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Cosmetic Surgery: Paying for Your Beauty Debra L. Gimlin
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Why do women have plastic surgery? A personal decision made by the woman undergoing the procedure without any immediate outside influence Underlying reason is cultural what constitutes as beauty assumption that a woman’s worth is measured by her appearance ethnic notions of beauty
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What are the costs and benefits associated with these procedures? Monetary Between hundreds and thousands spent on the procedure(s) Can help earn and keep a better job in a culture where youth equates to success Physical Youthful image Fit cultural standards of beauty Fix any “problems” Permanent damage or death due to complications or untrained doctor Psychological Higher self-esteem Need to be convinced of worth based on self rather than image Can easily become addicted to “fixing” every “flaw”
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Unformatted text preview: Social More easily accepted Character and image may not match How does cosmetic surgery define someones character? Physical appearance matches personality better than aged appearance does Women work hard to reattach the self to the body They make the surgery physically and psychologically their own Must convince self that they are deserving of the surgery Whats the difference between dying your hair and enhancing your bust? Cosmetic procedures fit under different categories Hair dying, straightening, and perming, weaves, tanning, and colored contacts are low level changes Non surgical cosmetic procedures are medium level procedures Surgical cosmetic procedures are the highest, extreme level of enhancement Statistics Top Cosmetic Procedures in 2006 Quick Facts...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course WMST 120 taught by Professor Ch during the Spring '08 term at St. Joseph CT.

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