Is plastic surgery part of everyday life now?
Plastic surgery has come a long way in recent years. The procedures have been perfected and are not as expensive as they once were, and extensive advertising and media exposure makes the idea seem more mainstream.
Which begs the question, is plastic surgery part of everyday life now?
Fifty years ago, if a woman didn’t like the way her face looked, she may invest in expensive creams or heavier makeup. If she thought her breasts were too small, she might shop for a padded bra. These days, many women are going right for plastic surgery.
“Today, it seems when young women don’t like something about their face or body, the solution is no longer make-up or a push up bra, it’s getting ‘work done’”
In fact, the total number of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States by plastic surgeons has more than doubled since 1997
Interestingly, the major surgeries such as facelifts aren’t as popular as they once were, but the less invasive procedures, such as Botox and injectables are on the rise. What’s more, the women who are participating in this trend are getting younger and younger to offset the premature stages of aging.
It helps that many cosmetic procedures are quite affordable, but they are also temporary. Over time, this habit can definitely put a dent in the budget. But that doesn’t seem to be slowing us down.
I’m not quite sure what to think about this trend. The other night, I opened an at-home anti-aging laser device that I had purchased, and my 11-year-old daughter asked me what it is for. When I told her, she scrunched up her nose and said, “Mom, is that thing safe? I don’t think that’s a good idea. I think you’re beautiful just the way you are.”
Ah, the innocence of youth.
What is your opinion? Should we learn to be comfortable in our own skin with its natural imperfections, or should we feel free to take advantage of these new technologies that allow us to correct the parts of our bodies that we don’t like so much?
Are plastic surgery procedures and cosmetic treatments becoming the norm? Is that okay? Weigh in and tell us what you think!