It’s everywhere. The frenzy of plastic surgery has swept the floor in the last ten years like never before.
The want to fix your nose a bit, buy new pair of boobs, uplifting that chin slightly high, and to pucker them lips a little more; is seen catching up like a forest fire. When asked, every other person can pinpoint to at least one body part they would like to refurbish.
But why is this need to reconstruct is spreading like an epidemic? And does this even assist in boosting the overall happiness of a person?
It’s a question worth asking when everyone around you is monkey bananas to go under the needle and even you have gone on the internet to check out the dent it puts in your wallet.
But first and foremost as a reader of this article you should be aware that ‘your body; your choice’ and no matter what- You do you.
While some believe that these aesthetic procedures are deeply rooted in the societal perception of beauty and archaic stereotypes of femininity and masculinity, others might vouch for it and say these actually help in boosting self-confidence and solving body issues. It’s a shady subjective area and can’t be applied as one shoe fits all.
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It’s important to note that most cosmetic surgeries aren’t invasive enough to pose dire physical complications; there is always a hidden psychological danger that can have long term effects in your life.
The demand for these injections fusioned beauty procedures wasn’t in the mainstream life of every Tom Dick and Harry until social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter entered homes (or plates if we count #foodporn).
The idealization of cosmetic surgeries started when Celebrities started causally share their surgical journeys with their fans and creased that in order to be beautiful minor adjustments here and there aren’t harmless. The selfie culture along with tons of filters cutting your face shape and giving you dog ears also adds fuel to the fire.
But many kinds of research and studies done points on how Post-surgical happiness is only skin-deep and many patients aren’t fully satisfied even when the procedure was a success. That’s because dissatisfaction originates from the patient’s feelings of inadequacy that can’t be resolved through surgery.
It’s like gambling or a trip to the casino where just getting one win or one surgery isn’t enough. It’s the never-ending rabbit hole from Alice in Wonderland. Don’t fall for it so much that you do end up like the evil queen- all red, big and puffy.
It’s a mental dissatisfaction with how we look and a glamorous nip and tuck isn’t going to solve the issue of self-esteem, Surgery or no surgery.
In the world full of visual appeal, self-improvement is the invisible surgery you need. No matter how you look or how you perceive yourself or how many adjustments you have done to boost yourself, the only person you need to impress is yourself.
“You are allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress, simultaneously.” –Sophia Bush
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