Cosmetic Cocaine: Representations And Medicalization Of The Body, By Cristina Odone
this based off of a woman who admits she is addicted to plastic surgery. The woman states that no matter how many warnings and regulations the government has in place, it is not going to stop someone from having cosmetic surgery. Our culture adores wrinkle free foreheads, and tight buttocks. She has been warned that “you’re taking a risk every time you go under the knife”. She calls her addiction her “high of choice”, and knows the surgeons and manufacturers will keep supplying her because it is a 2.2 billion dollar industry. Due to botched surgeries and health risks, the government wants to make sure patients know the risks prior to surgery. Based on the growing numbers and increased revenue, the government 's warnings are not being heeded.
Based on these sources, the conclusion I have come to is plastic surgery can most definitely be an addiction. I did not find the surgeons arguments convincing. It appears that it is such a large money making industry that the surgeons do not want to call it an addiction because of the negative connotations. I would have to believe the source that has experienced the addiction