Media Influence On Cosmetic Surgery

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Plastic surgery can be subdivided or called a variety of different names. Most common plastic surgeries are the ones that benefit birth defects. However, voluntary cosmetic surgeries are becoming more and more common. There are many factors that lead to the increase in the number of cosmetic surgeries. The media has a large influence over the way people see themselves, mainstream media pushes an unrealistic expectation on women’s appearance that can lead to damaging outcomes and many plastic surgeons don 't tell of all the risks.
Media shows women as what “society thinks” they should be and that cosmetic surgery is the answer. The marketing of cosmetic surgery in women 's magazines is ever increasing. The media 's influence on cosmetic surgery first became explicit when articles wrote about cosmetic surgery as a way to attain these idealized images portrayed in magazines and now television shows. Media shows the ideal women to be young and skinny. Media encourages women to regard their own appearance as deficient and in need of media "correction". Youthfulness and beauty have been pushed by Glamour, Vogue, and Maxim, as well as shows like Nip/Tuck, Extreme Makeover, and The Swan. Research shows that physically attractive people are more likely to benefit socially, psychologically, and economically than unattractive people. The
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Media has a strong influence in today’s society with all the television programs and magazines. Media portrays the “ideal” women to be pretty, young, and thin, but with large boobs and butt. These ideals are not realistic for the average women. Because of all the available resources to media plastic surgeons are able to put out good messages about cosmetic surgery being able to help obtain the “ideal” body that media portrays, however without relaying all the risks to the people, and this can lead to very damaging

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