Celebrities getting cosmetic procedures to improve various parts of their bodies has become standard fare for entertainment outlets the world over. Given their place in society as role models, it’s no wonder that when a celebrity announces they’ve had rhinoplasty in San Diego, many people aspire to do the same.
An article on TIME highlighted a pattern that emerged from data gathered on RealSelf.com (a website where users can discuss different plastic surgery procedures) on celebrity body parts that are most popular among its users. The data indicated that Kim Kardashian’s derriere is by far the most requested feature, and that requests for information on certain procedures seemed to coincide with key moments in pop culture:
Every once in a while, a key moment in pop culture will cause a spike in celebrity requests. When Maleficent hit theaters, for example, more women began inquiring about Angelina Jolie’s cheekbones. When Snooki was popular (remember those days?) and got some work done to her teeth, people began asking about getting theirs as white as hers. And when Krista from The Bachelorette underwent a post-natal “mommy makover,” a surge of women began expressing interest in the procedure as well.
However, cosmetic surgeons caution that looking like a celebrity should not be the primary motivation for seeking plastic surgery. Instead, above any desire to have a bum like Kim’s or lips like Angelina, the goal for undergoing any plastic surgery procedure should able about improving yourself.
Thankfully, this seems to have been reflected in the data recovered from RealSelf, as the Time article later revealed:
But for the most part, the majority of people discussing plastic surgery on RealSelf don’t reference specific famous people at all.
“Ninety-nine percent of the people do not want to look like a celebrity,” Nakamoto says. “They just want to fix something very personal and go on with their lives feeling more confident with themselves.”
Ultimately, whether you’re thinking of getting a facelift, a necklift, rhinoplasty, or blepharoplasty in San Diego, the procedure should be about fixing something that’s personal to you so that you can go on with living a normal, productive, and meaningful life. When that is clearly your motivation, medical professionals such as those from Alexander Cosmetic Surgery will be more than happy to help you achieve the results you desire.
(Source: From Kim’s Butt to Angelina’s Lips: The Plastic Surgery Procedures Women Want, TIME, July 22, 2014)