Self-Esteem and Plastic Surgery
Many women have resorted to plastic surgery as the new “drug” for low self-esteem and depression. More than thirty-four percent of women got plastic surgery in 2011. And over ten billion dollars was spent on plastic surgery in 2010. Plastic surgery is becoming increasingly common and even though some people still disagree with the idea plastic surgery is a great solution to women with low self-esteem.
Most woman with low self-esteem also suffer from depression, self- esteem is how people feel about themselves and what you think other people think of you. It’s even harder now a days for women to feel good about themselves; with all the beautiful woman in magazines it’s hard not to feel ordinary in comparison. “They face tremendous pressure to be attractive” (Roman, Preface) especially in today’s times when men are more interested in looks rather than personality. It’s sad to say but it’s true, looks over power brains in the 21st century. Woman feel if they do not have a significant other that they are ugly and unwanted which leads to low self-esteem. It’s hard to say why men no longer fall for the natural beauty but if asked, most would blame celebrities.
7 out of 10 Americans say that physical attractiveness is important in society today (Zipp and Teicher), Which leads women to believe if they are not gorgeous like women in magazines then they are not beautiful and therefore that leads to low self-esteem. In fact seventy- seven percent of girls think they’re ugly. “We have come to believe that a perfectly natural state is not beautiful” (Rebecca), women or men it doesn’t matter when women look in the mirror they don’t see the woman want, it makes them sad or depressed.
“According to calculations, Barbie scaled to human proportions would stand five feet nine inches tall and measure out at a perfect 36-18-33” (Henry). So even since being just a little girl every woman was given this little doll...