Right now, there are more cosmetic surgeries available to people than ever before. It makes sense, as the pressure and influence that social media is having on people means there is more pressure to look perfect and take the perfect selfie than ever before. It can be argued that a large part of the perfection on social media is a result of photo editing and filters, however, as people strive to reach the same perfection in real life, cosmetic surgeries stand at the forefront of achieving such appearances.
Surprisingly, more people are opting for cosmetic surgeries in comparison to plastic surgeries. Cosmetic surgeries focus on the enhancement of current features in comparison to plastic surgery, which aims to completely reconstruct the desired area of your body.
If you are wondering why they have become so popular over the last 10 years, here are some of our explanations:
There are a lot of reasons why cosmetic surgery has become the norm for people to have. One of them is the high reliance and addiction to social media platforms, in which we are not only seeing ourselves more, but we view others and the attributes they have. If we look back 30 years ago, we would only see high-profile celebrities in magazines and television, but now we are exposed to millions of people just like us. Therefore it is easy to get into the habit of comparing.
Also, cosmetic and plastic surgery was frowned upon 30 years ago, and if people had work done, they would refrain from making the admission. Now, social media has made such bodily and facial changes accepted and also encouraged to meet society’s ever-changing beauty standards.
The days of having no option but to accept your insecurities are over, and people now opt for fixing their insecurities to meet their standards of beauty or the standards of those they seek approval from. Such procedures have done wonders for people’s confidence, and many celebrities and influencers base the success they have found on the surgeries they underwent. Of course, the healthiest option is always to accept and love yourself in your skin, however, it can’t be denied that others have found better life satisfaction from such transformations.
Everyone has their reasons for opting for specific cosmetic surgeries, and these are just some of the most popular ones that can see seen in mainstream media today:
Our noses are one of the most noticeable features of our face, and for those people who have disliked their noses for a long time, nose jobs, also known as rhinoplasty, have been their godsend. Rhinoplasty aims to overall reshape the nose and bring it to a more proportional shape to the face. Rhinoplasty has even been used to improve the breathing of some people who had been born with nostril breathing problems. Therefore, they have been beneficial for more than just aesthetic purposes.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, has also been a new cosmetic surgery taking the aesthetic scene by storm. The overall aim is to reduce the access or skin that some people have on their eyelids due to puffiness or wrinkles. This includes the skin above and below the eye that potentially droops due to genetics or age. The after-effect is a much younger appearance of the face and is effectively used for anti-aging effects.
On the different end of the cosmetic spectrum, dental cosmetic surgery is more popular than ever, especially now such surgeries as dental implants are accessible to everyone. Having teeth insecurities is difficult to deal with, especially when some teeth are missing or you have had poor surgeries in the past. People are now opting to get full dental implants to achieve the ‘Hollywood’ smile that we see all over Instagram. Although these procedures can be costly, there are many affordable extensions of dental implants, such as composite bonding and simple tooth caps on only the most prominent of teeth.
Forehead lifts are on the rise to also achieve anti-aging effects. The objectives of forehead lifts are similar to facelifts, smoothing any creasing and drooping of the face whilst correcting the creasing and giving a more elevated look. People opt for forehead lifts even when they are in their 20s if their skin has the appearance of fine lines and imperfections. Social media has encouraged people to start such anti-aging surgeries when they are young in an attempt to minimize such problems when they are older.
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