World and Stitches

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World in Stitches
“Jennifer Lopez”, “Kim Kardashian”, even “Barbie” are some of the people or things that people obsess over to look like, so they get plastic surgery to look like them. Cosmetic Surgery has been a growing fascination for many people over the last couple of decades, even though it has been around for centuries. The public eye has been watching movie stars and rock stars enhance their looks by getting breast implants, nose jobs, lip jobs etc. Shows on TV and images produced by the media will make people do almost anything to fit the world’s standards of the perfect body, perfect face and even the perfect toes.
Plastic surgery offers a quick fix to help achieve this goal but no matter how much surgery nothing or no one will be perfect. With cosmetic surgery being made affordable to more people than ever before, more individuals are getting cosmetic surgery to look like the perfect person or the favorite celebrity. But then, there are some people who get plastic surgery not to just look like the famous celebrity but also because of the parents who pressure the child or teenager to get cosmetic surgery due to the child or teenager’s “abnormalities” and “low self-esteem”. Although cosmetic surgery can help with low-self esteem, images, shows produced by the media and even some parents are the problems that many Americans of all ages deal with to want to look like the perfect person or the famous A-list celebrity.
From the beginning of time people of every race and culture have gone to extremes in the name of beauty from foot-binding in China, to dangerously constricting corsets in Victorian times, to nose jobs in 800 B.C. India. In the Sunday Times, the article “Ancient Plastic Surgery” written by John Dugdale describes how surgery was used for monarchs in India and Egypt, which falsified their beauty and fooling the peasants that the monarchs are…...

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