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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 - ... Concerns like those of Diana Zuckerman and Valerie Ulene can also be associated with the opinions of John Canedy, a cosmetic surgeon mentioned in the first text, and Ann Kearney-Cooke, the director of the Cincinnati Psychotherapy Institute, whom are mentioned in the second text. Furthermore are there listed, in text 1, that many unnamed surgeons argues, that the cosmetic procedures improves the self-esteem of the teens, and as such the quality of their lives. Previous mentioned argument can be put in connection with the view on cosmetics of 18-year-old Kirsten, whom have received breast implants, and seem to be quite pleased with it....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery] 896 words
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Cosmetic Surgery - No Longer Only For the Rich and Famous - ... There’s a cure for that too. Over exposure to celebrities, super models and fashion have given young adults in America a warped sense of what dictates “beautiful”. In addition to aesthetic reasons for desiring to change one’s physical appearance, there are also many psychological issues that contribute to this growing trend of “quick fixes” (Choosing Cosmetic Surgery, 2010). Aside from overexposure to seemingly impossible to achieve standards of beauty for the ordinary person, people are driven to cosmetic surgery because they suffer from low self-esteem, unhappiness with their own body images and too much insecurity....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery] 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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Cosmetic Surgery: Risks Involved with Unnecessary Surgery - ... Barbie dolls are a perfect example of this. Kids may be too young to know what plastic surgery is, but might say that they want to look like Barbie. The truth is, it is anatomically impossible to resemble Barbie completely (“Teens”). A person would fall over because their weight would not be distributed correctly. It is absolutely terrible that children start out thinking that someone could look so perfect. There are not many Barbies, if any, that are on the shelves showing different sizes and weights, or even breast sizes....   [tags: cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery]
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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 - 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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Cosmetic Catastrophe - ... These products are harmful to the wildlife as well. Studies show that waste from human personal care products is increasing cancer rates in the wildlife. Another recent study found that 10 percent of the World's coral reefs are being killed by chemicals found in the sunscreen that washes off the swimmers. (Than) The products themselves are only part of the pollution. The packaging for the products must be made as well. The bottles and cases are generally plastic. Plastic waste has become a serious environmental problem....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1094 words
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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]
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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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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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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, Beauty] 1461 words
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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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Teenage Cosmetic Surgery - ... The changed feature might offset a completely different look and make a patient less attractive. While many expect surgery to change their world and make them superstars, a lot of times that is not the case, and when expectations are not met, the disappointment can be worse than the initial problem. In a study done by Rosenblum and Lewis, over one fifth of the receivers of plastic surgery were highly dissatisfied with their results. Regret and more unhappiness are caused by bad results, and many procedures are irreversible....   [tags: American Society]
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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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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: media and women, plastic surgery] 456 words
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Cosmetic Surgery for Middle-Aged Women - ... The sources of mass medium, including advertisements, fashion industries, music videos all tend to manipulate society through unrealistic or unhealthy thin body images that paint the picture of perfection of what true beauty should be like. An exploration of cosmetics surgery on television shows Extreme Makeovers and Nip/ Tuck all these programmes reflect on early middle age women to exploit themselves to cosmetic surgery to look perfectionist (Kayhan, Baig, Mehmi, Basra, 2010). Feminist argue that the response to cosmetic surgery dangerously reflects the oppressive standards for acceptable appearance....   [tags: Health & Beauty]
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Women and the Increasing Importance of Cosmetic Beauty - Ambrose Bierce (1958) once wrote, “To men a man is but a mind. Who cares what face he carries or what he wears. But woman’s body is the woman.” Despite the societal changes achieved since Bierce’s time, his statement remains true. Since the height of the feminist movement in the early 1970s, women have spent more money than ever before on products and treatments designed to make them beautiful. Cosmetic sales have increased annually to reach $18 billion in 1987 (“Ignoring the economy. . . ,” 1989), sales of women’s clothing averaged $103 billion per month in 1990 (personal communication, U.S....   [tags: Social Psychology]
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Why men should do cosmetic surgery - Plastic surgery has always been overrated by Hollywood celebrity stars in the past. Nevertheless, all the decisions made about plastic surgery were well known by women. Nowadays, the trend for cosmetic surgery has changed dramatically because more people seeing cosmetic surgery in some way is more normal and acceptable. Cosmetic surgery is a surgical procedure that can be performed primarily to enhance ones physical appearance and self-esteem. Sometimes it is necessary for some people to have plastic surgery done because of abnormal physical appearance during birth....   [tags: essays research papers] 655 words
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Making Cosmetic Surgery Freely Available on the NHS - Making Cosmetic Surgery Freely Available on the NHS Cosmetic surgery is an individual's choice and if you want to have it done and you have the money then go for it. However, having it done on the NHS should only be available if it is for `medical' reasons, which can include psychological ones. I don't agree with people who have, for example, breast reduction surgery on the NHS just for cosmetic reasons. Opting for a surgical procedure is a serious matter. While many celebrities are having the procedures to appear youthful in their very competitive job market, others are doing it to simply feel better about themselves or to feel more attractive....   [tags: Papers] 1158 words
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Cosmetic Surgery and the Mask of Aging in Western Societies - Cosmetic Surgery and the Mask of Aging in Western Societies "Nature isn't always the best. I have the money to improve on nature and I don't see why I shouldn't" (Cher, as cited in Glasgow Evening Times: 24 April 1992) "We hadn't seen or heard from each other for 28 years…Then he suggested it would be nice if we could meet. I was very nervous about it. How much had I changed. I wanted a facelift, tummy tuck and liposuction, all in one week." (A woman, age forty-nine, being interviewed for an article on "older couples" falling in love; "falling in love again" 1990) In late modernity, the exterior territories, or surfaces, of the body have become symbols of the self, and in a society where capitalist exchange is the dominant system, the body and its parts become commodities to be desired and acquired....   [tags: Papers] 712 words
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Animal Research, Testing, and Experimentation - Cruelty of Cosmetic Testing - 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: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Cosmetic Surgery and the Mask of Aging in Western Society - Cosmetic Surgery and the Mask of Aging in Western Society Grogan, Sarah (1999) Body Image: understanding body dissatisdaction in men, women and children. London and New York: Routledge 2 4 25 41 48 49-52 57 68 151 152 191 Body Image: The picture of our own body which we form in our mind, that is to say, the way in which our body appears to ourselves. (Schilder, 1950: 11) * (25) Slimness is seen as a desirable attribute for women in prosperous western cultures, and is associated with self-control, elegance, social attractiveness and youth…women have always been encouraged to change their shape and weight to conform to current trends....   [tags: Papers] 989 words
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Human Cosmetic Surgery and Prosthetic Device Implants - Human Cosmetic Surgery and Prosthetic Device Implants The human body is a collection of remarkable biological mechanisms that integrates features that can not be duplicated exactly. However, many modern prosthetic devices can add years to an individual's life, improve physical comfort and function, or in the case of aesthetic implants, improve emotional health. There are many types of implants that server a variety of functions that offer risks and benefits. Implants can server many purposes. Cosmetic surgery has variety prosthesis to select from, not only to change the appearance of a feature for aesthetic reasons, but also to correct disfiguring from trauma or disease....   [tags: Papers] 2593 words
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DNA TYPING AND QUANTIFICATION OF LIP COSMETIC SAMPLES FOR FORENSIC CASEWORK ANALYSIS - ... DNA obtained from lipstick stained lips was much less in quantity i.e. 0.01ng but it gave full genetic profile. Tsai (2010) suggested that full DNA profile is obtainable (with PCR amplification at 28 cycles) when DNA from skin residues is not less than 0.43ng [14]. Ganies et al. (2002) reported amplification of 15 STRs from only 32pg of DNA [9]. In general, as the quantification value decreases, the average number of type-able loci also tends to decrease [7]. But all loci were successfully typed in profile generated from lips....   [tags: Scientific Research ]
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Impact of Cosmetic Advertisements on Women - The Shape of America As marketing strategies have evolved, they have enhanced the ability of advertisers to communicate to the "masses" more effectively than ever before. This ability has allowed advertisers to not only reach more markets, but to be more influential in the decision making process of the audience. American society, especially young women, is being influenced by advertisers more now than in previous generations. It is not by accident that teenagers and young adults are targeted by advertisers, especially since their purchasing power as a group exceeds that of any other consumer group....   [tags: Advertising Marketing essays research papers] 1059 words
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Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery So what if John doesn't like me because I'm not as pretty as Jane and like I care if that lady with bigger breasts got the leading role in the play. Its what's in the inside that counts, right. One can repeat this to him or herself as many times as he or she likes, but the denial will somehow carry one right back to the harsh reality. Talent is good, but it's great if it comes along with beauty. In a society where appearance is everything, times can be one's worst enemy. Who will save them from the evil signs of ageing....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery ]
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Plastic Surgery - Plastic is Better In Recent times outside beauty and staying forever young are the newest trend among today's society. Women are the highest percentage of this trend because women have been conditioned at young age to believe outer beauty is unsurpassed. Plastic or cosmetic surgery in the past has been kept hushed, never knowing did she have her nose worked on. Today plastic surgery is being embraced by the millions and highly looked upon. Recently a friend of mine had a breast augmentation. Her argument was the need to feel more confident in her own body....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery]
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A Quick Fix - ... With the right doctor and some cosmetic surgery, all of their problems melt away. In a way, this quick fix is giving teenagers back their self-esteem. But then the girl notices that not only did she have a bad nose, but ugly ears as well. And then suddenly, her hips are too big or her wrists are too small and she needs new lips. One surgery usually leads to another. Cosmetic surgery is highly addictive, and if a person is not careful, she could end up like Jocelyn Wildenstein or Michael Jackson....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery]
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Popularity of Plastic Surgery - In 2008 over “9.2 million women in the United States received some form of cosmetic surgery” (medicalnews.com). Plastic surgery is becoming a way for people to escape there insecurities, but is that the main reason why cosmetic procedures have been increasing in popularity over the years. Plastic surgery is “a reconstructive surgery to a variety of operations performed in order to repair or restore body parts to look normal or to change a body part to look better” (answers.com). I believe there are three main reasons why more Americans are resulting to plastic surgery....   [tags: Cosmetic Procedures] 1008 words
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Plastic Surgery In South Korea - ... Nevertheless, whilst double eye-lid surgery is commonly associated with Westernization, as it enlarges Asian eyes, many South Korean doctors would fervently refute that this is a Westernizing process, but instead one that wishes to produce a more sophisticated look, and abundant attention is acquired to pick the correct method for a specific type of eye to guarantee that the end product does not appear too Western, and thus abnormal. The significance of looks has a long record in South Korea, which is more entrenched in the environment of conventional philosophical customs and common philosophies (Blum, 2005)....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery]
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Liposuction - ... This is well known by advertisers, so they use this pushing women to purchase the cosmetic brand that endorses the model their husband can’t stop drooling over in the checkout line’s magazine rack. There aren’t many women that I know who will leave home without painting their face‘s. They purchase clothes to accentuate the curvy figure, again paralleling themselves to the supermodel endorsement. No matter how flattering the new dress can make them feel, or how much make-up hides the skins imperfections, most still revert back to the newest beauty queen of Hollywood....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery] 1001 words
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Risks and Benefits of Plastic Surgery - Risks and Benefits of Plastic Surgery Plastic surgery is a growing entity which needs to be assessed more carefully. Messages within the media indirectly contribute to the rising rate of plastic surgery. Desires to meet the idealisms of media representations are often so consuming that people demand plastic surgery despite all of its associated risks and controversies. To compensate for this up and coming surgical trend, technology has developed more reasonable and attainable options for the public....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery essays papers]
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Optimal tattoo removal in a single laser session based on the method of repeated exposures - ... Tattoos across groups were compared 3 months later, by blinded evaluation of photographs. Biopsy was taken before and immediately after treatment and was compared in blinded fashion. Pigment content and depth was assessed on a scale of 1 to 4 that represented 0-25%, 26%-50%, 51%-75%, and 76%-100% decrease in pigmentation. Epidermal and dermal changes were graded as: absent, mild, moderate, or extensive. Results Clinical evaluation On average 236 (range 117 to 680) pulses was delivered on each tattoo....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery] 886 words
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Plastic Surgery - Have you ever considered having plastic surgery. After reading this paper you might want the surgery or you might not. Plastic surgery, a form of art, can reconstruct your body and renew your confidence but can you accept the risks involved.      Plastic surgery ranges from one- thousand dollars to three- thousand dollars or more depending on the surgery (Body fat reduction: Suction-Assisted Lipectomy). There are plenty types of plastic surgery. One type is called liposuction. The best candidates for liposuction are of relatively normal weight with pockets of excess fat in particular areas....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Cosmetic Surgery] 1093 words
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International Marketing - International Marketing The Cosmetics Industry Estee Lauder vs. Shiseido Cosmetics Introduction           The cosmetics business is a billion dollar industry. Every year, women are responsible for consuming millions of cosmetic products. The cosmetics industry is so large because of several factors. The media is a huge contributor to the intense pressure to look a certain way. The idea that “sex sells” is evident in gossip magazines, movies, advertisements, music, and more subtly- in the business world....   [tags: Cosmetics Make-up Business Essays]
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The Primacy of Poetry: On Tita Chico’s The Arts of Beauty: Women’s Cosmetics and Pope’s Ekphrasis - On Tita Chico’s The Arts of Beauty: Women’s Cosmetics and Pope’s Ekphrasis In “The Arts of Beauty: Women’s Cosmetics and Pope’s Ekphrasis,” Tita Chico contends that ekphrastic representations of women in The Rape of the Lock and Epistle to a Lady indicate Pope’s privileging poetic artistry over the art of cosmetics. In both poems, Pope exploits the humiliation of a “cosmetically constructed woman” in an effort to assert the supremacy of his own artistic authority (Chico 4). Chico uses other scholars―Laura Brown, Christa Knellwolf, and Felicity Naussbaum chief among them―to anchor the origins of her argument, but she immediately addresses their respective limitations....   [tags: Tita Chico Arts Beauty Cosmetics Ekphrasis Essays] 1801 words
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Evolution of Aesthetic Medicine and its Implications on Modern Society - ... Another significant factor towards the recent increase of cosmetic surgery procedures is attributed to major technological advancements in recent years. Modern advances in technology have significantly decreased pain level as well as post-operation complications. Cosmetic surgeons are also widely available and offer competitive rates in many urban centers. The repackaging of cosmetic surgery as a business has also allowed for surgeons to advertise, which only adds to a consumer’s temptation....   [tags: Medical Science]
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Plastic Surgery - ... This growth shows that cosmetic surgery has become just another product in our consumer society, (Espejo, 85). The increase amount of jobs that cosmetic and reconstructive surgery provides for our economy should be recognized as an important part as to why our economy is slowing crawling out of this recession. While this development may have been unavoidable, the negative connotation associated with undergoing cosmetic surgery should diminish once it becomes more generally acknowledged to be a major factor in pulling our economy out of this recession....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Is Plastic Surgery Good or Bad? - Believing that talent and intelligence will get you just as far if your ugly as it will if you were pretty is an idealistic thought for an idealistic world, however the fact of the matter is that talent takes a backseat to beauty under most circumstances. With the economy rising, cosmetic surgery is becoming more widely available, before it was the rich and the famous who had the ability to surgically enhance their features. However as it becomes much more culturally acceptable, and readily available, there have been many more problems concerning it....   [tags: plastic surgery,] 595 words
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Beauty and the Bloke by Cosmo Landesman and Breaking Free of Oldfashioned Stereotypes - Beauty and the Bloke by Cosmo Landesman and Breaking Free of Oldfashioned Stereotypes "Beauty and the bloke" by Cosmo Landesman is an argumentative article trying to put across the message that men and women are breaking free of old fashioned stereotypes, he is trying to convey the message that it's the nineties, men no longer have to be macho and hairy. They are no longer afraid or ashamed to care for their appearances, even if it means cosmetic surgery. Women to are also making a stand, no longer will they stand silent being made to look good by men, women are now "prepared to give the men they love a shove in the direction of the cosmetic surgeon" Landesman throughout the article, puts across the message that women are to blame for men's insecurities in their appearances....   [tags: Papers] 645 words
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Tax Accounting Cases - 1. Deducting Cosmetic Surgery Issue: Can Ms. Gorgeous deduct the cost of her cosmetic surgery enhancements as a medical expense. Facts: Ms. Gorgeous is an aspiring actress who has managed to earn a living doing television commercials. Decided to have botox injections in her forehead and collagen enhancements to her lips to hopefully move up in the industry. After the procedures, her career drastically improved and she received movie offers. Statutory: Section 213(d)(9) classifies and treats cosmetic surgery as follows: (A) The term “medical care” does not include cosmetic surgery or other similar procedures, unless the surgery or procedure is necessary to ameliorate a deformity arising from, or directly related to, a congenital abnormality, a personal injury resulting from an accident or trauma, or disfiguring disease....   [tags: Taxes Tax Accounting ] 1865 words
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Perfection Is Not Perfectly Safe - ... As with any surgery, scarring and some nerve damage are nearly inevitable and the risk of infection remains possible. Imagine the devastating effect of ptosis on a woman’s face after a facelift or eyelid surgery. The sagging and drooping of her facial features could be permanent and might require several more surgeries to correct. Anesthesia used to sedate the patient attribute even more substantial risks a person takes when undergoing superfluous surgeries. Everyone reacts differently to anesthesia and some patients are met with serious complications....   [tags: Sociology]
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Teenagers and "Mega Alterations" - ... Research shows that teens active in pop culture and the media are more likely to alter their bodies in a way that fits with societies outlook on “beauty” (Mann). Teenagers are greatly affected by what they see in the media and who they look up to. When they see all of the celebrities constantly altering their bodies to look a certain way, they want to too. Years ago, plastic surgery was only available for the rich and famous. Today plastic surgery is cheaper and more popular, making it more common around the country....   [tags: Beauty & Image]
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Origins of The Beauty Myth - The Correct Origins of "The Beauty Myth" Naomi Wolf's "The Beauty Myth," discusses the impact of our male-dominated society upon women. Wolf argues that women's most significant problems associated with societal pressures are a "fairly recent invention," dating back to the 1970s (6). She explains that women have "breached the power structure" by acquiring rights equal to men in areas such as, education, professional careers, and voting. As a result, Wolf suggests that the "beauty myth" is the "last one remaining of the old feminine ideologies that still has the power to control those women" (3)....   [tags: ] 1573 words
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Against Animal Testing - We all have a pet either is a dog named spot or a cat named fluffy would you wont some one to test medicine or cosmetic on your pet so why let them on some one else. Today I am going to tell you why animals testing is wrong, what the drug and cosmetic companies do to these poor creatures. Drug testing on animals is unnecessary because animal‘s body never reacts to drug like humans. Drug and cosmetic companies are the biggest animal tester. They have a lot of drug recalled because animal testing didn’t show that they where harmful....   [tags: Animal Cruelty] 779 words
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Beauty Revolution - ... Not perfect. Who should we be. That supermodel, there. The kicker is that many of the images women aspire to are not achievable through any natural means. A portion of the $180 billion paid graphic artists to digitally edit out imperfections and reshape even the most desirable women to make them more appealing to the eye. The strain to transform is especially prominent in female advertising ideals. According to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), “fashion models weigh 23 percent less than the average female, although these representations are perceived to be normal.” This is less of a passive suggestion for women to be thin when one gives credence to women’s magazines having “10.5 times more advertisements and articles promoting weight loss than men's magazines.” Cosmetic procedures have become a staple in American female beauty ideals....   [tags: Beauty]
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Genetic Enhancement: Society's Worst Nightmare - ... John gets accepted into a prestiges school, while Joe goes to technical school. John ends up becoming a doctor and making a six-figure annual salary, while Joe ends up becoming a welder making between an annual salary between $30,000 and $40,000. Judging by what was labeled successful in the beginning of the paragraph, the more successful person is obviously John. Of course this is just a hypothetical example and Joe could just as well become a doctor without being genetically enhanced or John (genetically enhanced) not becoming a doctor....   [tags: Informative, Social Issues] 1975 words
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