Teens and plastic surgeryPaper Rating: Word Count: 1042 Approx Pages: 4
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? Would you want larger breasts, tighter skin, beefier legs, and stronger arms? Everyone has an answer to this question, guaranteed. Everyone wants to change something, we can all find something wrong with our bodies, or so we think. Teens today have become so wrapped up in the stereotypical beauty, long legs slim waist, large breasts, the whole package, and they feel as if they have to fit this image or they can't be happy with themselves, no matter what. This is absurd; there are so many other ways to make themselves happy apart from plastic surgery. But obviously, the greater part of our society seems to think differently, and they seem to have a need to fill a void within themselves by resorting to plastic surgery.
Self esteem is a growing problem with teenage girls today, "Society places a heavy weight on looks, especially on females' looks. And let's face it, given the choice, most people would choose to be beautiful. It used to seem like this choice was more of a fairy tale than a reality. But the stigma that was once attached to plastic surgery years ago has almost completely disappeared. And plastic surgeons have more techniques and procedures at their disposal than ever before. Therefore, it suddenly seems that the choice between beauty and beast is a very real one--and teens are reaping the benefits (Culture). These girls see all the beautiful models on billboards, and displayed all over magazine pages, but what they don't understand is that most of their flaws are masked by computer technology. These teenage girls think that everyone looks gorgeous, except for them. Something must be wrong with them right? No! Everyone has insecurities about their bodies, and adolescence is the time when society seems to scream and yell saying that something is wrong with you if you don't have a 26 inch waist.