Cosmetic Surgery Encouraged by “Lookism”
Recently there were two surveys done of Australian men asking if they would consider cosmetic surgery. One was done for the Victorian Cosmetic Institute in Melbourne, Victoria and those researchers found that one out of three men would consider it. The other was done by the University of Sydney and found that “lookism” is on the rise.
Lookism is causing men to feel that they “can reinvent themselves and there is no stigma attached anymore to having work done,” according to Dr Chan of the Victorian Cosmetic Institute. Men are more than twice as likely as women to have cosmetic surgery done for professional reasons, believing that they can land a better job if they look good.
It was found that 41 percent of Australians over the age of 18 would have cosmetic surgery, and the main reason given in the surveys was that they want to “freshen up” because they feel past their “Use By” date. Even those in the 25-34 year old age bracket feel that they are “over the hill”.
Anyone over the age of 40 or 50 will probably laugh at that idea. But popular treatments for those young ages include BOTOX® Cosmetic, chemical peels, facial fillers, and liposuction. One must remember, too, that Australians spend a lot of time on their beautiful beaches.
At the Cosmetic Surgical Center, Dr. Rai works closely with all his patients, discussing options and making sure that each person fully understands the risks and benefits of any plastic surgery procedure they are considering.