All About Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery has become a successful business, as men and women employ more and more extreme tools in order to reach the ever more ubiquitous image of perfection that torments us. Sometimes it seems as if the small town of Hollywood have been constructed entirely out of plastic in a conspiracy to make the rest of us feel like ogres. And in a world where beauty is a highly valued currency is not surprising that many of us succumb. And while plastic surgery is not bad in itself, is still an invasive procedure as dangerous as any other type of surgery, and should not be taken lightly. But if the growing number of people who choose surgery every year is anything to go by, then surgery is becoming the quick fix of the masses.

But if something needs to be repaired, it is certainly a society where people undergo risky surgery in order to feel good about themselves. We are proud of the progress that we as a society at any given time, and while attractiveness has historically always been of value, is not it time that we rebel against the status of beauty as the main currency in our society? But beauty is more powerful than ever, and together with our enormous technological knowledge, we are in a time when we have the tools to look almost exactly as we wish.

Perhaps the world of ‘The Stepford Wives’ is not really that far. As people make appointments daily for surgery to make him seem like someone else, we risk losing our individuality to a cult that simply wants us all the same. They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it seems that as time passes, we are all beginning to see through one blighted eye. What will we do once we are all ultimately fairer? Maybe then we’ll start to look a little deeper. Or perhaps our idea of beauty will change, as it has plenty of time in history, and everyone will start again Jeff Laki is the founder of a website providing information on cosmetic surgery.