Plastic Surgery Benefits
Social media is dominating people’s leisure time and being used globally. All forms of beauty are shared around the world by the internet. Technology has created a new era. It has made this generation’s beauty community unique because distant places can influence its style. Before the information age, beauty was unique to isolated communities due to not having social media outlets to influence trends. Exposure of all types of beauty is great. However, access to it has created increased insecurities. With society’s pressure to be seen as attractive, many individuals are using plastic surgery to change their appearance. The high demand for cosmetic procedures, has made the medical field go into high gear to create innovations to keep up with demand. The industry has come a long way over the years and now making the body modifications difficult to detect. Plastic surgery is not only transforming appearances but people’s confidence and happiness as well.
Appearance plays a major rule on how people treat one another. The entertainment industry promotes high standards of beauty. In the 21st century, beauty advertisements are everywhere, giving constant reminders of ideals for an attractive appearance. “Likes” on social media posts contribute to some individual’s insecurities, making them want to get as much positive feedback as possible. Social media is international and people can’t help to compare likes and looks. Throughout the years, technology has also advanced the number of surgeries being performed. On the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website, they stated, “Since 2000, overall procedures have risen 115 percent.” Social acceptance and client trust is also being shown with the increase in surgical procedures. Success in the cosmetic enhancement industry is making people more willing to attempt to fix their body-image issues that restrict them from living their life confidently.
Plastic surgery has a large price tag, but self-esteem is something money cannot buy. Insecurities are something that everyone has. Insecurities for some people can take over their life. Insecurities make people afraid to take opportunities. The individual may stay in the background because their insecurities are difficult to overcome. It’s important to love ourselves, and at times that can mean fixing the things that bother us the most. In the Lifestyle article, “Plastic Surgery boosts happiness, self-esteem for those without ‘unreasonable’ expectations” by Paul Sullivan, reviews the Clinical Psychological Science plastic surgery test. Sullivan stated that, “In the latest study, the psychologists tested the patients before surgery, as well as three, six and 12 months afterwards. Compared to those who had chosen not to have plastic surgery, the patients who opted for surgery “felt healthier, were less anxious, had developed more self-esteem and found the operated body feature in particular, but also their body as a whole, more attractive.” Plastic surgery wouldn’t be popular if it didn’t transform people’s lives.
Surgery is not a minor thing and should always be thoroughly thought out. At times, there are complications undergoing and living with a surgical procedure. The client interested undergoing an enhancement should be fully aware of all the complications that come with surgery. If surgical improvements out way the possible implications, the patient should always make that they are doing it for themselves and not someone else. Surgery may not be for every person. However, it could be a positive life changing event for another.