Plastic Surgery Facts, Statistics, and Effects on SocietyPresentation Transcript
By, Zoe Rosoff-Verbit, Lauren Bronstein, and Ava Skolnik Obsession With Plastic Surgery
Everyday at the supermarket, in the check-out aisle, you see tabloid magazines about celebrities having plastic surgery. This Hollywood trend is something that has now spread across the nation.
Did you know that there were approximately 11.7 MILLION cosmetic procedures in the United States in 2007?
Plastic Surgery Procedures Increase World Wide
From 2006 to 2007 alone there has been a 51.4% increase in breast augmentation procedures.
Face lift procedures-increased by 42.1%
Rhinoplasty (nose job)-increased by 34.7%
Liposuction-increased by 24.9%
Top cosmetic procedures for Women
1. Breast augmentation 399,440
2. Lipoplasty 398,848
3. Eyelid surgery 208,199
4. Abdominoplasty 180,457
5. Breast Reduction 153,087
*Women had 91% of all cosmetic procedures
Top cosmetic procedures for Men
1. Liposuction 57,980
2. Eyelid surgery 32,564
3. Rhinoplasty 31,713
4. Male breast reduction 20,280
5. Hair transplantation 16,491
Since 1997, there has been a 446 percent increase in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures increased by 98 percent, and nonsurgical procedures increased by 747 percent.
Cosmetic surgery’s effect on the rest of society Well I’m not getting cosmetic surgery…. so how does this effect me?
America loves to watch the stars they see on TV, or in their favorite movie up on the red carpet. Before each award ceremony each is judged on what they wear and how they look. For the most part they all look flawless.
For more information go to this interesting article about Celebrities obsession to look flawless during award season and the increases of plastic surgery procedures done in Hollywood during this time: http://www.plasticsurgery.org/Media/Press_Releases/The_Oscars_Parties_Spur_Cosmetic_Surgery_Quick_Fixes_With_Hollywoods_Elite.html
Who REALLY Looks Like That?
You may still wonder, why does the red carpet effect me if I’m not on it? Well it does. By watching these flawless figures it seems only ordinary to look like them. If stars represent our nation, this should mean they are the average man or women. Right?
These stars get surgeries done left and right to look how they do on the red carpet. Since everyone sees this perfection on TV, they want to obtain it even more. This Hollywood trend of cosmetic surgery has made its way across the nation and even the world.
Of course cosmetic surgery has been around for hundreds of years but we are at its peak. People are effected by celebrities because this is what we are used to seeing, hearing, and watching.
People all over the world are trying to reach perfection no matter what it takes. Even if this means going under the knife.