Altering one's appearance through surgery is a serious decision that no one should rush into. Cosmetic Surgery has been around since the late 1800's. Through the research of early doctor, and the technology created by today's doctor, enhancement of one's features has been made available to both women and men. If you are unhappy with the image you stare at every morning in the mirror, there's a simple fix in today's society, go under the knife. As the times have changed so have people's perception of their body image. Due to several factors that affect people in both their personal and professional lives, men and women have turned to liposuction, breast enhancements, and facelifts as a way to better fit into society and the bar it has set, when it comes to looks and body image. Cosmetic surgery is on the rise, and talked about more than ever, and this trend will only continue to increase.
The issue concerning cosmetic surgery and body image in this day and age is that so many people have chosen to take this route, instead of embrace the features and shape they have been graced with. If they do not fit the mold society and the media have shaped, then the solution is to alter how we look in order to be better accepted by others, disregarding our own opinions and those of our loved ones. When the issue is body image, instead of going for a change in lifestyle and eating healthy, most people take the easier route, but that is more costly and painful, surgery. Although a healthier lifestyle is promoted for now than ever, this society is lazy and wants a quick fix to their problems, even the ones they carry with them. However they do not understand that these surgeries do take time and can go horribly wrong.