Whether you are an actress, First Lady or anonymous, the question arises: should we say what we did? It all depends on the intervention undergone and the person to whom it is addressed. Dr Aga’s advice in four points.

Many admire the – most often retouched – bodies of glossy models and celebrities. But what did some of these cannons really look like before they resorted to the scalpel? From laser to correct a few fine lines at the corners of the eyes to regain the look of our 20 years, to liposuction of the hips to have sumptuous amphora curves: some are ready to do anything to please, both themselves and others .

From the point of view of men, all studies on the subject show that they are generally not opposed to cosmetic surgery. These gentlemen see no harm in it as long as it is not visible or that they can ignore and forget.

But the patients do not forget. The brain remembers the stinging, sometimes hurtful reflections on this part of our body or our face that we did not like so much, which flew away after this difficult time on the operating table. What fights, hesitations, backsliding and energy expended before finally feeling better about yourself and proud in front of the mirror, with a physique that one estimates, sometimes wrongly, more desirable.

The unreasonable fear of the gaze of the other on our own complexes

Céline is addicted to cosmetic surgery. At 35, she has had her breasts lifted, her nose planed, eyebrow tattooed and fat removed from her knees, which she thought was too big. It’s almost unimaginable how this extremely sweet girl is so hard on herself.

Every time she has an operation, she goes with the crazy, quickly swept away hope of finally accepting herself and living up to a man’s love. Some would say that the young woman’s problems would find a real solution if she agreed to lie down on a shrink’s chair, but it is on the pool table that she will seek inner peace.

“We owe the truth only to ourselves”

Nadège is a happy fifty-something, married to a man a little younger than her, she simply admits not knowing how to lie. “It’s not a question of virtue, it’s just that I don’t master the technique of lying. The first time I had injections, I came home with bruises on my face. husband asked me what I had, and I explained it to him. “

“I have friends who tell about medical things, that they had microcysts removed or rosacea. That doesn’t occur to me.” Her young husband does not care, to the point of hammering him: “It’s your head, you do what you want with it.” Moreover, if he told her that she does not need it, Nadège affirms that she would do it anyway. “On the other hand, if he’s the one pushing me to do anything, I think I’ll leave him right away.”

So how do you say it? And even, must it be said? There is obviously no manual. Between women who are devoured by worry and shame, and those who show off and sometimes go so far as to have surgery live in reality shows, all attitudes are possible.