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Summary: In a recent Instagram post, Diary of a Fit Mommy star Sia Cooper discusses her regrets about undergoing a breast augmentation. The procedure, Cooper argues, will only make you want more plastic surgery procedures to fix more things about your body. It’s unfortunate that Cooper is dissatisfied with her results.

Celebrity Sia Cooper Regrets Her Breast Augmentation

Although, when you parse her words, I’m not entirely sure it’s her results that she’s dissatisfied with. In fact, it almost sounds like she enjoys her results a little too much. This is, admittedly, a little bit of spin–and I definitely don’t want to put words in Cooper’s mouth. She’s discouraging people from undergoing a breast augmentation like she did, and that’s absolutely her right. It’s too bad she didn’t end up feeling better about the whole process, but that’s just not her reality.

Is Cooper’s reaction common, though? Do most people who get plastic surgery want more and more procedures? Well, it’s hard to tell. The research tells us that most patients who undergo a single plastic surgery procedure usually do not have any more major procedures. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t want to. Surgery is expensive and time consuming, and there may be other factors preventing patients from seeking a second or third procedure. Sia Cooper regrets her breast augmentation; does that mean you will too?

Individuality of Plastic Surgery

Regrets and plastic surgery are not common, but nor are they rare. They tend to crop up as often as with any other life decision that people tend to make. The more certain you are that you want plastic surgery, the less likely you’ll be bummed out by the results.

However, it’s worth noting here that everyone’s different and that plastic surgery is incredibly individualized. In other words, just because Cooper regrets her breast augmentation doesn’t mean you will too. There are, after all, a significant number of variables:

  • Your overall health
  • Whether or not you’ve maintained realistic expectations throughout the process
  • How detailed your discussions with your surgeons have been
  • Just how well you respond to your procedure
  • The specific procedure you’re having performed
  • The surgeon who is performing that procedure

This list could keep going. But you get the idea. Plastic surgery results are incredibly individualistic. That’s because, physiologically, we’re all unique to a certain degree. The bottom line, however, is that the vast majority of plastic surgery patients report themselves as being satisfied with their results.

Will You Want to Get More Procedures?

It’s very important to note that plastic surgery will not solve any underlying confidence or self-esteem issues you may be grappling with. In fact, most plastic surgery patients already have a pretty good body image. They just recognize one or two things they’d like to change.

But if the surgery goes well and the results are fantastic, it only makes sense that you’d start thinking about what else you might like to touch up, especially as aging begins to set in. Whether this is a good or bad mindset is largely in the eye of the beholder, especially if the patient’s health is always maintained as the primary priority.

In general, there’s little research to support the notion that plastic surgery addiction is a widespread phenomenon. It does happen, but it’s not at all common.

Is Plastic Surgery Regret Common?

In some ways, plastic surgery is like any other big life decision. Sometimes you might regret it and sometimes you might not. If you like your results and you’re happy with the way you look, you’ll likely regret it less often and spend more time enjoying your overall look. That’s why it’s especially important to be sure you about the procedure you’re about to undergo and to select a highly qualified plastic surgeon to perform that procedure.

In either case, plastic surgery isn’t something to be done compulsively. You should go into it with the thought and the intention that its due. Because plastic surgery can be a big deal. You might be making substantial changes to your body.

So take the requisite time and think about it. Discuss all of your options with your plastic surgeon–at your consultation, yes, but also beyond. Keep having those conversations. And have those conversations even once your procedure is completed. Plastic surgery doesn’t really stop until your recovery is completely finished.

Patient Options

It’s also worth noting that if patients don’t like their breast augmentation results, they have options to change those results. Breast implant revision surgery and breast explant surgery can both make changes that can improve your results if you’re unhappy with them in the first place. This isn’t exactly common, but, again, it does happen so it’s good to know your options.

Sia Cooper regrets her breast augmentation, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will. It depends on a wide variety of variables. So if you have any questions, the best place to find some answers is from your local plastic surgeon.

References

  • “Plastic Surgery Addiction May Be Caused by More than Low Self-Esteem.” Best Health Magazine Canada, 29 Mar. 2016, www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/health/plastic-surgery-addiction-may-be-caused-by-more-than-low-self-esteem/.
  • Salemy, Shahram. “Important Things to Know about Breast Augmentation.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 17 Apr. 2018, www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/important-things-to-know-about-breast-augmentation.
  • Callandrello, Adrienne. “I Couldn’t Live with My Breast Implants Any Longer – They Had to Go.” SheKnows, SheKnows, 2016, www.sheknows.com/health-and-wellness/articles/1120393/i-got-breast-implants-and-regretted-it.

About the Author: Nick Engebretson has been helping plastic and cosmetic surgeons market themselves for over twenty years. As a plastic surgery marketer, he believes in helping surgeons communicate the complexities of plastic surgery to the general public.

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