Why Cosmetic Surgery is So Prevalent and Popular in the United States

Why Cosmetic Surgery is So Prevalent and Popular in the United States

Let’s be honest, the words “plastic surgery” have become a household phrase that’s become quite common.

Now, in the past, reconstructive surgery was predominantly performed to restore facial features after an accident. During both World Wars (I & II), plastic surgery was only performed on those that had fallen victim to the scars of war. Cosmetic surgery was only accessible to those that had the money and to celebrity figures.

Technology has advanced tremendously over the past years and now it’s become available at a much lower cost, with less of a risk. This might be one of the reasons why it has become so much more popular, but it’s definitely not the only one.

Social Trends

The rise of plastic surgery has been directly related to social media – at least in today’s century. The fact that people can communicate so efficiently at a back-and-forth rate and the ability to share photos has become one of the most common daily activities – as well as influences. And, you already know how infatuated people can become with others that have “the perfect face or figure”.

Unhappiness and Discomfort in One’s Own Skin

Another popular reason why plastic surgery is so popular is that people just simply don’t feel comfortable with the way they look. Whether their nose is too big, they have one too many wrinkles or they feel their face is a bit deformed, it gets to a point where they can’t take it anymore – therefore leading to cosmetic surgery. Whatever the case may be, any small fragment of unhappiness or self-doubt can easily be fixed by picking up the phone and scheduling an appointment at the nearest surgeon.

Article submitted by Dr. Jan Zemplenyi. Dr. Jan Zemplenyi and the Bel Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery focus on patient care and the best possible outcome.