Cosmetic Surgery – A Youth Obsessed With Perfection

With a society quite literally obsessed with looking young and everything associated with this notion, there is little we can do to escape this subject in the media, the stores we shop in and on the internet that we so rely on in the 21st century.

You would think that those with particular interest in this topic would at least be in the slightly later stages of their life and looking for that little bit of work to turn back the clock. This, quite worryingly, is not always the case; the youth of today now seem to be looking to go one step further and looking young and vibrant, it seems, is not good enough.

A recently discovered syndrome (Hyper-aesthetic syndrome to be exact) has left youths as young as 16 wanting to look as good as they possibly can in a bid to emulate the brushed up and seemingly perfect celebrities in the glossy magazines that they pour over on a day to day basis.

Up there on the list of highly sought after procedures is breast augmentation (breast enlargement surgery), liposuction, rhinoplasty (nose surgery) and even tattoo removal.

Of course this will only be possible for those who have a large amount of money of their own or parents who are willing to fund any surgery they require, but it could also lead to teenagers getting into debt to achieve the face and body that they desire.

Some suggest that this disorder could also be attributed to bullying in school which may lead to this desire to change everything about one’s appearance in order to remove themselves from this situation. There are those who argue that counselling would be more useful in these circumstances.

Cosmetic surgery can be useful for correcting problems with facial symmetry in terms of reshaping the nose and pinning back prominent ears which can help restore lost confidence but anyone of a young age considering this should be talked to, to ascertain whether this is the right thing to do and be warned of the psychological impact of plastic surgery.

If you are considering undergoing cosmetic surgery or you are looking into the process on behalf of your children you should seek an experienced surgeon to ensure the plastic surgery goes well.