Plastic Surgery, What Does it Say About Society?
For many, the bikini season means one thing: anxiety over what can be done about a body that has
surreptitiously expanded under a winter wardrobe of thick sweaters and black tights. This is also a
season for fashion magazines to publish all the new plastic surgery developments for those unsatisfied
with their bodies. Diets and rigorous exercise are the mainstream options. But for those with several
thousand dollars to spend, plastic surgery can mean body morphing without the effort.
It used to be that if you didn't like your body, you went on a diet, and if you didn't like your face you
put on make-up. Not any more. Today, an enormous industry stands ready to suck the fat from you
thighs, create breasts to fit your fantasies, move your brows, enlarge your lips, iron your wrinkles, and
reverse the forces of gravity. Gradually more and more people are opting for cosmetic surgery.