A study carried out in 2018 examined 35 articles of cosmetic surgery in five popular American and Canadian women’s magazines: Cosmopolitan , The Oprah Magazine , Prevention , Chatelaine and Flare. -and found that they often describe cosmetic surgery as an integral part of women’s beauty regimes, with emotional risks only being mentioned 18% of the time.
Researchers are more concerned about those seeking surgery for questionable reasons and unrealistic expectations, noting that dissatisfaction with their results could have a serious psychological impact.
“These magazines promise an improvement in emotional health and that won’t necessarily be the result,” Andrea Polonijo, a researcher at the University of British Columbia, told AFP. “They might want to consider presenting a more balanced view.”
In each issue of eBeautyPlanet , with balanced information, you will find a “are you ready?” test to make sure your motivations for surgery are healthy.
If your emotional health is not stable or if you believe that plastic surgery will change who you are, you may not be a good candidate.