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The Motivation for Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery has become increasingly popular over the years. So, why is this and what is motivating people to pursue it?

Over 14 million pursued plastic surgery in 2017. Why? The reasons are different for many people, but a few common ones are consistently sited.

In the past, we were pretty much stuck with what we came into the world with at birth. For many people, this meant living with body aspects that drove them nuts. Bumps on the nose, flat buttocks, pockets of fat that no amount of exercise addressed, small breasts and so on have always been areas regularly cited as problems. In the past, these problems often were categorized as an issue of vanity, but wrongly so. Such perceived defects lead to problems with confidence, and confidence is a key to success in business and personal relationships.

In many ways, people get plastic surgery to boost their confidence in themselves. Regardless of what others think, a person can nearly be disabled by his or her appearance. Research on exercise and diet regimens has shown that individuals who improve their physical appearance are much more confident and happy. It is a simple fact. If you were born with a hawk nose or some other issue, there is simply not any way to exercise it in to shape. So, should you be forced to live your entire life with something that bothers you? Of course, not. If enhancing your look makes you feel better, who is anyone else to judge you?

An additional reason people get plastic surgery involves the never ending fight with time. We age every single day, and our body shows it. As people age, they feel compelled to fight against the effects–an impulse that has existed throughout history. The simple fact is this is a dog-eat-dog world, and personal image is part of the competition. It is a well-settled fact that more attractive people do better. This is particularly true in the business world, and it is reflected by the fact that more men are pursuing plastic surgery than ever before. In modern society, you are expected to live longer and work longer. Plastic surgery provides an option for remaining competitive from the all-important image standpoint.

Finally, some people pursue plastic surgery as a remedy to an unfortunate problem. Plastic surgery is undertaken after mastectomies, for instance. Body abnormalities resulting from birth defects or trauma are also areas where plastic surgery can provide an answer. Surely, noone could object to such personal enhancements!

What is the motivation to get plastic surgery? Watch one of the reality shows in which plastic surgery plays a part. You will see the answer at the end of each show.

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Dr. Athré is one of the few cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in Houston who is a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, certified in Otolaryngology, Head/Neck Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery.

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