Tim Mitchinson, the spokesperson for Christian Science in Illinois, wrote this blog on October 1, 2015.
The quest to look good can be a creative thing. It may include discovery and exploration of different clothes, hairstyles, etc. that express your uniqueness. But unfortunately, it can also become a dangerous obsession – using extreme measures to feel beautiful.
These measures may range from cosmetic and plastic surgeries, to extreme dieting and the overuse of tanning facilities. More and more physicians are advising individuals to think very seriously about the health risks of these measures.
A survey by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS,) notes that complications from inferior surgeons are so widespread that, of the more than 150,000 cosmetic nose jobs done each year, nearly 21% are corrective procedures.
Have you ever done anything extreme in order to improve your looks? I have, and learned a lot in the process.
According to the Social Issues Research Center in Oxford, England, “We are all more obsessed with our appearance than we like to admit. According to the SIRC, “We have become accustomed to extremely rigid and uniform standards of beauty…that have become harder and harder to attain…”
So how can we have a healthy image of ourselves? Please click here to read the entire post.