Plasic Surgery: a Drastic Increase

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Major advances in plastic surgery would not begin until the twentieth century when there was a high demand for facial reconstruction of the military soldiers after World War One (WWI). This necessity for plastic surgery brought an entire new meaning to reconstruction surgery and soon plastic surgery became a medical field of its own. It was not until the 1960’s when modern plastic surgery began to take shape into becoming the grand industry it is today. Doctors created a substance called silicon that was used in nearly any part of the body to reconstruct or fix imperfections. Soon, mainstream America would become educated on the benefits and the risks of these new medical procedures that could potentially create a flawless and perfect “you”. Plastic surgery is a special type of surgery that can involve changing both a person’s physical appearance and/or their ability to function correctly or better. Plastic surgeons strive to improve both appearance and self-image through reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Reconstructive procedures correct physical defects on the face or body, while cosmetic procedures alter a part of the body that the person is not satisfied with. The rapid increase in plastic surgery in the United States has become a hot trend for people of all ages, sizes, and genders to be like the celebrities, reduce aging appearance, and be more comfortable with their selves all together. Celebrities are idolized images of perfection and beauty. They (celebrities) feel more pressure than anyone else to have the flawless and perfect image, to fit into the ideal perfect man or woman. They are perceived as people who should never look old, or have imperfections because they are famous, well-known, and their pictures are seen everywhere. Because of this pressure, they are constantly urged to undergo more plastic surgery; so that they can be the perfect image

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