In The Name Of Beauty: Plastic, Is It So Fantastic?
I’ve noticed more and more, that what was once unconventional or an exception is becoming the norm. This applies to so many things… but few industries can outrank the field of beauty in this regard. For instance, how many of you have done teeth whitening, laser treatments, hair extensions or skin resurfacing – often from the comfort of your own home?
Those are just the common and readily accessible items too. Let’s not forget the botox, fillers, face-lifts, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation or even chin implants that are increasingly available.
I’m not shy to admit it, I do love a little reality tv – which means I’ve seen my fair share of surgical enhancements. I always find it interesting to view the evolution people go through when they become part of a reality show. In the first season, everyone is relatively au natural… welcome Season 2 and the foreheads are firm, the lips are large and the busts are even bigger.
I believe everyone has a right to choose what they do with their body (or anything else for that matter), so I’m really not particularly for, or against it. I’ve thought about things I’d love to change about myself… but would I go through with them? It’s unlikely, for one, I’m terrified of anaesthetic and needles. Plus, I did watch a few episodes of Bridal Plasty and it looked so painful! Although, most people who’ve had something done say they are thrilled and it was worth the temporary discomfort.
Pioneering this trend are celebrity surgery lovers. Hollywood is forever chasing the fountain of youth and in a town where 30 is considered retirement age for many models or actors, people will go to extremes to ward off the dreaded wrinkle. There are those who do it in moderation… and of course there are those who do not. I must say, the more I searched images and looked closely at them – the more unreal or unusual I thought their features became. There’s something to be said for ‘less is more’ when it comes to going under the knife.
From top, left to right: Courtney Cox and Camille Grammer. Before and Afters of: Holly Madison, Megan Fox, Lindsay Lohan, Heidi Montag, Kris Jenner, Cindy Crawford, Alexis Bellino.(Source)
What are your thoughts, is plastic fantastic? Is cosmetic enhancement something you’ve done or would potentially consider in the future? If you’ve had something done, I’d love to know your thoughts on the experience!
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