5 reasons why our perception of cosmetic surgery has changed for the good
A decade and a half ago cosmetic surgery was almost strictly exclusive to the wealthy and elite among us. This is now in stark contrast to current times where it feels like everyone is enjoying access to the having it. There’s still the wealthy and elite but now we have business execs, housewives, students, and men too. There are more and more of us than ever before who are going under the knife in a quest to be younger, firmer, more confident and beautiful or for any other variety of personal reasons.
So what exactly has altered in the last decade and a half to see such a shift in cosmetic surgery?
Here are five considerations:
The media limelight
Today’s media headlines are dominated by those questioning, who has and who hasn’t had cosmetic surgery at some point, mainly in the ever-growing world of celebrities in some context. There’s pretty much no exception from the Hollywood big hitters to royalty, high-profile sports personalities and reality TV stars, our media platforms are ruled by stories regarding cosmetic surgery.
The progression of the non-invasive procedure
The accessibility to non-surgical treatments, for example anti-wrinkle injections and fillers, has helped to normalise the notion of cosmetic procedures. The pursuit to wind back the year’s means that not everyone needs to head for the surgery and undergo the surgeon’s knife. Additionally treatments have become quicker and more effective than they ever have been.
The growth of digital augmentations
Digital augmentations and the rise of digital photography have created a distorted view between the perceived digitally enhanced image of perfection and real beauty. Selfies have seemingly taken over the mantle for the style of picture to be taken when the camera app is opened on smartphones. They are filling our Facebook walls and Instagram feeds. But with the range of ‘special filters’ and apps that aid people achieve that ‘perfect’ image it could be disputed that we have found ourselves obsessed with altering our appearance.
The development of accessibility
The development of accessibility is another reason it can be perceived that plastic surgery is more popular than ever. If you search on Google you will be presented with 17,600,000 results for Cosmetic Surgery UK and there are no signs of that number halting any time soon. There are huge numbers of high street clinics offering cosmetic surgery solutions such as Botox at what are considered to be very affordable prices
The vanishing of the taboo that surrounds cosmetic surgery
In today’s modern and mostly open-minded way of life it’s pretty reasonable to make the assumption that cosmetic surgery is no viewed upon as taboo. More than ever before we as a society are willing to discuss, with friends and family, a boob job or liposuction. This kind of open-mindedness can only have had a positive impact on the industry just as it has on the lives of the patients. This positive word of mouth and our increasing inclination to be open that has helped to normalise and eradicate the taboo surrounding cosmetic procedures.