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Plastic Surgery’s Chicken or Egg Story?

Certainly, modern culture ideals often motivate women to get their breasts enlarged. And it is interesting to ponder whether the modern ideal is a cause or effect of plastic surgery. That is, is the plastic surgeon’s beauty ideal driving the cultural norm? Or are new ideals developed by art, a handful of iconic sex symbols, and driven by a few ‘connectors’ (as Malcom Gladwell would call them), and simply reflected in a plastic surgeon’s work satisfying their patient’s desire? What is the chicken and egg? From the thin, flat-chested flappers of the roaring 20s to the Marilyn Monroe and Bettie Page voluptuous pin-up beauties, physical attractiveness norms have made some radical paradigm changes in just a span of 4 or 5 decades. Now, with the advent of artifical enhancement, larger breasts are just a scalpel away. Bigger lips can be yours in under 40 minutes. So it makes sense that this immediate availability to alter oneself may foster yet another paradigm shift of beauty – one of “bigger is better.” What do you think?

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