It is said and also known that natural beauty is usually the best. One must try to be comfortable the most in their own skin. Perfection is severely overrated and imperfection is majorly underrated. However, the increase in the number of people wanting to look beautiful or better than their current look is opposing this seemingly just an idealistic notion. The quest and need for the physical evolvement and enhancement are not stopped till any particular gender, age or ethnicity. Although the cosmetic plastic surgery industry is still female dominated, a significant rise in the number of male participants recently has been seen. According to the latest Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, a total of 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures including both surgical & minimally invasive treatments were performed back in 2016 which is almost 30% more than the previous year. But apparently what has topped in the cosmetic plastic surgery category has to be double eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty with both men and women. These categories along with the very known and popular facelift, liposuction and breast increment for women and chest diminution for men.
Why are people more inclining towards Plastic surgery?
There are many social shaming and stigmas that sometimes force people who have undergone such surgeries to hide it. More so often they are treated as outsiders who just want to be the definition of perfect and are too self-obsessed. However, a lot of the population that is ridiculed for undergoing a surgery has to do it for some reasons other than just enhancing or giving a boost to their looks.
Sometimes, the same people shaming others of “how bad they look” physically are the same people to ridicule them for undergoing a cosmetic plastic surgery to “enhance their look”. They are often seen telling them that they can never be as “perfect” as others no matter how much they try. In reality, these people are nothing more than bullies who either take privileges in looking down upon people or do so to satisfy them and ensure their “superiority”.
Plastic Surgery: A cure to bullying?
A new Canadian-based startup, PlasticSpot, in the plastic surgery and beauty space is trying to solve the issue of bullying and discrimination. They are currently servicing a few cities in Canada, including Vancouver and Toronto and have a vision for the future of zero discrimination throughout society. For those who are victims of such bullies, undergoing surgery is more than just an appearance enhancement to them. It is the repairing and upliftment of the broken and downtrodden self-esteem and self-image.
For men, sometimes any sports injuries that have left any kind of mark on their face or some serious harm are one of the reasons for them to undergo cosmetic plastic surgery. Some of the more unfortunate ones go through serious and extensive cosmetic surgeries after facing more fatal injuries. However, we are not saying that males are not the victim to bullying.
However, this does not alter or pulls a curtain on those people who undergo cosmetic plastic surgery for much lesser serious reasons than those mentioned above. Some people, undergo cosmetic surgeries to improve their body image, much younger look or maybe sometimes to seek their partner’s validation.
Psychological effects of cosmetic plastic surgery
Some people feel extremely bad about their body. Check out this video by Only Human:
The psychological effect after having a cosmetic surgery can be both positive and negative depending mainly upon the people who have undergone the process. The positive psychological effect as observed and told by the researchers have mainly been the positive self-body image, the higher rate of self-confidence, feeling much better about themselves, lessen anxiety, healthier and finding themselves much more attractive.
However, this is not the case for all of those who underwent the same process. Sometimes, controversies happen when undergoing a cosmetic surgery. Some of the people who underwent surgery were just unsatisfied with their looks post surgery and would much rather now suggest going for therapy rather than surgeries.
So, if you would want to undergo a plastic cosmetic surgery or not is completely your decision but must be based on facts that things can go wrong, the process is not always rain and sunshine!