Plastic Surgery Is On The Rise

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Jordan Parham
Mrs. Torres
November 13, 2015

A Hideous Trend

Liposuction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty: plastic surgery is on the rise. Without even realizing it, young children, specifically girls, are taught by movies like Cinderella that they should prize beauty. Society continuously values beauty as people of different races and cultures have gone to extremes just for this elegance: from Chinese foot-binding to inflexible corsets from the Victorian times. While plastic surgery existed in ancient times, only recently has it been accepted by the majority of modern day society. Thousands of hard-earned dollars each year are used for these very elaborate surgeries. This increase of money in plastic surgeons’ pockets results from the desire of having a perfect life, wanting a younger look, and social media influences. As society itself becomes more and more obsessed with the idea of perfection and no human having any flaw, females feel the pressure of correcting any flaw on their bodies. This idea becomes reinforced in reality television shows, advertisements, magazines, and newspapers. In advertisements, rarely does someone see another person with a crooked nose or a wrinkled face. Rather, these people typically have a straight nose, full face, and a slim body. Somewhere in the past few decades, humans have equated the perfect body with the perfect life. A study completed at the University of Texas by Daniel Hamermesh suggested that attractive people are

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