I'm a Barbie girl...in a real world?


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    Whenever a photo of a celebrity is seen in the magazines or anywhere in the media, they appear to be perfect. Whether it's from genetics, special beauty routines that they have, or a nip and tuck from cosmetic surgeon. In today's media, it is told, or thought of, that if we don't like what we see in the mirror the solution is to get it fixed with surgery.Some people believe this to a certain extreme to be perfect, or in other cases, look like Barbie. One woman in particular has had some work done to the point where she is now known on the internet as "The Living Barbie."  
    Valeria Lukyanova is Ukrainian woman in her 20's, and claims that she has only had one
 cosmetic procedure. Her nose is slim, breasts are large, and has a tiny waste that is of an unnatural size. She is a model in the Ukraine, and has started to create a buzz in the United States because of her physique. Her title of being the "Living Barbie" has made it's way to finding a "Living Ken". Even though these people believe that going under the knife is acceptable, do they understand the dangers of plastic surgery?

    Any type of surgery that a patient decides to go through can have risk factors that can later lead to complications. Some of the complications with plastic surgery listed by Mayo Clinic are infection at the site of the incision which can lead to the wound healing improperly, skin breakdown, and nerve damage. More complications can be found here. With complications such as poor scarring, some people will pay more just to have the surgery redone. Or they will get the surgery redone if they simply don't like the way they look the first time. Some people like Heidi Montag become addicted to plastic surgery, and will get multiple surgeries done at one time so that their body will heal all at once. However, some doctors recommend that the patient as a well trained certified doctor and that they are healthy enough to handle the healing process. But having too many surgeries can put you at risk for things like Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Which is when someone persistently looks at themselves and think that there is always something wrong in their appearance. 

    It's hard to believe that people would want to, and are willing to go through so many surgeries to make themselves feel as though they need to be perfect. Putting the costs aside, and your appearance. Going under the knife is not okay for your body physically and mentally. I personally do not believe that plastic surgery is the answer, for you are not able to go back the way you were before. You aren't changing your hair color,  if you don't like it you can change it back. This is your body that you are messing with, as well as your life. 

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      Valerie posing for a high fashion magazine.




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I am in total shock that a person like her exists. It is already bad enough that Victoria's Secret models are affecting girls across the world to envy their bodies and want to look just like them. The fact that Barbie has also altered the minds of little girls with how a person should look is just atrocious. Thankfully, we have celebrities like Demi Lovato promoting that curves and a little bit of cellulite is ok to have. She is breaking the barriers with being super skinny and having the "perfect" body, making her one of the best role models for this generation. Demi has struggled with body image issues all her life and claims that she has looked up to Barbie and other insanely skinny celebrities throughout her childhood. When she found out that there is a Barbie Doll recently made that depicts what most woman looks like nowadays (curvy, not too tall, some form of fat all over her body instead of only being skin and bones), she was on cloud 9 and kept promoting it to her fans (Lovatics). Overall, I believe that the world is slowly steering away from the perfect Barbie Girl look and going back to the sexy curves everyone use to love. Hopefully the consistent want for ">plastic surgery will die out soon. Would people react the same way towards plastic surgery if they knew how damaging it really is to the mind and body? Probably since everyone wants to fit in.... Such a sad world.

I am in total shock that a person like her exists. It is already bad enough that Victoria's Secret models are affecting girls across the world to envy their bodies and want to look just like them. The fact that Barbie has also altered the minds of little girls with how a person should look is just atrocious. Thankfully, we have celebrities like Demi Lovato promoting that curves and a little bit of cellulite is ok to have. She is breaking the barriers with being super skinny and having the "perfect" body, making her one of the best role models for this generation. Demi has struggled with body image issues all her life and claims that she has looked up to Barbie and other insanely skinny celebrities throughout her childhood. When she found out that there is a Barbie Doll recently made that depicts what most woman looks like nowadays (curvy, not too tall, some form of fat all over her body instead of only being skin and bones), she was on cloud 9 and kept promoting it to her fans (Lovatics). Overall, I believe that the world is slowly steering away from the perfect Barbie Girl look and going back to the sexy curves everyone use to love. Hopefully the consistent want for plastic surgery will die out soon. Would people react the same way towards plastic surgery if they knew how damaging it really is to the mind and body? Probably since everyone wants to fit in.... Such a sad world.

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