Cosmetic Surgery And Beauty Standards

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Cosmetic Surgery and Beauty Standards In today’s society, beauty is based on media and what is called a beauty guru. It’s not just what one believes anymore, but what the media portrays. A big beauty influence in today’s media is Kylie Jenner. Not only confessing to having lip fillers, but also launching her makeup brand. The price to pay is steep for those who don’t have the money, but those who can afford it sometimes don’t achieve the look expected. There are those who are born with all the attributes to be considered “beautiful” in today standards. On the other hand, you have those less fortunate that refer to cosmetic surgery in order to fit in. The easiest way to achieve “beauty standards” is by having cosmetic surgery, not to be…show more content…
According to an interview done to Kylie, she states; “It’s just an insecurity of mine and it’s what I wanted to do,” she continues, before adding, “Everyone always picks us apart. I want to admit to the lips, but people are so quick to judge me on everything, so I might have tiptoed around the truth, but I didn’t lie.” (Favicchio 2015) After months of speculation, she finally admits to having lip fillers. Now, how many of us went out and got lip fillers? I would say more than 50% of us, just because a big celebrity had them done. According to the Independent News in UK, lip augmentation increased by a 70% since the celebrity confessed to having lip fillers. (Akbareian 2015) I was born with natural enhanced lips, due to my mom and my dads’ genes. I’d say I was blessed, but it didn’t get noticed until Kylie said so. Everyone asks me if I had them done. Even if I didn’t have such luck, I am so afraid of needles that I don’t think I would get them done. In this case, I don’t really care about self-esteem or self-image. Even if images are plastered all over the media, I am so afraid that it’s a no go for me. Now media can make you or break you, in this case it made Kylie and thanks to making her big, her cosmetic line grew and sold out in a few hours. I myself have liquid lipsticks from her cosmetic line, which I may add are very expensive. The easiest way to achieve “beauty

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