Plastic Surgery in relation to Beauty Myth
According to Naomi Wolf, Beauty myth is a notion that women have developed in their mind that make them feel insecure when it comes to their looks. Many people are ashamed of their physical appearance in public, for example black people think that being black is a matter of shame. As a result they become more concern to change their appearance through surgery or any artificial way to secure their image, dignity in public or getting other socio-economic opportunities.
Plastic surgery is one of the artificial ways to change physical appearance such as reshaping nose, making breasts larger or smaller, removing pockets of fat from specific spots on the body. Generally people have these surgeries to look better and feel better about them. But from where plastic surgery came from? Many historians acknowledged that India is the birthplace of plastic surgery and it was found in ancient Indian Sanskrit texts which explain that Hindu surgeon Sushruta created the “attached flap” procedure of plastic surgery in his 600 B.C. for those who lost their nose and ear in battle or as punishment. And later this method was known as “Indian Method of Rhinoplasty” and had been a secret for centuries in India (Haiken 1997).
But now a day’s plastic surgery gained a lot of popularity. Why it’s so popular? There are some good reasons and bad reason of wanting plastic surgery. Generally People do it for fixing any physical problem or to fix any part of body which is damaged. But most of the people apply it for looking younger, prettier or attractive to others. And sometimes for aiming perfection in their body which related to beauty myth.
Michael Jackson, a famous pop singer, changed his appearance from black to white though plastic surgery. Michael was black by birth but he changed his appearance when he became a pop singer and came to United States of America (Telegraph). In US there is a stigma associated with race, thus Michael changed...