Plastic Surgery Essay
More than ever, millions of young adolescents are seeking out plastic surgery because the influence of the media. Teenagers are finding more imperfections with their body and are less and less satisfied with their appearance. President Scott Spear, MD, chief of plastic surgery says, "There's a common belief among the public that a large percentage of young adults and teens are having cosmetic surgery" (Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week). Despite the low percentage, young adults are considering getting face-lifts, breast implants, nose jobs, and liposuction. Advancements in technology have made it possible to receive these kinds of cosmetic procedures. Studies have shown that the …show more content…
Obviously, shows such as The Swan and I Want a Famous Face aim for high ratings, however, the media is teaching young adults that changing their physical appearance is acceptable and it is more important to be happy with your looks. Basically, if an individual does not look like the next Tyra Banks, it is acceptable to spend hundreds of dollars to look like a swan. Most of the participants on The Swan feel as if by going through cosmetic surgery it will make them feel better about themselves.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, "more than eight million people underwent cosmetic surgery in 2003, up thirty three percent from the year before" (Shute 52). Cosmetic surgery is available to just about anyone that is willing to be in debt and has some free time for recovery. For instance, Phyllis