Effects Of Cosmetic Surgery On Young Women

1213 Words5 Pages
Cosmetic surgery has become such a worldwide trend. Most often, those who are seeking to alter their appearance believe they will feel better about themselves if they change the one thing they don’t like about their appearance. More often than not, it’s not just one thing people would like to change about themselves, there’s many parts of their body they wish were thinner, toned or more polished. After cosmetic surgery, I don’t think everyone who has something done is happy with the outcome. Even those who are happy might only be feeling instant gratification from the drastic change which occurred and might feel the need to have more procedures done.

A large part of today’s society is very impressionable. With the media and social media at every corner, from supermarket shelves to your very own phone, the media has a way of influencing how we live our daily lives. Amongst everyone, young women are the most impressionable, this contributing to the rise in “[e]lective cosmetic surgeries, particularly breast implant surgeries among young women, have risen steadily since the year 2000” (Stephanie E. Moser, and Leona S. Aiken, n.pag.). Young women often find themselves comparing themselves to models in magazines or even to their close peers, social media being the hub for anyone to upload images onto social network sites like twitter, facebook, instagram, and so on. Seeing all these things often leaves these teens feeling as if they’re not up to par with society’s standards,
Get Access