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326 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by KikiPeepers

Is the cosmetic surgery industry responsible for eating disorder rates?

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17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 9/17/03 - 4:10:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it's responsible, per se, but I'm sure they're linked. If I had to have a theory, I'd say the rise in eating disorders was responsible for the rise in cosmetic surgery, not the other way round. Eating disorders often start way before a person is legally allowed to have the surgery.
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 9/17/03 - 4:40:10 AM EST (GMT-5)
Partly responsible probably...
17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 9/17/03 - 4:49:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
no. media is respinsible for portraying cosmetic surgery and insanely skinny people as desirable and attractive. society is responsible for buying into it. parents are responsible for failing to teach their kids to be proud of what they are and happy with their natural state. school bullies are responsible for picking on the ugly kids.

cosmetic surgery is just one of the many tools by which the PEOPLE of our society influence others to have things like eating disorders.

17 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Wednesday 9/17/03 - 8:29:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think they are responsible, I think the media is, as ntropy said. Cosmetic surgery is used for so many more things than just liposuction ... it's the anorexic models that our society praises that makes eating disorder rates so high. A size 8 used to be considered perfectly thin, but that's now what 'plus-size' models start at. Add that to newer fashions that show off a lot more of our bodies, an overabundance of OTC diet drugs that are available, and how society ridicules and looks down on bigger people, and it's no wonder 1 in 4 girls will have an eating disorder by the time they are 18.
17 yrs ago - Saturday 10/4/03 - 7:24:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
I agree ntropy, the media and pop culture are responsible...
17 yrs ago - Saturday 10/4/03 - 8:21:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
Actually, most studies say that the desire to be thin or "beautiful" isn't the reason that most girls have eating disorders. It may start out for these reason, but it continues because of a feeling of helplessness and a feeling that your life is out of your control. I imagine when you feel out of control that knowing you can control how your body looks and what you put into your mouth is empowering.
17 yrs ago - Tuesday 10/14/03 - 1:09:33 AM EST (GMT-5)
They could slightly have something to do with it
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 11/18/03 - 3:21:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
This is a funny conspiracy.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 11/18/03 - 3:25:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, low self esteems and insecure teenagers cause eating disorders.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 11/18/03 - 3:26:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
no, eating disorders are prevalent in media remote places of the world such as areas in Africa as yet unadulterated with western influence. I agree with unhailey it's an issue of control and in eating disorder studies in Europe and America anorexia has been correlated with controlling stifling mothers - bulemia however was not.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 11/18/03 - 3:27:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Stupid media blamers.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 11/18/03 - 5:52:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Thank you Trips. A serious eating disorder is caused by internal issues.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 5:18:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think so
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 5:32:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
no , all those stupid magazines that show ugly super skinny women who are really ugly !
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Wednesday 11/19/03 - 5:44:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nicole, I think you have anger issues.
16 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 1/1/04 - 3:28:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
i think supermodels are.

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