I agree that "Cosmetic Surgery serves only the needs of the vain"
Cosmetic Surgery Part 1 - Agreeing That Cosmetic Surgery Serves Only The Needs of The Vain
Cosmetic Surgery is designed to improve and enhance one's body and looks. People who go for cosmetic surgery are normal and healthy people like you and me. One of their main reason is to have a better personal image.
Therefore, I agree to a large extent that cosmetic surgery serves only the needs of the vain. Most people are curious about their looks and are bothered by it. Through cosmetic surgery, they are able to obtain the "perfect" looks they desire. Most people are pleased with themselves after going through cosmetic surgery. This is supported by a website entitled "Why do people get cosmetic surgery?". On that particular site, it states that in between the year 1992 and 1998 alone, the number of cosmetic surgery procedures held in the United States alone has increased by more than one hundred and fifty percent [150%].
Cosmetic surgery is most popular in the californication world/land of Hollywood, where countless of actors and actresses go for cosmetic surgery to improve their looks. By doing so, they will eventually get the most possible wanted attention of the media and paparazzi and thus achieve the fame and glory. This is one of the reason which drives actors and actresses to go through cosmetic surgery. To quote, one such of an example, is the infamous singer, the father of pop, "Michael Jackson" himself. He went through a full dosmetic surgery.
Unfortunately, the trend is soon spreading to the general population. Fans who idolise their favourite actors and actresses will start following in their footsteps to look like their idols. With more actors and actresses going for cosmetic surgery and improving their looks, the standard of beauty has increased and become a lot harsher for everyone.
Magazines, newspapers, bulletins and television shows showcase "beautiful" people and this adds to the pressure to make one's self look like Hollywood image. Thus, beauty is like a competition among women today. Everyone wants to be the prettiest in town. Therefore, cosmetic surgery is seen as a way to achieve this. This is because, cosmetic surgery can let a person possess youthful and pleasant looks. Nobody wants to look old nowadays.
Others go for cosmetic surgery to be accepted in a group. Let's say that a girl wants to be popular and be accepted into the popular group, she has to look good. People like her who desires attention will go to all odds to get what they want.
With affordable and convenient air travel [also thanks to the introduction of budget airlines too], this is no longer a major consideration as countries such as Thailand, are now able to offer the same procedure at half the cost. With the decreasing price rate of cosmetic surgery, more people are starting to go for it. Not for the medical reason but mainly to enhance their body either for competition, acceptance or attention.
Therefore, I agree to a large extent that cosmetic surgery serves only the needs of the vain.
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