Hidden Ages and Youth Obsessions

Despite the fact shown by a research conducted by the University of Toronto, non-botox users face in generally are more sympathetic than botox users, this method are highly applied against aging. When it comes to being fashionably forever young, nobody thinks out the general consequences of botox using; such as those social effects which block the person to express their own and read others’ feelings appeared on face. It seems as an old Alphaville’s song – Forever Young – comes true.

Hollywood stars, actors and actresses, singers and all of the admired celebrities try it at least once. When the first wrinkles appear, they go to have a botox treatment, rather than use some anti-ageing masks or just live on the life normally.

Manhattan’s leading facial plastic surgeon – Dr. Robert Guida – claims if doctor knows what he is doing, than the outcome will look naturally. According to him, fillers and botox usage can enhance the person’s own beauty, if it is applied under regular control and balanced way. In extreme events, when a person met with an accident and need to have medically indicated surgical intervention, it can help to live a normal life after a trauma.

As the opposite of the balanced surgery using, there is a psychological disorder, when a person addicted to plastic surgery to make the considered skin and face errors disappear after several previous operations. It is called “body dysmorphic disorder” – BDD – and regarding the terrifying costs occurs in high societal sphere.

What are the reasons for going under knife? It can be both, social and mental.

Firstly the social aspect is the huge competition between the glamorous stars and celebrities, who gets the main role in a film, who has the most perfect appearance, and who has the best plastic surgeon.

Besides that, many people suffer from low self-esteem which generates regular interventions aiming to reach the ideal look. This disorder has the same mechanism as drug users linked with chemical addiction, plastic surgery addicts has mental obsession to alter their bodies or faces.

According to statistics, BDD affects about 2 percent of the people in the United States and strikes males and females equally, generally before the age of eighteen. These people use plastic surgery to compensate their never ending dissatisfaction with their appearance; however, they need to ask for psychological services or professional medical help.

Owing to Barbie and Ken ideals, many people try to reach the perfect shape such as Justin Jedlica, called the “The Human Ken Doll”. He have had more than 100 operations so far without complications, and he spent on this unconventional and risky hobby more than $100,000. His body has hardly any part without being changed. Everything begun with his nose, among his surgeries were five rhinoplasties, a cranial brow bone shape and augmentations to his cheeks, lips, buttocks and chin.

Although he said that he feels the surgeries are ways that he can ‘treat himself as if he were his own sculpture, his own artwork’, it turned out that his father haven’t accepted him during his childhood which can be an account for his obsession.

Whoever says whatsoever it can be easily notified when a person had his face lifted or used botox, because the natural appearance generally stayed at the operating-room. At this stage, a controversial question can be asked, is it really worth to be fake and rigid without wrinkles? When you just simply want to watch a film and your attention is caught by a “live botox disaster” on the screen, the answer is definitely negative. Although the real response is more psychological and involves self-respect, it simultaneously refers to the modern social illness, the external excellence. We had better to become acquainted with ageing, since making ourselves gratuitously young can’t be prolonged forever.