Nips And Tucks – What People Really Think Of Plastic Surgery

The controversies surrounding the death of plastic surgery advocate Joan Rivers and actress Renee Zellweger’s new look have again sparked off debates about plastic surgery. Whilst plastic surgery has supporters the world over, it also suffers harsh, unwarranted criticism. How important is plastic surgery to people today? We find out.


We have been modifying our faces for centuries but even today there are people that condemn the plastic surgery industry. Interestingly, and contrary to popular belief the reason why recipients choose to undergo this surgical art is not to amaze others, but rather they do it to impress themselves. Freedom from self-doubt and negative body image seems to be the primary reason for choosing plastic surgery. Any negative press regarding plastic surgery however seems to stem not from the recipients themselves but rather from the media who often sensationalize any cosmetic enhancements celebrities have had. It is this same media who are at the forefront of dictating impossibly high standards of contemporary beauty for both women and men.

Take the example of Renee Zellweger who has been working in Hollywood for over twenty years and at 45 has to compete with much younger actresses. Her altered appearance sparked an outcry amongst fans and the media. But this is the same group that stridently negates wrinkles, cellulite, or even ‘unnecessary’ but completely natural underarm hair in an actress. Here is a refreshingly different perspective on the issue that actually supports Renee.


Plastic surgery social implications therefore are stringent when it comes to celebrities who are often perceived as role models. But in reality, it is one of the fastest growing specialties in medicine. From middle-aged men and women trying to regain a zest for life to teenagers freeing themselves from low self-esteem, it is the preferred choice.

After undergoing plastic surgery, many people who have suffered from life-long body image issues finally feel confident. By transforming into a physically attractive person, they earn the approval of others and receive positive attention. These are all good things!

We’ve also become ­increasingly accepting and open to the various methods of improving our bodies. From time immemorial, people have always altered their bodies, through superficial beauty regimes, diet and more recently ­exercise. Plastic surgery is the newest and the most effective avenue available to unfit and under-confident people to improve their looks and health. Liposcution and gastric bypass for instance leads to lower blood pressure, sugar and renewed metabolism. There are also innumerable psychological advantages associated with these fantastic results.


At the Clinque of Plastic Surgery Centres, our renowned Dr. Christian Drehsen leads with more than 20 years experience in cosmetic revision and reconstructive surgery. With a team of highly qualified and experienced surgeons, Dr. Drehsen is at the helm of all of our board certified plastic surgeons. Together, they perform transformative plastic surgery for you to look your very best. Contact us today to know more about these life-changing procedures.

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