Body Image

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Choice To Go Under The Knife

Blaming the media per se for the growing popularity of cosmetic treatment is convenient, but not necessarily accurate. The desire to go under the knife could also stem from problematic conceptions of body image and self-esteem, which are influenced mostly by everyday interactions: with peers, friends, teachers, and parents. A child with parents who have done such procedures, for instance, is more likely to do so themselves. Taunts, jibes, and careless remarks can affect too. Through this the media appears to be a contributory factor. Continue reading

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