Beauty is known to us as something that cannot be awarded a clear definition. And yet, women all over the world feel immense pressure to look a certain way to be considered beautiful. People are inclined to have desire for self improvement, with societal pressures and media influence, women can easily feel insecure about their natural features. Beautiful women and ideal bodies are thrown at us in various mediums from magazines, television, advertisements, and the like. To feel attractive is an important part of self esteem that women across the globe take very seriously. While a certain standard of beauty has always been a powerful measure of a woman’s worth in society, the ability to achieve it has become more accessible through the normalization and availability of surgical methods. Plastic surgery, also known as cosmetic surgery, has a plethora of purposes when altering a human body. Some forms of plastic surgery involve victims who have become disfigured in an accident, while others simply want their nose to be shaped differently. Medical technology and advancement in the cosmetic surgery field has opened up doors for almost any augmentation someone may wish to have on their body. It seems easy for people to find flaws in their physical appearance when one looks at the variety of surgeries available and the convenience of these procedures. People were not always able to have their flaws surgically transformed. It is strange in today’s society to consider a time when people lived with the natural features they were born with, and did not have much room to question their appearance. Money has been poured into advancing medical technology, and cosmetic surgery has advanced rapidly since it became prevalent. People want the best of the best when it comes to anything medical, this does not fall short of including plastic surgery. In order to determine how this shift towards reliance on cosmetic augmentation came about, and how it reflects...
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