The Importance Of Youth In Today’s Society

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Posted January 09, 2018 in General Plastic Surgery, by Dr. Fiorillo

As women in today’s society, we all feel more pressure than ever before to stay young and beautiful. When a woman hits her early 30’s, she is considered to be past her prime, which is a damaging view of beauty that knocks the self- esteem and confidence of many young women, who are, after all, still at a time when they are normally young and relatively wrinkle-free! But why has today’s society placed such a focus on youth and beauty?

Media Barrage

It’s easy to blame the media for how we view beauty, but a whole generation is now growing up with outdated views on youth and beauty – we’re bringing our children up to place their focus on their appearance rather than on what is inside. This is a dangerous, slippery slope that will lead to a generation of eating disorders, mental problems, and body dysmorphic disorders, as more people than ever before focus on how they look and become dissatisfied with their appearance.

Is Plastic Surgery to Blame?

While many people claim that the rise in popularity of plastic surgery is to blame, this simply isn’t true. With new technology and the latest advances in surgical techniques, it’s true that more people than ever before can take advantage of plastic surgery to correct aspects of their appearance they are displeased with. But, it’s important to teach our children that how they act and what they do in their lives is far more important than how they look.

There will always be those who are insecure about their appearance, and for these people, plastic surgery can be a godsend. As a society, we need to stop placing such a focus on youth – some of the most beautiful actresses in the world, such as Julianne Moore, Susan Sarandon, and Meryl Streep are in their 50s and 60s and still look stunning!

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