The Breast Blog: Cosmetic Surgery Predictions

Everyone is entitled to their predictions. And given the new year is looming, everyone who is anyone will be offering up theirs.

So it was no surprise to find the 10 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2005 From The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in my inbox. I'm interested in the concept of plastic surgery. In a million years I would not put myself under the knife to experience it. I'm just fine in my natural form thank you very much. But as a student of psychology, I'm fascinated by our societies tendency to never be satisfied with what they have. And our willingness to go through great personal pain and suffering to grab that illusive golden ring of eternal bliss.

So, I read through the list. The tenth prediction popped out at me.

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is the leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery. According to ASAPS's tenth prediction, " The proliferation of "Reality" TV programs featuring plastic surgery may lose their public appeal. The long term psychological effect of undergoing a dramatic change in appearance from simultaneous multiple-procedures, as is common for participants of reality shows, may surface in 2005."

I don't own a television so I have never watched any of the 'slice and dice' shows. But my gut tells me that such a concept is not healthy physically, emotionally or spiritually. And it would appear, that prediction number 10 was a bit of an afterthought for the folks behind the knife.

Oh well.

The women who participate in the publicized display of enduring multiple cosmetic surgery procedures believe that their breast implants, tucks and botox will lead them to greater satisfaction and happiness. But actually, ASAP is not sure of the "long term psychological effect of undergoing a dramatic change in appearance" even though dramatic change in appearance is what ASAP specialize in.

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