Originally Posted by LJJ
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.
To me, there is a difference between wanting to dress nice, comb your hair neatly, look presentable, and having a positive self image through enhancing what you already have, compared to literally going under a knife, to physically alter your face/body permantely though.
One is in the realm of positive self image, and the other creeps into the realm of severe insecurities.