People have varied reasons why they choose to go under the knife. While some are motivated to correct their physical defects, others want to look like their favorite celebrities. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), many people going for plastic surgery today are using celebrities as their motivation for the kind of looks they desire. But are celebrities good inspiration for plastic surgery? This article discusses this and other related concerns.
How Celebrities Influence Plastic Surgery
According to Huffington Post, many people often carry photos of their favorite celebrities when plastic surgery. Some of the most imitated celebrities include Markle, Jennifer Lopez, the Kardashians, and Scarlett Johansson. People use their photos as a point of reference for how they would like to alter their appearances. Studies have shown that about 60 percent of plastic surgery patients have one or two celebrities they want to imitate.
When patients come with photos of celebrities, they want to imitate a particular part of the body of their favorite star, including the nose, eyes, breasts, lips, etc. Some even go as far as asking the surgeon to make them look exactly like their favorite celebrities. According to ABC News, a woman in Huston, Texas, underwent six plastic procedures to curve herself into looking like her celebrity lookalike Jennifer Lawrence. The procedures, which included a nose job, fat grafting, boob job, among others, cost a total of $25,000.
This shows that although celebrity influence may not be the only driving force behind many patients’ decisions to go under the knife, it impacts the industry. Furthermore, the demand for natural-looking results continues to grow both in less invasive and extremely invasive surgical procedures. One of the most recent examples is the public backlash that Renee Zellweger, a popular American actress, received when she made a red carpet appearance looking quite different.
Superstars are known for looking stunning whenever they step on the red carpet, but it is apparent that they don’t age perfectly on their own. Most of them spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on cosmetic procedures just to maintain that perfect look. So, you should not be obsessed with the idea of looking like your favorite celebrity. But even as you try to imitate your favorite celebrity, you need to keep in mind that plastic surgery is a tool to improve your natural beauty, not a shortcut to becoming someone else.
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