Is Cosmetic Surgery Becoming Too Normalized? Essay

1043 Words Dec 15th, 2016 5 Pages
You will never be the ideal image of beauty. What defines beauty is forever changing. The 20th century’s boom in electronics and entertainment helped form an egotistical era. Social media platforms such as facebook, twitter, instagram, and youtube produced new fads and trends that manipulate society into following. These platforms have targeted people’s insecurities to make them believe that they need to be fixed so they can feel accepted by society. Self improvement is never a bad thing but, nowadays self improvement means cosmetic surgery. However, is cosmetic surgery becoming too normalized? Cosmetic surgery has been around for a very long time but it hasn’t been a problem until now since people are becoming so open about it. Cosmetic surgery is a worldwide problem and social media is feeding the frenzy. This problem is not only affecting women but it is also affecting men and the minds of the younger generation. This controversial situation needs to be confronted with proof of how harmful cosmetic surgery is before it becomes immensely unstable. Social Media’s Influence We have always been fantasized by the lives of those who are successful, especially those who are attractive. Television and films introduced us to celebrities. These people are put on a peddle stool to be admired and envied from those who can only fantasize about being them. Over the years we have involved ourselves into every aspect of a celebrity’s life with the interviews from a talk show or…

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