the better through the services we offer, whether surgical or not.
Seeking out the features, skin tone, and body shape that would make you a happier, more confident, more authentic person is totally fine, and should be encouraged. You deserve to look on the outside the way you feel on the inside, and we’re here to help with that. Check out our surgical, non-surgical, and just-for-men procedures to see if we can have a positive impact on your life.
Our awesome team of medical professionals would love to hear from you. Give us a call at (301) 493-4334 or contact us online for more information about our procedures or to schedule your consultation today.
Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers