In the world of today people are getting more inspired by the artifice rather than the Natural beauty that they are born with. The popularity of Plastic Surgery have been increasing with every passing year and there are more and more people going under the knife to get that perfect look, which is an illusion created by media in the name of fashion. Plastic Surgery is becoming a common practice in countless countries and has taken over the live of many women around the globe. According to Plasticsurgery.org, in just one year (2011-2012), there were “14.6 million cosmetic procedures with 5% increase” from 2011 year in United States only. The entire report can be found on the following link; http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Documents/news-resources/statistics/2012-Plastic-Surgery-Statistics/full-plastic-surgery-statistics-report.pdf
It is true that a lot of people are not happy with the way they look and want to change their appearances in their pursuit of ideal beauty. But is it really the right thing to do, considering the expenses of a cosmetic surgery and the results which are unpredictable. There are many cases in the media, where millions of dollars surgery has failed to produce the desired results but in-fact practically ruined one’s life. But who is responsible for that? Who would you really blame it for: fashion, media, your doctor or your own self? Or would you rather prefer your natural self over artificial or vise versa. It is amazing that, there are numerous quotes that can be found online on this topic, which not only states the side effects of cosmetic surgery but also gives a message to its readers, for example
“That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something…real.” Nin interlocked his fingers, and stretched out his arms. “Real love, real friends, real body parts…”― Jess C. Scott, The Other Side of Life
“The maturing of a woman who has continued to grow is a beautiful thing to behold. Or, if your ad revenue or your seven-figure salary or your privileged sexual status depend on it, it is an operable condition.” ― Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
There are many other interesting facts on the World Wide Web regarding cosmetic surgery, like this article I found on Businessinsider.com, which summarizes that Korea with improvised technology, holds the future of plastic surgery in better, safer and cheaper way. The article also states the interesting facts about Korea’s obsession towards plastic surgery,
“Everyone in Korea wants the same look: Light skin, tiny nose, wide eyes with double lids, and a small face with a V-shaped chin. Koreans get plastic surgery to achieve this idealized look more than any other nation. It’s estimated that one in five women in Seoul has had some type of plastic surgery. Even the 2012 Miss Korea was revealed to have received plastic surgery. Critics claimed that it was an unfair advantage, while Yu-Mi countered, “I never said I was born beautiful.” She kept her crown”.
For more interesting facts with visuals, Here is the link for entire article, http://www.businessinsider.com/korea-is-obsessed-with-plastic-surgery-2013-5?op=1#ixzz2oYPqHZ00
Here is an attention-grabbing image I found on surgery.org
Another interesting article from huffingtonpost.com, about Brazil government paying for its poor citizen plastic surgery expenses, which makes Brazil the second biggest consumer of plastic surgery. Here is the article, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/23/plastic-surgery-brazil-poor_n_1375242.html
As year passing by the phenomena of Plastic surgery is increasing around the globe. In recent episode of the stream on Al Jazeera Chanel, where they discuss Lebanon’s addiction with plastic surgery, In a short description of the show it states that, “Lebanon has long held a reputation for being a regional destination for plastic surgery. But is “going under the knife” changing the face of Lebanese identity? As procedures like nose jobs and tummy tucks become more normalised, what is it about Lebanese society that allows plastic surgery to be so widely accepted? And how does it affect body image issues for men and women?” (Al Jazeera English)
The director of the show Cynthia Ghazali notes “around 1.5 million surgical procedures are performed annually on a population of around 4 million people, making Lebanon a destination for cosmetic surgery.” (Al Jazeera English) Here is Cynthia Ghazali’s short documentary Copy.Cut.Paste on acceptance of Plastic surgery in Lebanon in vast majority.