This is the last cosmetic surgery article for this particular series. This is an incredible topic and I’m sure that I’ll be writing about it fairly often. But this particular installment may be the most interesting, and probably the one that is more applicable towards your daily life. Continue reading Plastic Surgery: Body Image + Identity
I’m sure that by now you’ve read enough to realize that cosmetic surgery is scarier than you originally thought. The projection of success stories usually covers up the number of botched jobs, keeping them out of the spotlight. Which happens to be a big problem, because we need to make informed decisions about our health and our bodies.
Continue reading Plastic Surgery: Botched Jobs
Africa. A land of hot sun and dry earth. It’s known for its inherent dangers, for safaris and diamond hunting and starvation. Africa has found itself on the map for a myriad of different reasons. Cosmetic surgery is not one of them. It’s not hard to discern why. Continue reading Plastic Surgery: African Alterations
I’m just going to jump into this and not beat around the bush, because I find it ridiculous. There’s this new thing called ‘beauty tourism’. Heard of it? Until recently, I hadn’t, but it’s apparently rampant, with South and Central America as major destinations. Continue reading Plastic Surgery: Latina Obsession with Perfection
South Korea. The Land of the Morning Calm. And soon to be known as the Land of a Thousand Doppelgangers. You thought that cosmetic surgery here in the US was intense? Oh no. We haven’t even skimmed the surface. South Korea has the highest rate of plastic surgery per capita in the world. Continue reading Plastic Surgery: Scary Similarity in South Korea
Plastic surgery has served as a remedy for disfigurement and low-self esteem. Many now look at surgical procedures as a way to enhance beauty. We can alter anything from our scalps to our toes. But how and why do people decide on certain alterations? Does America even have a ‘type’ of beauty? Continue reading Plastic Surgery: The American Urge to Outdo
We’re all old enough to admit that there are things we don’t like about our bodies.Sometimes it’s our hair, sometimes it’s our feet, and sometimes it’s everything in between. But does that mean we have to turn to plastic surgery to ‘fix’ it? Continue reading The History of Altering Our Bodies