Woman Shamed Over Plastic Surgery Misunderstanding

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A young woman with a finger condition underwent a procedure similar to Botox to alleviate pain. However, her friend's girlfriend overheard the conversation and misunderstood that it was cosmetic surgery. The girlfriend then made repeated comments about how important it is to be yourself and not mess with natural beauty. The woman finally snapped when the girlfriend made a comment on a group call, shaming her for having mommy pay for Botox. The woman then proceeded to tell the girlfriend about her health issues and how the procedure gave her hope. The girlfriend felt alienated and later messaged the woman, blaming her for not telling her the procedure was medical. The woman's mutual friends are split on who is the a**hole in this situation. Read on to find out more.

Dealing with finger pain: community weighs in 🤔✋

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Suffering from finger pain and no one seems to know why 😕

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Excited for plastic surgery to prevent tendon snapping with botox.

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Misunderstanding leads to botox shaming by friend. 😒

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Navigating the pressure to be natural in a plastic world 🌍

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Navigating social circles and plastic surgery shaming. 💉

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Clearing up plastic surgery confusion with healthcare coverage 🏥

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Overcoming judgement after plastic surgery- a story of hope 🙏

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Tense exchange leads to awkward ending 💥

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Plastic surgery misunderstanding leads to public shaming and backlash

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Navigating social awkwardness: Responding to public shaming with grace 💁

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The author clarifies some missed points on plastic surgery.

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Passive aggressive comments masked as compliments over natural beauty.

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Navigating invasive questions about medical history, boundaries and privacy 🤔

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Living with a disability and the fear of being treated differently.

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User overwhelmed with support after plastic surgery misunderstanding 💜

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Friends show support after plastic surgery misunderstanding ❤️

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Woman shamed over plastic surgery misunderstanding 😡

A woman with a finger condition shares her excitement for a plastic surgery referral she received to stiffen her finger to prevent her tendon from snapping. However, when her friend's girlfriend overhears her talking about the surgery, she misunderstands and starts shaming her for getting botox. The woman is offended and tries to explain the situation, but the girlfriend keeps making comments about natural beauty. The situation escalates on a group call when the girlfriend makes a snide remark, causing the woman to call her out publicly. The call ends awkwardly, and the girlfriend later blames the woman for not telling her earlier that the surgery was medical. The woman receives support from her friends, who are also outraged by the girlfriend's behavior.

NTA, OP's 'friend' had no right to her medical information.

seriouslaser | seriouslaser

NTA shuts down judgmental plastic surgery shamer 🙌

StuffTasty | StuffTasty

Support for plastic surgery and calling out shaming behavior 💪✨

whynousernamelef | whynousernamelef

Plastic surgery can be a medical necessity and that's no one's business 💉

riano25 | riano25

Woman shuts down nosy friend who shamed her over surgery 💪

Servantofbosco | Servantofbosco

Body shaming is unacceptable. NTA for standing up for yourself.

indigo_oblivion | indigo_oblivion

Empowerment at its finest 💪🏼 You do you, boo!

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Fierce clapback! 🔥 NTA shuts down public shamer 💪

Nay_nay267 | Nay_nay267

Commenter calls out hypocrisy in plastic surgery shaming. 👀

madginny6666 | madginny6666

Defending cosmetic choices with NTA verdict 💉

vaguelyambiguous1 | vaguelyambiguous1

Friend shames woman over botox misunderstanding. NTA claps back 💁‍♀️

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When a public call-out backfires 😬 #NTA

4614065 | 4614065

Don't dish it out if you can't take it 🤷‍♀️

Frostitute_85 | Frostitute_85

Discovering a rare genetic condition and finding support in a community 🦄

HappyG | HappyG

Supportive comment defending woman's plastic surgery decision. 👍

chunkeymunkeyandrunt | chunkeymunkeyandrunt

Friend publicly shamed commenter for getting Botox, NTA for standing up.

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Botox isn't just for cosmetic purposes! NTA for educating.

naranghim | naranghim

Standing up against plastic surgery shaming 💪

Snorlax5000 | Snorlax5000

When the tables turn 😏⚡

ThoroughlySane | ThoroughlySane

Clap back at Botox shamer with grace and confidence 😎

TeeKaye28 | TeeKaye28

Mind your own business! Don't be a soapbox preacher 🙅

IsisArtemii | IsisArtemii

Defending yourself against a hypocritical bully 🛡️

Skippy2716 | Skippy2716

Commenter thinks the woman is at fault. 🤔

whereisthetvchanger | whereisthetvchanger

Body autonomy is important. You do you, boo! 💪

Dreamtune-Symphony | Dreamtune-Symphony

Occupational therapist gives helpful advice for trigger finger treatment 💪

boomgarden26 | boomgarden26

Don't let toxic friends bring you down. You're NTA!

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Don't judge others for their appearance choices. NTA 👏

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Commenter declares 'Not the a**hole!' in plastic surgery article.

bookish1313 | bookish1313

Commenter defends OP against unnecessary criticism, supports success. 🙌

pennywhistlesmoonpie | pennywhistlesmoonpie

No assholes here! Share your thoughts with kindness 😊

Poison-walker3 | Poison-walker3

Defending a misunderstood joke, NTA handles it gracefully 🤝

dcoleski | dcoleski

Setting the record straight, publicly. 👍

Mama_Odie | Mama_Odie

Mind your own business 💁‍♀️

everythingisfine98 | everythingisfine98

Lesson learned: mind your own business and avoid drama 🤐

Snoo_59080 | Snoo_59080

A wholesome comment with a sage advice 😊

Comprehensive-City46 | Comprehensive-City46

Standing up to a passive-aggressive bully. You go, girl! 💪

PaperOperator | PaperOperator

Woman shamed for plastic surgery misunderstanding, NTA for setting boundaries 🚫💉

Gralb_the_muffin | Gralb_the_muffin

Setting boundaries is important, even with friends. 🙅‍♀️

NeverSeenMeBe4 | NeverSeenMeBe4

Stand up for yourself! 🙌 Response justified in public shaming.

littlepinkgrowl | littlepinkgrowl

Standing up for oneself against body shaming 💪

Oksummer4323 | Oksummer4323

Botox is a medical treatment, not just for vanity. 👏

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Supporting someone's right to plastic surgery. NTA ❤️💪

CouldBeGayer333 | CouldBeGayer333

Stand your ground! 🙌 NTA for refusing to talk privately.

seba_make | seba_make

Publicly bringing up plastic surgery leads to justified call out 💉

athynz | athynz

Quick thinking could have avoided plastic surgery shame 😅

Sunbroking | Sunbroking

Supportive comment, defending right to medical privacy. 💪

AliKnits28 | AliKnits28

Supportive response to plastic surgery judgment with positive wishes 🙌

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Breaking stigma around medical procedures. Go, you! 💪

SnowFox84 | SnowFox84

Standing up for oneself against body shaming. NTA 👏👏

melympia | melympia

Commenter defends OP from snarky plastic surgery shamer 💪

OkAcanthocephala8049 | OkAcanthocephala8049

You don't owe anyone an explanation for your choices 💪

Throwaway41790a | Throwaway41790a

No apologies needed! 🙅‍♀️

Professional-Art4303 | Professional-Art4303

Wish her well and cut the ties. 💪 #NTA

MurkyDetective6020 | MurkyDetective6020

Remaining calm and changing the topic can drive difficult people crazy 😒

KitKat4816 | KitKat4816

Empathetic response shuts down ableist comment 🙏

FusRoYeet | FusRoYeet

Supportive comment defends Botox and privacy 🙌

BroadElderberry | BroadElderberry

Privacy matters. NTA stands up to nosy and pushy acquaintance.

Crafty_Dragon_roll | Crafty_Dragon_roll

Body-shaming is never okay. NTA for standing up for yourself.

NappingIsMyJam | NappingIsMyJam

Standing up for yourself and your health choices 💪

Bookluster | Bookluster

Don't mess with the Botox! Shutting down a pushy busybody 😎

idrow1 | idrow1

Clap back with class. NTA stands up for themselves 👏

Minimum-Dragonfruit | Minimum-Dragonfruit

Friend's jealousy over plastic surgery prank goes too far 😒

Schnook_B_Wook | Schnook_B_Wook

Standing up to public shamers. You're not the a**hole 🙌

butwhoisjasmine | butwhoisjasmine

Public shaming backfires on woman with plastic surgery. 😱

DevelopmentArrested1 | DevelopmentArrested1

Friend shames woman for medical treatment, commenters support her decision 👍

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Public shaming backfires, commenter defends NTA with sarcasm 👏

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