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A New Reality For Beauty Standards

With the spread of photo-editing technology through applications like Snapchat and Facetune, the level of physical "perfection" previously seen only on celebrity or beauty magazines is now all over social media. As these images become the norm, people's perceptions of beauty worldwide are changing, which can take a toll on a person's self-esteem and can [...]

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Plastic Surgeons Warn Against Selfies

Selfies can distort the face and make the nose look larger than it is, according to plastic surgeons who say they’ve seen an uptick in requests for cosmetic procedures from people who want to look better in selfies. “Patients under age 40 take out their phones and tell me they don’t like how they look,” [...]

Petition on ‘Dangerous’ Cosmetic Surgery Kids Apps

At first glance they look innocent enough. But most parents don’t realise these common apps are seriously damaging our kids. Children as young as three are being taught to critique their own bodies and appearance through “dangerous” cosmetic surgery apps, experts have warned. A range of these games can be found on various app stores, [...]

Demand for Better Selfies Prompts Rise in US Plastic Surgery Requests

Dental hygienist Jennifer Reynolds was always self-conscious about her looks, never took selfies and felt uncomfortable being tagged in photographs posted on social media. The 34-year-old from Costa Rica who lives in New York opted for plastic surgery on her nose and now feels ready for prime time on social media."I definitely feel more comfortable [...]

Are selfies sparking more plastic surgery?

After being crowned word of the year in 2013, it was only a matter of time until ‘selfie’ became a business opportunity. According to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, selfies are behind a boom in young people (well, young people in the United States anyway) seeking plastic [...]

Cosmetic surgery and parental insanity

Bras, braces, makeup are all rites of passage for many teen girls. But if you're a member of the Marshall family, so are boob jobs. Britney Marshall, a 14-year-old from Nottinghamshire, England, is the youngest girl of the Marshall family and the only one without breast implants. Her mother, Chantal Marshall, told the Sun, "Britney [...]

New reality program creates bride of Frankenstein in the name of perfection

A new reality program Bridalsplasty is set to hit Australian screens this year. The idea behind the series is really quite repulsive.  It sets young brides to be with low self esteem and body images issues against each other in a competition to change the way they look. The winner gets a major plastic surgery [...]