"Despite causing death in one in 3,000 cases, the number of people getting the procedure has more than doubled in the last five years"
Hello hi, I've been a bit quiet but today we are back. I wanted to open a discussion on this topic not because I am against surgery, but I wanted to understand the causes in the sudden uprise and desire for it. Believe me when I say I would be lying if I said I did not wish for bigger assets at one point in my life. I have even gone bald twice in the hope of generating a 'fat back' for myself, but it just hasn't worked. Jokes aside, when I realised the fatal implications that cosmetic surgery has had on thousands of people, I wanted to explore the extent to which societal influence can be so powerful some of us are willing to risk losing our life to a clump of silicone.
The Role of Influencers in the Brazillian Butt Lift (BBL) epidemic
To be clear I have no problem with influencers who choose to get their body done. What I do find concerning is the message that getting 'surgery' or 'body edits' can make your personal branding more lucrative, for example gaining more brand endorsements or becoming a better rated instagram baddie. Guess what I am hear to tell you ... if you want that slice of pizza, eat it! Perfection is happiness and risking your life to fulfill a trend is nonsense to me. Young people are going to extreme lengths at young ages to put thousands of pounds towards surgery, without even buying their first house or car in the hope that if they make it out alive, boohoo will sponsor their holiday clothes. Influencers, Bobrisky and friends, I am pleading that whether or not you get surgery, please put more emphasis on content that educates young people on the skill set they need to be successful. The reason young people are chasing surgery is because you have put emphasis on your looks giving you the lavish lifestyles and the desire to replicate this lifestyle is causing several calamities.
"A twisted fetish for fakery"
Men tell your girlfriends, boyfriends, sisters and even female friends they are beautiful, the same applies for females. The more you fantasise about unnatural features, the more people will aspire to live up to those fantasies without needing to. Day by day more of us are seeking validation from social media because some have demonstrated ability to make revenue through attention, people are willing to do anything and everything to find themselves from the perspectives of others. Drama sells, but is does not last.Let us focus on trying to be the best versions of ourselves .
If you have done so, I respect your decision to get your body done. However, if there is anyone out there thinking of getting cosmetic surgery to satisfy anyone other than themselves I plead for your reconsideration.
Until next time,
P.S.You are beautiful with or without surgery.