It appears that the pursuit of beauty is no longer a fad. However, getting too much plastic surgery is becoming increasingly a caution of warnings. What we are doing to ourselves is purely misleading to our self-worth. Several months ago, actress Heidi Montag announced that she had 10 cosmetic procedures done in one day and just recently more enlarged breast implants. When you see Heidi Montag on television again, you may ask yourselves, whose that.
The problems I’ve noticed is the enormous abuse of plastic surgery used has a quick fix solution for unhappiness, an empty dating life, being over 40, moving up the corporate giant ladder landing a major lead role on TV, peer pressure from an insulting remark or continous attention. Some people just feel that its a necessity to completely fall under societies influential spell in order to be accepted on their terms.
Making critical decisions to go under the knife can be very risky and dangerous when ineffectively done by an unqualified, uncompetent surgeon. Their are stories about patients who have been severly burned due to laser treatments. Also, experienced botched botox injections and face lifts leaving certain women with facial nerve injuries. Addiction to cosmetic enhancements is now sort of the popular norm, but its suffocating and wrecking us personally and socially. We are worried about what others think all the time, constantly trying to live up to a standard kind of beauty that clearly doesn’t exist. Plus, always unsatisfied with the final results while still searching out for more surgery.
However, cosmetic surgery can deliver a promising miracle gift to those who were victims of domestic abuse. This is an organization where doctors help women for free by giving them back their lives and erasing the past. Operation Smile involves a group of volunteer physicians who go overseas to perform surgery on poor children with facial deformities whose parents can’t really afford it.
Being surgically enhanced is certainly a given right and choice if we only just be careful not to get stretched so far that we appear unknown to family and friends. Before proceeding further, research and do crucial background checks on potiential plastic surgeons to find out if their board certified because their are plenty of fake unsuspecting quacks to go around. We should refocus on important matters that don’t define us in a bowl, like discovering a new career, starting a business, volunteering, and telling your mirror everyday, I love you.
Getting a nose job, tummy tuck, cheek implants, chemical peels, etc can only lift our confidence as high as it will go, but fixing the inside problems is when we can truly prevail. Because you only live life once.