What's driven the increase in cosmetic injectables?

What's driven the increase in cosmetic injectables?
This stuff really wasn't around much when I was in my 20s but now some women can't wait to turn 18 so they can start getting lip fillers and botox.
I feel as if there is a greater amount of pressure to get the perfect look.

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  • Because we're bombarded with images of beautiful people in movies and social media all day.
    We live in a lookist society that focuses on looks and rewards looks above anything else (especially for women). They might feel marginalized by society and might even have been bullied
    in my opinion it's hypocritical to prioritize looks but at the same time judging people for wanting to improve/fix their looks

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  • I think you nailed it on the "greater pressure to get the perfect look" part. I think the media has fooled us all on this and has created these perfect images that people strive for. Now I dont think it's a bad thing to strive for perfection in fact it's good I think we should do it more often because I hate acceptance more than anything. However if it is costing you your health or life that should stop.

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    • Imperfection is beautiful.
      It does make me wonder what all these things are doing to people's bodies. Sure the body breaks it down but it makes me think of if it's doing any kind of damage.

    • A lot of times you dont know until it's too late. It very easily might be who knows I know it's not natural. I will willfully admit I strive for perfection but it's because I want all these things I want to be more healthy, I want to look nicer and feel stronger ya know not so much surgery. Well I would consider lipo and skin tightening for my face if the gym and diet doesn't fix me. However I consider those very easy passive things that dont have much blowback. I feel too many people settle and accept instead of always pushing and driving for more. Now sure certain situations won't allow for it but thats what I mean. I agree that imperfections can sometimes be pretty though or maybe I am very very forgiving. Haha all it takes for me is a face and body and I'll do anything the ladies want.

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  • Because they are dumb and need something to be insecure about. Even if guys like their bodies, some still find something to be insecure about. Some even mutilate their vulvas because they watch too much porn where women have small lips and pink clits and think they are abnormal if they don't look like that when it is the opposite, porn stars do the same, they use substances to change their color and get surgery to change the look of it.. They don't even check if their vulvas are normal.

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  • Some women look at Instagram models & think that is what looks attractive & what men want. It is all a false illusion. None of my boyfriend's ever liked the fake look & my boyfriend has always discouraged me when I mention it. I think somen fall prey to the media & thinks they need to be fake to look good when in reality, those models are fake and take 100 pictures in perfect angles and lighting to get 1 good picture.

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  • Big lips are "in" now, and the technology and practice of using fillers is now safer to do. It's also not permanent, which is another draw.

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    • I did a bit of reading up on the long term effects of lip fillers. I've found that women who start too young or have their lips filled too much end up ruining the structure of their lips by stretching the skin leaving them with loose lips.

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    • True but they may want or need to stop at some point thus leaving them with loose lips.
      It was something that I really considered getting done last year but decided against it.

    • Yeah, people go into it knowing the risks generally.

  • Botox, Dermal Fillers, Laser resurfacing, rhinoplasty, facelift.
    Now we have Vaginal Rejuvenation, where you can take your pick from labiaplasty (the most popular vaginal rejuvenation procedure), vaginoplasty, even a monsplasty!

    As I've said before, the real winners are the ones who are carrying out all these procedures. Also, you always read about the people who have had successful procedures done - you never read about all those whose procedures were... not so great.

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  • Social media. The Kardashians. I'm noticing everyone is starting to look the same now.

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    • They want to look like a Kardashian but end up looking like Daisy duck.

  • Funny, because almost all cases of young women getting Botox and fatter lips that I know of were either unnecessary, or dogged up their looks.

    I'd chalk it all up to the general rise in mental derangement and irrational obsession in these new generations.

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  • Everyone wants to be better than they are.
    Girls especially want to better themselves physically, and are willing to pay more and focus on finer details. Mirrors for them are a scanner for imperfections. At least that’s what it seems like.

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  • Insecurity. The idea that u must fix every flaw. And that only without those flaws can u become prettier. Perfection is way over rated. Not knowing how bad these things can be afterwards.

    Those fillers and stuff stretch your skin so u always end up needing more and more. Plastic surgeons know this and the really bad consequences that's why they don't get those procedures

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  • "I see naturally beautiful women get Botox, fake tits
    Fake lips, they so brainwashed and it doesn't make sense
    Focus on your life and the path you're pursuing
    'Cause y'all too busy worried about what Kim Kardashian's doing"
    Fly - by hopsin

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  • Bad parenting, insecurity, not trusting them selves because no one taught them which leads to bad parenting again. The mentality (Everybody is doing it), no motivation. Never forget what kinda of celebrity scale we have now and how did they become famous from the kardashians, rappers, instagram ''models'', ''sexy'' streamers, ''cosplay'', gym babes and so on. When all of that is allowed and counts as normal now days because DUH it's 2000 something no one gives a shit. The thought of having morals and standards has changed because (being nice) is wrong now. I can go on and on how the society has changed and people not putting more energy to keep their children safe because they didn't have the chance to do different things when they were kids so sure why not.

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  • In a word, Folly, along with Vanity. Trust me, it will not make them any more attractive to the opposite sex. It would simply expose them to possible medical complications, as well as make them easier targets of objectification and abuse.

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  • Easy, fast, cheap.
    Before it was expensive and exclusive to some with a high risk involved.

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  • Since the Enlightment Era people became more ugly due to lacking facial development. The Industrial Revolution allowed for lots of soft foods to be produced en masse. Solid foods cause the face to develop more beautifully because of Wolfe's law. Bone cells remodel themselves according to the load they have to bear. Heavy mastication of the mouth helps develop more bone tissue in the face to get strong and high cheek bones, better chin, better upper and lower jaw. Also mouth breathing and eating with open mouth prevent proper lip development. The Lips plump out when eating with mouth closed due to muscle action.

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  • Social media, easier access to it, less intrusive plastic surgery methods, popular culture

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  • Honestly I've never kissed a chick with lip fillers and i will never ever ever ever ever ever ever go close to it. That's disgusting

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  • Because maybe they want to look better? There's nothing wrong with it and I'm even planning on some.

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  • It's not taboo anymore, I guess.
    Plus the availability, there are cosmetic clinics in every city.

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  • Social media. Jokes on You thou as men would do you with the surgery

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  • Influences of Ideals, Like the Kardashians.

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  • Women are stupid. That is what has driven it.

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    • Not this little red duck.

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    • Count number of men and women on Instagram. Count number of men and women not on Instagram. People who think Instagram is life are double stupid.

    • πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ definitely

  • Idiocy?

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  • Instagram.

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  • Because Kylie Jenner

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  • The Kardashians

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  • Because Kylie Jenner did it

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