Should Plastic Surgery Be More Popular Than Ever Before? Essays

1099 Words Nov 19th, 2015 5 Pages
There are more than seven billion people in this world and according to recent studies almost forty percent of teenagers have thought about participating in some sort of plastic surgery. In addition to that study, over 200,000 teenagers have actually received work. According to Zuckerman, more than 236,000 of those procedures were to people between the ages of 13 and 19. So the question is why do teens suddenly have the desire to have a procedure done? Plastic surgery has created an unreasonable standard for females which has caused self esteem to plummet in teenagers throughout America. Cosmetic surgery has become more popular than ever before. Surgery has forced females into thinking that perfect is normal, it has given teens false hope about the feeling after the procedure, and Hollywood has led young females into believing plastic surgery is really no big deal. The thought of plastic surgery stems from the desire to reach perfection. A perfect person simply does not exist, but doctors seem to get extremely close to creating what our world would consider a flawless human. Styler, therapist at the Caron Foundation in Philadelphia says, “A teen’s appearance is how they determine their social acceptability,” (Ryan). Being a teenager is hard enough, but on top of every day social lives girls still make time to compare their bodies to other girls. Most teenagers simply can not accept their body how it is and be content with it. The feeling of being the fattest friend, or the…

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