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The Evils of Cosmetic Animal Testing - A lot of people buy cosmetic products being ignorant to the fact that, that one product has killed a lot of animals. How would you like being sprayed with poisonous liquids, taking poisonous eye drops?, or being fed toxic substances. Cosmetic factories have been doing these inhumane things and more to innocent animals for years. According to PETA, every year, millions of animals are poisoned and killed in barbaric tests that were crudely developed as long ago as the 1920s to evaluate the toxicity of consumer products and their ingredients....   [tags: Cosmetic Products]
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Teens and Cosmetic Surgery - Were you ever one of the few children that were constantly teased about your body-image. Were you the girl that would stuff your bra with tissues or something that made your breast were fuller. Or maybe had thoughts of having a similar body as a model you would get far in life. Many of us have experienced being teased of our bodies in some form and many teens are experiencing the similar embarrassments. Quite a few teens are able to overcome these rude remarks and continue on with a successful life....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery] 1060 words
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Cosmetic Surgery on Teenagers - 1. In the first two texts there are numerous views concerning adolescent cosmetic surgery. Among these views are, for example, Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Research Center for Women and Families, whom are mentioned in both texts. As she is quoted in the second text , Seeking Self-Esteem Through Surgery, an article by Camille Sweeney, posted on New York Times website, January 15 anno 2009, “They may not be any happier with their new look, then what?”. Said quote depicts quite well the general skepticism that Diana Zuckerman seems to hold in both texts....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery] 896 words
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Cosmetic Surgery: A Quick Fix? - What was once a surgery performed primarily to restore, is now used to enhance a person’s face and body. Cosmetic surgery, which is said to have been “used more than 4,000 years ago to treat facial injuries” (Fresh Faces) is now considered a common activity among any kind of person. This surgery first gained popularity in the 1910’s after World War I, among soldiers with shattered war faces in need of repair. Later, it became a popular trend among women, who were mostly from high-class society, and then in the 1990’s the industry expanded to include men, and even more recently has been including teenagers as young as the age of 15....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery Essays]
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Dying to be Beautiful: The Risks of Cosmetic Surgery - An extremely amount of people around the world do not feel comfortable with the face that they were born with and feel uncomfortable to show it. They believe they are ugliest people in the world and they feel like that whatever the people say is the truth. They believe that they have no other escape but to go in for cosmetic surgery. An enormous amount of men and woman go in for cosmetic surgery to make them look younger or fix a part of their face that they are unsatisfied with or they want to reshape something that to them is a disorder....   [tags: God, Religion, Cosmetic Surgery, Face]
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Cosmetic Surgery: The Cure for Low Self- Esteem? Or are the Risks too risky? - Cosmetic surgery has been around for decades. As the years went by, new procedures came to surface as well as new surgical tools. The procedures that surfaced became attention grabbing from many people. New and improved procedures and equipment came as more years went by and it grabbed more attention to more people. But is cosmetic surgery the answer to a person with low self esteem. The first American Plastic Surgeon was John Peter Mettauer. He performed the first cleft palate in 1827 with surgical instruments that he designed himself....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery]
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Cosmetic Surgery - No Longer Only For the Rich and Famous - Cosmetic surgery companies offer many options in which to finance cosmetic procedures for individual of all income levels. There were over 10 million surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2008, as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). (Surgery, 2009) The statistic mentioned, clearly shows how many of us now would be willing to undergo cosmetic surgery. But, have you asked why. In today’s society, plastic surgery is the number one chosen alternative decision for the augmentation of physical appearance, scar repair and for the repair of a deformity, whether it be a birth defect or disfigurement from an accident....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery Essays] 1399 words
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What You Should Know about Cosmetic Surgery - What You Should Know about Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetic Surgery is a phenomenon that has increased over the past few years. Even though this epidemic has become very popular, there is so much to know about it before having it done. Most people who have cosmetic surgery do so to change their appearance by altering the parts of their bodies that make them unhappy. Being dissatisfied with one’s appearance sometimes brings down one’s self-esteem, and people feel as though cosmetic surgery can help them gain back the confidence they have lost....   [tags: Plastic Cosmetic Surgery] 1527 words
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The Cosmetic Surgery Industry in the UK - This report aims to look at the professional services sector – specifically the cosmetic surgery industry in the UK. It will establish the market size; look at opportunities and threats within the market, followed by the commonalities and differences between the current service marketing strategies used by the major players. The report will look at issues in the cosmetics surgery sector and will conclude by making recommendations to the companies going forward. This report focuses mainly on private organizations, and not on similar procedures provided by the NHS....   [tags: Services Marketing]
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The Pitfalls of Cosmetic Surgery - Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly more popular. However, many are unsatisfied with their results. Debra Dunn decided to have cosmetic surgery to fix a bump she had on her nose as a result of a childhood injury. After having two nose jobs and spending thousands of dollars, she was so dissatisfied with her results that she was embarrassed when she left the house and avoided mirrors. When she ventured out in public, she hid behind her hair. Although doctors tried convincing her that her nose was lovely and others would kill for a nose like hers, she greatly regretted ruining the face she was born with....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive]
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The Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery - Society has indoctrinated men and women to believe that in order to be considered “beautiful” you must look like the images on television, billboards, and magazines. C. Credibility: Since one of my friends has undergone cosmetic surgery, and I have heard numerous of stories about cosmetic surgery I feel prepared to speak about the issue. D. Propositional Statement: Cosmetic Surgery remains a problem in society because it carries a degree of risk such as psychological illness and severe side effects....   [tags: body image, beauty, plastic surgery]
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Cosmetic and Weight Loss Surgery - ... Every morning when she looks in the mirror all she sees is her imperfections and thinks that she is ugly even after the surgery. Rebecca says that she is still insecure with the way she looks and no matter how much surgery she goes through she does not think she will ever be completely happy with her looks ("Why I still don't like my looks, by Rebecca"). If someone was to rate themselves on a scale based on their looks from a 1 all the way to a 10, very few people would say they were a perfect 10....   [tags: society, brain washed, skinny model] 2376 words
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The Unfortunate Prevalence of Cosmetic Surgery - Cosmetic Surgery Today Flipping through the pages of Vogue's latest edition, 23 year-old Susan seems quite upset. She struggles with the thought of lacking the perfect body and delicate features in order to be considered attractive. Surprisingly, Susan is not alone in this kind of an internal struggle. In contemporary society, every other woman aspires to have the lips of Angelina Jolie and the perfect jaw line of Keira Knightley. Society today looks down upon individuals that do not fit in, whether in terms of body shape or facial attractiveness....   [tags: Self Esteem, Physical Appearance]
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The Risks of Cosmetic Surgery - Are you aware of the risks and disadvantages of cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery can be very risky and dangerous if you are not aware of the outcomes. If you are thinking of going through a procedures you need to do a lot of research of what the pros and cons of the procedure you are about to undergo. Cosmetic surgeries are done all over the world and the pricing varies depending on the surgeons, and it can be very expensive. The outcome of the surgery won’t always come to what you wanted but still you have to pay the price....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Essays] 1461 words
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Teen Cosmetic Surgery is Ugly - Growing up in a close-knit community, I was raised to stay firm to my morals and always strive to do my best and represent my family respectfully. My parents were never demanding of perfection; all they wanted was for me to do my best and be myself. Growing up, there was always peer pressure to conform and follow along with all the hot new trends. Anywhere from the newest electronics to the trendiest, expensive clothes, I wanted it all. This was all a part of growing up. However, there are exceptions....   [tags: Teen Plastic Surgery‎] 1045 words
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Cosmetic Surgery is a Worldwide Epidemic - Everywhere you look; from billboards to TV the effects of plastic surgery have left its mark. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, a famous music icon passed, and for a whole week all the media did was talk about the plastic surgery done to his face. These days’ people are having rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tucks, face lifts, and most commonly breast augmentation. Science is making it easier to change the appearance of ones self. This brings me to believe, cosmetic surgery is an epidemic that has affected the whole world....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Essays] 456 words
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Cosmetic Surgery: Beauty to Order - Cosmetic surgery should be deterred in the U.S. because it promotes the idea of placing beauty before brains, results in negative body image, and brings with it unnecessary financial burden. Topic sentence: As the practice is becoming increasingly popular, mainstream acceptance has given birth to a society that values appearance over ability. Society today looks down upon individuals that don't fit in, whether in terms of body shape and weight, facial attractiveness, or even the natural ageing process that every human being will undergo one day....   [tags: body image, appearance, media]
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Teenagers and Cosmetic Surgery - Since the year 2007, 1,339,229 cosmetic surgeries have been performed on the age group of 13-19. In a world where people are judged by their physical appearance, it is common for teenagers to be uncomfortable with their bodies. As a way of conforming to society’s image of physical perfection, more and more teenagers are turning to cosmetic surgery as a solution. The purpose for this paper is to make the problems of teenagers having cosmetic surgery, in order to physically change themselves to society’s standards, known....   [tags: graduation present, peer pressure]
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Teenagers and Cosmetic Surgery - ... However, one’s true unique characteristics should be much more valued over that of the status quo. Also, the long term effects of cosmetic surgery should be of the upmost importance when this resort is being considered. Cosmetic surgery, as with any type of surgery, poses large risks to be taken such as: possible ruptures, permanent scarring, challenges in breastfeeding (for females), and the possibility that he/she may change their mind when it is too late. Teens may want to change or add something to their body that may be in the process of forming already and surgery could disrupt that natural growth process....   [tags: scars, nipping, sewing, recovery] 1282 words
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Cosmetic Industry and History - Cosmetics have multiple uses worldwide and various forms have existed for many years. Beauty products originated in Egypt in The modern cosmetic industry rose and prospered in the United States and Europe in the 1920s along with the popularity of flappers. Flappers were identified as a “’new breed’ of young Western women in the 1920s” (“Flapper.” 1). These women had tendencies to smoke, drink, and have casual sex. Flappers wore short skirts and dresses, and excessive amounts of makeup. They wore more makeup than was “previously acceptable outside of theatre usage” (“Flapper” 1)....   [tags: Beauty Products, Egypt, Flappers, History]
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Women and Cosmetic Surgeires - ... 108). However, the potential health risks are downplayed and negative outcomes are attributed to the unpredictability of the aesthetic results or poor surgeon selection. More importantly, these frames tend to diverge from the actual surgical experience, which rather being neat and instantaneous, is often complex and painful. Nevertheless, it is the media-mediated frame that dominates the broader social discussion of cosmetic surgery and often reduces it to a consumable lifestyle option as opposed to a complicated medical procedure fraught with potential risks and uncertainties....   [tags: plastic surgery, tv advertisement] 1353 words
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Ethics in Cosmetic Surgery - Every year more and more people around the world are choosing to have cosmetic surgery. It seems to be an easy fix to problems that people perceive, even if the problems are natural, like breast size. In a sociological study done in the UK, the author found that “[T]o have breast implants requires a major medical procedure, but they are sold as a fashion accessory and the procedure is framed as a beauty treatment rather than an operation by those who sell it” (Taylor). While many cosmetic surgeries are fairly simple procedures, there is very little benefit to outweigh the extreme risks, and many doctors are more interested in making money than fully explaining all of the risks to their pa...   [tags: risk, infection, monetary risk]
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Cosmetic Catastrophe - Every morning I wake up and stumble to the bathroom to begin the morning ritual that prepares me for the day. This ritual is centered around the application of cosmetics to my face. The application process generally begins with the cleansing of the face using face wash followed by lotion. Then the real works begins as I pull back my hair and start applying foundation, eye liner, mascara, blush, etc. Recently I have come to the realization that my morning ritual may be detrimental to the environment....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1094 words
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Cosmetic Surgery: A Risky and Costly Procedure - If one is considering cosmetic surgery I suggest reconsidering. Research shows cosmetic surgery can be a risky and costly procedure. Society is pressuring people to look more attractive. Media shows actors to be flawless and the public feels that one should be compared to these actors. Cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular is today’s culture. People are turning to cosmetic surgery for many reasons, some of them are not healthy. Why do people go to such dangerous measures to look more attractive....   [tags: unattractive, silicone implants, victims]
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The Facts About Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery - We see those girls walking, we see those celebrity that looks very perfect in every way we want them to be, we see those big breast in the bathing suit and we see those perfect shapes and appearance. Plastic and cosmetic surgery have become a “consumer good” and people are buying them mostly non-stop. The people that plan to get plastic and cosmetic surgeries are the one that should really think about it and also people that can’t even afford it. It’s because they don’t know what the outcomes are....   [tags: celebrity, surgeries, self-esteem]
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Teenage Cosmetic Surgery - To many, the notion of a teenager undergoing plastic surgery is appalling and unbelievable. For others, such as eleven-year-old Julia, a nose job was able to help her lead a happier and more normal life. To eighteen-year-old Kristen a breast augmentation is a traditional rite of passage of the family. She claims that she “just wanted to look normal,” and that after surgery, she does. (Sweeny, 2009) In these types of cases, cosmetic surgery can be beneficial to the confidence of teenagers in what Ann Kearney-Cooke calls “an epidemic of low self-esteem among girls.” (Sweeney, 2009) Whether it is a physical deformity, such as protruding ears, or simply a lack of something that other peers have,...   [tags: American Society]
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Teen Cosmetic Surgery - True or false: Teens these days are bullied for their flaws and imperfections. TRUE. True or false: Teens are very insecure about their personality and their true self. TRUE. Last true or false: Teens want to change themselves and become someone better. TRUE. Teen Cosmetic Surgery is one topic that some people usually think as a positive effect in their lives. Most teens don’t realize this, but cosmetic surgery first of all, can have a really big impact in your life, whether it’s a problem or an accomplishment....   [tags: Teen Plastic Surgery]
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Cosmetic Surgery: Risky and Unnecessary Surgery - Is cosmetic or plastic surgery helpful, or damaging to an individual’s mind and body. The two main branches of plastic surgery are reconstructive and cosmetic (“Plastic Surgery Addicts”). This is the reason why the terms cosmetic and plastic are used interchangeably in the medical field. Some people may think that all surgery is the same, although cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries are not identical. The difference is that reconstructive surgery is used to fix parts of the body that are damaged (Lee)....   [tags: plastic surgery, self-esteem problems]
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Cosmetic Surgery for Middle-Aged Women - Female bodies have been conceptualized as an unfinished biological and social phenomena, which is transformed within the participation in our society. The way we walk, talk and gesture are all influenced by our upbringing. Sociologist argue that we conceptualize our bodies and use as markers of distinction in contemporary society of our self and identity tied to our body (Featherstone, 2010). The idea that our bodies are continuously in a state of unfinished process, and are a project which should be worked on and should be accomplished as part of an individual’s self identity (Shilling, 2003)....   [tags: Health & Beauty]
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Mistine The Number One Cosmetic in Thailand - Mistine is still the number one cosmetic in Thailand and provides more than 6,000 products, which are divided into 5 groups (Mistine Cosmetics, n.d.). Mistine offers Body Care, Personal Care, Make Up, Fragrance, and Skin Care (Mistine Cosmetics, n.d.). All of their products are certified and produced through quality manufacturers (Mistine Cosmetics, n.d.). The distributor, Better Way Company, feels that because of its acceptance throughout the Thai market Mistine can become “number one in the heart of worldwide cosmetics users” (Mistine Cosmetics, n.d.)....   [tags: thai market, body care]
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Consumers Beware: Safety in Cosmetic Products - Introduction All cosmetics companies need to ban or stop animal testing altogether, and stop making animals suffer for human benefit. Even though it is just women buying these cosmetics, the harm extends beyond them and affects a wider scope including anyone buying household items. The harm is extensive, often not apparent right away, but the vast amount of dangerous chemicals inside these products could be doing harm unknowingly. By eliminating harmful ingredients in CoverGirl cosmetics then animal testing will significantly be reduced as well as the harm it has to consumers and the animals....   [tags: animal testing, switching to natural ingredients]
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Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Surgery - Pros and Cons of Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetic Surgery is a great discovery that has been around for many centuries. “The history of plastic surgery origins in the early 800 B.C. when surgeons in India restored noses to persons who had them taken off as a form of punishment.” (History of Cosmetic Surgery, 2008) Many people have used over the years cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to enhance their physical appearance weather it be for health problems associated with birth defect or problems that they have developed over the years or to even alter physical appearances for instance nose jobs and tummy tucks....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Essays]
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Cosmetic Testing with Animals is Cruel - The Cruelty of Cosmetic Testing on Animals   Each year, thousands of animals are brutally tortured in laboratories, in the name of cosmetic research. A movement to ban animal testing for cosmetic purposes has been gaining popularity, with many companies hopping on the bandwagon against this research. New alternatives have been developed to eliminate the necessity to test on animals. This is only a small beginning of what is necessary to end these immoral acts. Animal testing in cosmetics is useless and cruel, and can be accomplished by other methods of research to end the suffering of animals....   [tags: Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation]
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Teenagers Should Never Have Cosmetic Surgery - ... When teens make the decision to have these surgeries they are not fully aware of all the risks that come with the surgery. They make rushed and uneducated decisions making them unfit to make a decision with such risks. These harmful risks are why teenagers should never be able to have cosmetic surgery. Works Cited "Body Image." - Teenagers and Cosmetic Surgery. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2014. "cosmetic surgery." Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. HarperCollins Publishers....   [tags: harmful effects, risks, ]
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Cosmetic Surgery: The Reason Americans Want to Look Perfect - With over 10 billion dollars last year spent by Americans on cosmetic surgery we can’t help but ask why. The answers may vary from person to person but the phenomenon of surgically modifying your appearance continues to grow at an exponential rate in the United States. As Americans we search to find perfection and excellence in everything we do if that includes modifying our natural bodies surgically to achieve a specific look or persona. This is especially true among women because they account for 91% of all cosmetic procedures....   [tags: perfection, society, aging, body] 924 words
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Cosmetic Surgery: More Harm Than Good - Cosmetic surgery is a process whereby certain techniques are applied for the reconstruction and restructuring of appearance. It is done to modify and beautify the person’s normal appearance. In 2006, the United States alone has carried out almost 11 million cosmetic surgeries. The numbers does not stop there; it has risen to more than 50 percent the following year as about 12 million cosmetic surgeries were conducted. Europe falls second in the cosmetic market. The business is worth $2.2 billion....   [tags: psychology, risk, pressure] 545 words
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Should Animals Be Used for Research in the Cosmetic Industry? - ... While some believe that it is necessary to test the products on animals before trying them on humans, the others stand by their support for the animals. Even though many major cosmetic companies have claimed to discontinue the practice due to new alternative ways, it still continues around the world. Companies like L’Oreal, Lancôme, Max Factor, Sally Hansen still continue to use animal testing on their cosmetics where as companies such as Avon, Estee Lauder, The Body Shop, Clinique are known to be against animal testing....   [tags: abuse, exploitation, experiments] 522 words
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The Psychological Effects of Going Through Cosmetic Surgery - According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in the United States 14.6million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in 2012. Cosmetic procedures range from skin rejuvenation to cleft palate repair. The most popular age range of cosmetic surgeries performed is 40 to 54 years old. Most of us are self conscious about how we will appear in the future. Our self conscious feelings towards our body image affects us psychologically and psychosocially by our own body-self image, sexual relationships, social interactions esteem and self worth....   [tags: Emotions, Body image, Surgery]
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The Truth about Cosmetic Surgery - The Truth about Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetic surgery has become one of the most popular trends in America today. Whether you are reading a magazine, watching the news, or a television program, you are likely to see something about cosmetic surgery. Within the past year, there have been several television programs dedicated to people “bettering” themselves through body augmenting surgeries. Millions of people undergo risky surgery every year simply to improve or enhance a feature or body part. While the results may seem foolproof and glamorous, it is actually a very risky procedure....   [tags: Health Beauty Medicine]
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Negative Aspects of Cosmetic Surgery - Cosmetic Surgery - Worth the Risk. In today's society the picture of beauty is a thin super model with the body of a goddess posted on billboards all around the world. Children grow up playing with Barbie dolls with the body measurements of would be 90,60,90. Because of these pictures and other figures of beauties projected all over, a person is convinced to believe that to be beautiful and happy, one must look like these images. To most, the easiest way to achieve this is my having cosmetic surgery performed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1446 words
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Why is Animal Cosmetic Testing Still Happening? - Why is animal cosmetic testing still happening. Cosmetic testing on animals has been dated back to the early 20th Century, before War World II. Healers and makers of medication anatomized animals with an interest in collecting understanding for their research. One physician, named Galen, declared he would rather use a pig as a test subject to “avoid seeing the unpleasant expression of an ape” (Gross 36). However, the morality of animal cosmetic testing has always been questioned. Humans don’t want to consider animals as being on the same level as us, but they are just as important as us....   [tags: emotion, research, experments] 949 words
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The Cosmetic Industry: Selling Illusion - The Cosmetic Industry: Selling Illusion The makeup industry is booming these days. With the ability to make skin appear smoother, eyelashes look longer, and make lips a different color, makeup continues to create a distorted reality for people around the world. The cosmetic industry is still going strong because our culture continues to promote its use. For example, women are expected to wear makeup for certain occasions. They are expected to wear makeup at work, when they go out to eat, and nearly every other situation that involves an appearance in public....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]
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Analysis of Cosmetic Retail Companies in Hong Kong - 1. Introduction This report analyzes the cosmetics retail industry in Hong Kong. There are many large-scale specialty cosmetics chains that are well developed in this market, such as Sasa, Bonjour, Colourmix, Aster and Angel, which are taking the lead. They mainly offer a wide range of international branded products and private label products to cater for customers’ special beauty needs, like make-up, fragrance, skincare items. With many dominant firms and a slowing growth in demand, the industry structure is being identified as mature....   [tags: Beauty, Anti-Aging, Tourism] 2670 words
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Apects of Cosmetic Surgery - Apects of Cosmetic Surgery The best patient is in good health generally, a non-smoker, within twenty pounds of their ideal weight, not going through major life stress (i.e. grieving a death, changing jobs, divorcing), and motivated by internal desires to look better. This personal desire may be influenced to some degree by the individual's role in society. Because today's culture is youth-oriented, people seek ways to counter the effects of aging on their appearance. Many elect surgery to look as young as they feel, to build confidence after a lifestyle change or to retain their edge against younger competitors....   [tags: Papers] 638 words
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Botulinum Toxin and Botx Injections for Cosmetic Purposes - ... According to Magill’s Medical Guide, there has been renovation in the advancement of urgent care, which in turn has ameliorated the outcome of patients with botulism (Hawley). The article “Botulinum Toxin” warns that, “The treatment for botulism depends upon early diagnosis and prompt administration of antitoxin in conjunction with supportive care.” The article points out that afterwards, the patients who withstand the initial stages of the disease require weeks, and even months on mechanical ventilation in order to recover (“Botulinum Toxin”)....   [tags: adverse effects, neurotoxin, bioterrorism]
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The Cosmetic Industry in Asia - Communication Project Most people have a desire of being beautiful. Both men and women want to look beautiful. Some people are naturally good looking or have perfect skin. Otherwise, there are people who struggle to satisfy their desire to be beautiful. That is the reason why cosmetics were invented, and from here the cosmetics industry is growing, developing non-stop until there is no one in this world who wants to enhance his or her appearance. Because cosmetics industry is considered as an important industry in the global economy it is necessary to know a little bit about cosmetics history, some economic concepts about cosmetics industry, and finally, the future of cosmetics industry in A...   [tags: history, economics, beautry]
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Cosmetic Surgery - Cosmetic Surgery Cosmetic surgery has been a growing fascination for many people over the last couple of decades. The public eye has been watching movie stars and rock stars enhance their looks by getting breast implants, nose jobs, lip jobs etc. In Gary Schaefer’s article, “Emerging From Stigma, Cosmetic Surgery Remaking Face of Japan” from the Edmonton Journal, we hear the story of a nineteen year old woman named Risa Arato. She had a makeover done on the prime time Japanese television show, “Beauty Colosseum.” People of today are being offered this life altering surgery in a less expensive and more convenient way then ever before....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1368 words
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Taking a Look at Plastic Surgery - Most people in today’s world have or will receive some sort of cosmetic surgery. Okay, so you are thinking so what. Well, believe it or not, there are a bunch of adults out in the world who want to ban certain cosmetic procedures. Critics say it tarnishes the way young teens view themselves as people and makes them want to alter their body to conform to what is “beautiful” in social media. This has got to be put to rest; adults should be able to make changes to their body where they see fit. Discrimination against people who want, get, or have plastic surgery done to them is senseless....   [tags: cosmetic interventions]
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Plastic Surgery In South Korea - The South Korean’s seeming fascination with cosmetic surgery is frequently reported on both in Asia and the West, largely for its recounted abnormal use rate by both women and men. Though there is a deficiency in dependable data regarding the amounts of individuals who select to endure cosmetic surgery in South Korea, the statistics are substantial. The estimations range from 15 to 30 percent of all South Koreans have endured some method of plastic surgery, the statistics pertaining to certain age groups of females being characteristically greater (Kim, 2010)....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery]
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Plastic Surgery Helps Self-Esteem - “ To men a man but a mind. Who cares what face he carries or what he wears. But woman’s body is still the woman. “(Bierce,1958). People nowadays want to be more beautiful and perfect. They will do anything to fulfill their needs. Cosmetic surgery is modern variation of a practice as old as humankind. Every culture has some customs that prescribe deliberately changing a body’s natural appearance (Brain, 1979). The methods, however, are diverse and particular to a culture at a specific period of time....   [tags: Cosmetic Procedures] 953 words
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