First, let me be clear: I know that plastic surgery is about a lot more than vanity. Plastic surgeons do important, constructive and reconstructive work. the type I'm discussing here is more the vanity type work.I came across this promo for a new TV show:and it reminded me very much of a documentary I saw years ago about extreme body modification. except the surgery for one is legal and the other isn't. A lot of the people who want extreme modifications for their bodies go to "back alley" surgeons and self taught modifiers. one guy in the film wanted his leg removed, it felt alien to him. No doctor would remove a healthy limb so the guy ended up shooting off his own leg.how is it okay for doctors to refuse/agree to add or subtract parts from one group but not the other?Is it dictated by beauty standards or is there something else going on?A lot of people think full body tattoos or many, many piercings are indicative of mental illness but what if that person just finds that beautiful? Some people say intense (to distinguish it from extreme) modification is done by people wanting to call attention to themselves. but isn't that what vanity surgery is all about too?why is one acceptable but the other not?What does this say about us?
Even men turn to plastic surgery in order to look better and to fit the beauty standards we all live by today. Liposuction is one of the most popular procedures with men who turn to plastic surgery, removing any excessive fat and then comes the lifting. Another well-know method is chest surgery, men being willing to invest money in plastic surgery in order for their chest to be bigger and more attractive. this procedure involves silicone and saves men from spending endless hours at the gym.
Plastic surgery for men is best-known in the United States of America, more and more men turning to it for a better appearance. Apparently, a man with a very attractive chest should look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club. the only disadvantage is that the men who suffer these interventions are not allowed to go to the gym anymore because they can get injured very easily.
There are also men who are interested in reducing their chest. if men are overweight, their chest is bigger, the liver producing more oestrogen. this hormonal affection can also appear with those who are on steroids. Apparently, this kind of surgery also improves their self-esteem, a lot of men recovering from their depressions. Men also choose to re-dimension their nose, they choose hair transplants and they also suffer interventions on their eyelashes.
Therefore, if you are a man and you don’t feel very confident about the way you look, you can turn to surgery and solve your problem in no time.
“Upto 80 percent of Beijing’s plastic surgery market this summer consists of senior high school and college students hoping to improve their appearance and land better jobs,” China Daily reported citing a study by China Medical Treatment Orthopedics and Beauty Association. that proportion is expected to hit 90 percent in the coming years, the association said. Excessive employment pressures and higher beauty standards are the main reasons for the popularity of the surgery, said researcher Xu who worked on the study. “Students believe having a better appearance increases their employment chances amid the bleak job market,” he said. “Better looks will boost their self-confidence, they think.” A doctor surnamed Zhong at a cosmetic surgery hospital said student clients have been growing markedly since the start of the summer vacation. the number of students visiting cosmetic surgery clinics during summer and winter vacations has been 10 times more than in school time in the last two years, a report said. “Once the operation is done I will be more confident, which is key for a successful job interview,” said a Shenyang Normal University student who came to Beijing for breast implant surgery. “I always want to wear bikini at the beach. I’m so happy.” she added. Many parents also believe such surgery can increase their children’s confidence in a competitive job market, said a psychologist surnamed Weng. China-Japan Friendship Hospital in Beijing has seen more than 10 students a day at its orthopedics department this summer, while during normal days there were hardly any clients, said Ma Haihuan, director of the department. he said the most common operations are for double eyelids and nose jobs, but breast implants and laser treatments are also gaining popularity. “Five years ago, groups of students from top fine arts colleges came to me for plastic surgery, while nowadays my office is still packed but with high school children looking to enrol in top fine arts colleges,” he said.