Plastic Surgery Cause Addiction
In certain situations, plastic surgery is almost the same as smoking for causing behavioral addiction. So don’t be surprised that people who have had a plastic surgery once will repeat it several times.
Plastic surgery is not considered taboo which makes women or men do plastic surgery.
78 year old movie star Elizabeth Taylor has done surgery over 100 times rom health care operations, caesarean section and the mostly cosmetic surgeries.
Reality show star Heidi Montag also admitted that she had undergone plastic surgery 10 times in one day. Although she did not confess an addiction, but experts think such behavior is an addiction.
“Addictions are characterized with three fundamental symptoms which are repeating again, craving something and doing something despite having a negative consequence,” said Tom Horvarth, a psychologist in addictions treatment center in La Jolla, California, as quoted from Foxnews.
Horvarth added though someone got the pleasure of plastic surgery it is not the same with the enjoyment of certain substances such as smoking, but it is a potentially addictive behavior (addiction).
“The potential is seen when someone has managed to turn around and get good results, then that person will think about the next operation to be repaired with plastic surgery. This is where plastic surgery addiction starts,” he said.
Most people who have been addicted to plastic surgery is because they want to meet their physiological needs. Usually these people feel compelled to always look beautiful.
People who do not feel satisfied with themselves from time to time also will do anything to improve body satisfaction, leading to addiction to plastic surgery.
Another reason people want to do plastic surgery is the desire to look younger, in order to be accepted by the social environment. There is also conducting operations in order to look less ethnic.
In some cases, people who do plastic surgery because of their realistic perception of its features are in a condition known medically as body dysmorphic disorder.
If the patient is already showing signs of addiction, then the surgeon will usually recommend the patient to conduct counseling and talk about how much he needs to perform plastic surgery.
But this would be very difficult, especially if the patient had previously been doing a lot of plastic surgery on their body. If this happens then the possibility of physiological therapy is needed.
The best way to prevent addiction to plastic surgery is to stop it before it actually happens. Plastic surgery is not a bad thing, but if is done continuously and change many things, than it could be something bad. Someone must know when s/he would require plastic surgery and when not to.