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Natural beauty vs cosmetic surgery – Is it ever okay?


Let’s be honest, the world of Hollywood is no stranger to cosmetic surgery. With lip fillers and botox left right and central, going under the knife to achieve the perfect look is no longer such a big taboo.

But in a world where we want to start championing going au naturel, should celebs really be shouting loud and proud about the work they’ve had done?

If there’s one thing we believe in, it’s doing things to make yourself happy. So if getting injections to plump up your lips is what you want to do and it makes you feel better about yourself, then why not do it?

Well unfortunately, as glamorous as ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians’ is, lip injections aren’t all shiny lip kits and pouty Instagrams with millions of likes like some social media starlets might have you believe.

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The true side is painful and definitely not glamorous. Think bruises, blood and a whole lot of throbbing. Is all this pain worth it for the “Kylie Jenner lips”?

We have to take our hats off to the people trying to expose the cosmetic surgery world for what it is. Like it or notl, you have to understand the full risks and side-effects before undergoing them yourself. Don’t let the fake glamour of Hollywood fool you.

Gabriella Lindley, aka our YouTube bae VelvetGh0st, has documented her own experiences with going under the knife and we pretty much love her for it. This kind of openness and honesty is 100% what we need more of.

Not only has she had a significant number of weightloss surgeries but she’s also had a boob job and lip fillers, breaking her silence on what she’s going through in a series of vlogs on her channel.

Ngl, we got a little emosh watching her videos and hearing about her struggles. It really isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, even for a mega babe like Gabbie.

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Where do we draw the line, then? Yes, of course, bare is beautiful but what’s even more beautiful is feeling comfortable in your own skin, whether that’s with a face full of makeup or in nothing at all. Who are we to judge whatever anyone else likes?

It’s obviously so important to teach young girls that their naked face is gorgeous but that doesn’t mean girls that undergo cosmetic surgery to get their dream body are any less beautiful. It’s all good in our books.

There are many reasons people decide to have cosmetic surgery and who are we to judge them for it either way? So whilst certain people might be saying celebs should keep it hush hush that they’re not 100% natural, we’d rather see a society that doesn’t shame another woman for the choices they make.

What are your thoughts on this debate – is cosmetic surgery okay? Should people be talking about it? Let us know in the comments.

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