I think it is time that I share on my own blog, my plastic surgery story. It was in February when shared it on the Burundian life blog (click here to read it).
Since I was a kid, I have always been taller than the average children in my class and I used to be sick of it. My parents would tell me that it was fine, but it was just not okay for me; I wanted to be normal, to be like other children. Through my entire teenage, I had this problem and although I did not really talk about it, it was bothering me a lot. Plus, I was skinny, I mean, very skinny. Not that I am not today, but it became less dramatic as I grew up.
I really thought of getting a plastic surgery -mostly to have a bigger breast- because when you are a teenage girl, you see all your friends’ bodies changing and when yours does not, it is a frustration. Of course I did not have the money and the guts to have a surgery and today, I am very thankful to have not done that. I am not talking about the pain here, but how I would be feeling today, if I had done it.
I respect the people who have a plastic surgery and I salute the fact that one is able to choose what they want to do because at the end of the day, it is their bodies and if they want to transform and they have the capabilities for that, why not, right? But for me, I know I would have regretted it. Yes I am still skinny, yes I still have a small breast, however that does not change anything to the person that I really am. NOTHING! I still feel like I would feel better if I gain more weight but I learned that it all is because of our society’s perception of what a skinny girl is. I would not feel any different if people around me stopped to ask me if I don’t eat, why I seem to be skinnier, if I am not depressed,…
I thought sharing my story with you would in somehow inspire you and make you realize that you should not let the world you live in change you and change your personality. It is a good thing to grow up and change in accordance with your maturity, but never, ever make decisions such as having a plastic surgery, just so that you look normal to others.
Just love yourself and people who really love you will appreciate you the way you are and will never ask you to change.
BE YOURSELF, ALWAYS!
“Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person that your are.”
– Mandy Hale
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