Cosmetic Surgery Addiction
Who cares if Cody does not like me because I am not as attractive as Elizabeth. Like it bothers
me if that woman with bigger breast got the role I wanted in the play. What’s inside is all that
matters, right? A person can repeat this as many times as he or she likes, but the denial will
somehow carry one right back to the harsh reality. No matter how hard we try society looks at
beauty before brains. I am going to tell you the truth why people become addicted to plastic
Just ten short years ago thirty-three hundred thousand Americans had plastic surgery
procedures just in this year alone that number has increased to over six million. The alarming the
three hundred thirty thousand of those surgeries were performed on teens eighteen and under.
The increase in extreme makeover shows may be directly the cause of the increase in surgeries.
Mass media has created a social mirror that millions of women want to be perfect in the
eyes of society, the blame for plastic surgery addiction in today’s society.
Many people may ask why the increase in plastic surgeries in young teens. The answer is
a simple one, the pressures of society have made it acceptable for parents to seek out ways
for their children to feel better about their appearance. Most of the parents allowing
their children to have unnecessary cosmetic surgeries also have issues with their own
The increase in reality shows like Extreme Makeover where people go and have
multiple surgeries and change their whole appearance to look beautiful as to societies
standards. So You Want a Famous Face is another show which is on MTV, so it
targets a younger audience. The people go on and have cosmetic surgery to look like a
famous person. Swan, is another show where the person goes and has extensive cosmetic
surgeries to look beautiful because society has made them think they are not beautiful
enough to be something. The people who go on these shows have feeling of being
worthless because they fell they are not as beautiful as society standards so they go and
have multiple surgeries at one time to change there whole outer shell. This is a problem
because these people are wonderful people but think they are not because they don’t look
like the beautiful people you see everyday on television.
When we are small children it starts as girls we are given Barbie dolls to play with
this long legged skinny doll that models how society says we should look. Barbie
could not possibly play sports she has if she could even walk her body in apportioned
and has not body fat or buttocks. Little girls don’t know this and they think this is the
right way to look as a teen causing them to seek out ways to achieve this they turn to
cosmetic surgery. Most women suffer form lower self image than men. We are all raised
with media, dolls, and parents who place high expectations of perfection on our lives.
We strive to look beautiful by seeking cosmetic surgery to make us perfect.
A person of course wants to be the best among their peers. A way to do this these
days are to have plastic surgery. In order to shape your body to be perfect it has become
acceptable to have a nip here or a tuck there instead of working hard and obtain this
through exercise. People have seen celebrities have surgeries to create a more perfect
form. So now more people seek out these surgeries to improve their appearance in front
People often have cosmetic surgery for one of two major reasons or both of them;
those are curing natural deformities and improving their appearance. Such a kind of
surgery should not be an easily associable one for many people for several reasons.
Cosmetic surgery if done once, twice maybe three times cannot be lived without. Over
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