Of those who have long-loved Youtube royalty Elle and Blair Fowler–beauty gurus perhaps better known by AllThatGlitters21 and JuicyStar07, respectively–many are wondering: “Did they get nose jobs?” While I’m certainly not owed an answer, it does bring up an interesting question. Whom should you tell if you underwent plastic surgery?
Internet stars engaging in conversation online have an advantage when it comes to picking and choosing what questions they respond to, but Susie down the street might not be so lucky when interrogated at the mall. Should you try to avoid responding, or should you outright admit to anyone that asks that you got some work done? Or, should you preempt such questioning and tell everyone you know before they have the chance to inquire? Even if you cause a scene, no one can honestly say you tried to hide it.
The Plastic Surgery Conundrum
There are those who opt for cosmetic surgery and shout that fact out from the rooftops. For everyone else, it seems as though there’s a peculiar conundrum. You want to get work done to look better, but you don’t want anyone to be able to tell you got work done. So, either the doctor visit is successful and you’re annoyed people notice, or the visit didn’t do much of anything–and now you’re thousands of dollars in the hole–but at least no one’s stopping you on the street saying, “Oh, hey there, what’s, umm, new?”
Similarly, reacting to learning someone has recently undergone the knife is a lose-lose situation. “It was a disaster–I want the old you back.” Or, “I can’t get over how much better you look now! Don’t you feel so embarrassed about the last twenty years?” Hence, one more reason to be a good girl and simply not ask. That elephant in the room’s just fine; pass me the peanuts, please.
What Would You Do?
First off, I know you’re never supposed to say never, but I’m not getting elective surgery. If for no other reason, I had my wisdom teeth taken out, and that was enough fun for me. But, in a hypothetical bubble, if I were to get plastic surgery, I think I would feel extremely awkward trying to hide my fixing-up experience. I can’t imagine not owning up to the facts upon being questioned, and I’d even more so picture myself as the socially-lost girl, responding to a hello with “Yes, I did it–okay. I got a nose job.” I may even feel compelled to throw in an “I’m so sorry” every now and then.
See, plastic surgery isn’t for me. (Photoshop is much more my style.) But, if a real-life procedure is for you and you’re wondering whom you should talk to about it, I’d recommend weighing your options. Would you rather be forthright, having everyone in your life straight-up know, or be tight-lipped, letting everyone come to her own conclusions? The rumor mill may swirl regardless.
If you really would be embarrassed to have others find out, opting for cosmetic surgery maybe isn’t the best move in the first place. See how you respond to Dr. Phil’s “Questions to Ask Yourself Before Plastic Surgery.” Consider requiring of yourself five or ten years of wait time before committing to get work done, and see how you feel then. Minimizing pain, expenses and risky lifelong consequences certainly has its appeal.
“AllThatGlitters21’s Channel.” Youtube.
“Health: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Plastic Surgery.” DrPhil.com.
“JuicyStar07’s Channel.” Youtube.