Re: The psychology behind plastic surgery
Well, to me plastic surgery is just an extension of many other things. You could say the same about the clothes you wear: If you go out shopping do you buy for function or for appearance and "swag-value" as well? And how much more money do you spend on clothes that you don't buy purely for practical reasons?
Or cars. A lot of popular American cars are total pieces of shit. Escalades. Corvettes. All shite, but people still buy them because of the status these items have.
Any number of things really.
The bottom line is that people are concerned with how others view them. Some a bit more than the other. Paying thousands to voluntarily go through surgery to make your nose a little smaller is a bit extreme maybe, but the motivation behind it is purely natural and common to all regular/healthy people.