Forever young and beautiful?
"It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, it runs out fast.”
female beauty? Is it the same for different people? I guess it's not.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: Ugly faces might magnetize deeply
Have a look at these women:
There IS something in them. We just can't explain what.Right?
thing is that mainstream beauty is a bundle of stereotypes like blond
hair, big eyes with long curly lashes, full sexy lips, 90-60-90 shapes,
huge breasts - the list might be long.
glossy magazines and TV commercials make matters worse - they create a
public opinion which projects the idea that the beautiful are
successful. If you are NOT one of those, you urgently need to do
something about your appearance or you are likely to fail in life. You
won't be able to marry a cute guy or make a prominent career. You will
end up being a complete loser. Furthermore, you are supposed to be
young. Forever... Ageing is a disease they say.
I am near enough to tears when I see my favourite actress Meg Ryan in a collage like this:
What for? Who
benefits from plastic surgery? Women in their fifties with like
bee-bitten lips or we, common people, who now can "enjoy" that
beauty-beyond-thought everywhere? No! It's plastic surgery business
that is prospering on non-stop manufacturing new noses, cheeks and
chins, breasts and buttocks.
It was quite surprisingly to learn that according to the last survey
which was held in August, 2010 the total number of certified
plastic surgeons practicing today estimated to be 30,817 (Not so many
for the entire world I thought). The total number of surgical procedures
is projected to be 8,536,379 and the number of non surgical procedures
( e.g botox injections ) is estimated at 8,759,187 - bringing the
combined worldwide total to: 17,295,557! This number is not just a
figure, it means that a real professional has to study a lot to be a
I decided to google Russian plastic surgery market..... And learned
that in Russia plastic surgery services have been officially offered
for about 10 years already, but Ministry of Public Health and Social
Development announced a"plastic surgeon" as a legitimate profession
only last year. Just imagine there were no plastic surgery faculties in
Medical Universities! I wonder who is working in Russian plastic
surgery clinics at the moment then?
tackle ethic issues of plastic surgery. Any plastic surgeon walks a
fine line between the Hippocratic oath to do no harm and client
service principle to give the patient what he or she asks for. Some
people may have a real need for cosmetic operation whereas for others
it's just an opportunity to look younger, more sexy and trendy.
at this Afghan girl Aisha whose ears and nose were cut violently by
her husband (Taliban combatant) . Compared to the first picture now
the girl looks gorgeous. The surgery was done in California by Peter
Grossman which proves that reconstructive surgery makes people feel
happier and hope for the best.
On the other hand, there is a Hangarian plastic surgeon Dr. Lajos Nagy offering a unique operation on ears and claiming that elf ears will impove your hearing abilities!!!
I strongly believe it has nothing to do with real medicine! The world is just going crazy striving for money :(
surgeries are becoming increasingly in demand not only in show business
but among ordinary mortals as well. It's much easier to undergo
liposuction than work out three times a week in the gym or keep to the
diet. What worries me, it's aging issues. A while ago I started asking
myself how I would like to look in my 50-s or 60-s? Would I go for
botox, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) or facelift procedures? After
much thought I can say 'no' just because I don't want to see a stranger
in a mask in the mirror!
Someone said "You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing."
Brigitte Bardot who has never undergone any plastic surgeries but
nevertheless looks attractive with all her wrinkles and grey hair. In 1974 after starring in her last film she refused the title of International Beauty. That might be a wise thing.
All in all, it's in human nature to try to achieve the impossible - Be Perfect. Maybe this very wish makes the world move. Who knows? Cosmetic surgery is just a sophisticated tool which can create a masterpiece or a weird disaster.