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Beauty To Order - The Quality Of Life
Beauty To Order - The Quality Of Life

Video: Beauty To Order - The Quality Of Life

Video: Beauty To Order - The Quality Of Life
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Plastic surgeons have been practicing for a long time and have managed to classify the psychological types of their clients. Previously, plastic surgery was the lot of the elite, but now, as experts unanimously admit, everyone comes. If at the dawn of the formation of plastic surgery, only four types of face were taken into account, today there are more than 200. But the psychocomplexes that push people to resort to radical changes have not changed yet

1. Freaks

The first group includes those who perceive their personality through appearance. Nothing but a pretty face or a silicone sculpted torso. They verbally recognize the importance of other virtues and values. But when asked about the reasons for failure in their careers and personal lives, they bitterly admit that they were unlucky with their appearance. They are freaks, silly cranks, losers, the best collection of which can be seen in cheap TV shows. summer residents, the best collection of which can be seen in cheap serials.

Actors of cheap TV series resemble wax figures from Madame Tussauds: they speak simple monotonous texts, smile deliberately and deliberately, and move like mannequins. They are childishly waiting for enthusiasm, like losers, they put the whole fuse of their little desperate soul into their appearance, getting a desperately small result. Hundreds of acting schools, dental clinics and plastic surgery centers serve armies of those willing to take the risk and become a star.

A hair transplant is suitable for a balding Don Juan, and a skin transplant from buttocks to cheeks is suitable for a manager who is afraid of retirement. There is no need to talk about prostitutes and gigolos. This is their job. An abandoned husband or an abandoned wife also does not go to a barber, as before, but to a plastic specialist. Old people of both sexes today save up for a rainy day, but as it gets delayed, they spend their savings on a miraculous makeover.

Those who are ready to die will not be afraid of general anesthesia and the surgeon's knife. Every now and then they publish love stories of seventy-year-old grooms, who, after plastic surgery, dramatically rejuvenated the search area. True, not all of them managed to survive the triumph, and in the literal sense, because skin transplantation is not accompanied by a heart transplant. External rejuvenation does not cause internal renewal.

Plastic surgeons know that the majority of clients either have low self-esteem, or have not formed an identity, do not have their own “I”. With the latter, you can generally say anything you want. The phrases pouring sweet oil into their ears: “This is the first time I see such a back!”, “Yes, there is a little work, in everything else you just shine!”, “You turned just in time, you have a wonderful intuition!”, “I deliberately not I touch this fold, it is so cute! But we can sacrifice the rest without loss! "," What a wonderful eye color you have, you just have to give them a slightly different shape! " They will not feel the catch, irony and, having done one operation, they will save up for another.

Serial customers are like serial suicides erasing the code of their appearance

Surgeons know that only a psychologist can help most of their clients. But the psychologist promises the result in years, and the surgeon in a few hours. Their benefits are visible. Documentaries about the everyday life of plastic surgery remind that a person is a complete collection of some kind of excess tripe. It is mixed with multi-colored fat and is somehow submerged in sagging skin from excess. Bad job, Creator!

Renaissance artists taught to see the beauty in a person, and the rest simply not to notice. Plastic surgeons claim to revolutionize the culture of perception. All that is beautiful can only come out from under the scalpel. It is no coincidence that some of them call themselves artists, and their simple tailoring craft - art.


Beauty to order
Beauty to order

In the second group, those for whom youth is a guarantee of power and eternity. Politicians, actors, presenters - holders of public professions, simulacra. A simulacrum, according to the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard, is an image that prevails over its real prototype. To maintain a simulacrum, it is necessary to constantly reproduce its main features. In principle, it is enough to imitate them, since simulacra live in a public space, most often on a TV screen.

Appearance becomes the main attribute of the simulacrum, which should not age, so as not to disappoint the audience, and should not lose its resemblance to its previous versions. For example, Zhirinovsky should always make trouble, Edita Piekha should speak with a Polish accent, and Putin should walk with the grace of a tiger that senses its prey, vigilantly following the behavior of his relatives, motley predators.

The simulacra are followed by their fans and imitators - numerous Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Philip Kirkorov and Alla Borisovna, as well as Lenins, Stalins and Gorbachevs. Doppelgangers open their show, the main intrigue of which is so that the audience can appreciate how similar the copy is to the original.

Fashion for originality, taste among artistic and political bohemia is replaced by imitation and vulgarity. The theater is followed by a booth of comedians who may be even closer to the public than the inhabitants of heaven themselves. But if for real stars fans are ready to pay with their lives (suicides after Jackson's death), then the doubles for their pathetic art ask not so much for love as for money.

The real life of the simulacrum, like his personal requests, is not of interest to the public. But that doesn't make him free. Because the field of simulacra is limited and controlled by those whose faces we will never see.


The third group is formed by narcissists - those to whom the contemplation of their appearance gives the highest pleasure. In desperate and futile attempts to attract the attention of a beautiful young man, the girl Echo echoes him in everything. In real life, Echo is the wife, lover or admirer of a person who professes the cult of eternal youth and health.

The narcissist is picky about changes in his appearance, spends systematic efforts on maintaining shape (he drinks special teas, visits hairdressers and beauty salons, rollerblading or visits gyms), but also notices with a keen eye changes in his partner's appearance. He perceives it as his shadow, which must be as flawless as the object casting it.

Changing partners to younger and healthier ones saves the psyche of the narcissist from torment because time cannot be stopped. Youth for them is synonymous with eternity - this is what they would like to receive after they get power and money.

Since in our country plastic is considered the lot of women, politicians and male actors do not seek to talk about this secret life. While the naive public mentally attributes their adventures to brothels to them, they gently massage and listen to nutritionists. Doctors keep the secrets of their clients, for which they, in fact, are paid. The plastic surgery itself is already quite accessible to the average person today. But the average man has no secret to pay for.

A classic example of the suffering of a person afflicted with narcissism is the Egyptian queen Cleopatra. She brought the poisonous snake to her chest, finding that she could no longer seduce a man.

People who are in love with their appearance are doomed to severe suffering alone. After all, one cannot fully possess oneself, at least in the sense that the aging process cannot be stopped. Hot and fanatical fans are a kind of poultice, a plaster for an ever aching soul. Plastic surgery also serves as such a plaster.

Psychologists know that narcissism is akin to obsessions, there is almost no cure. Perhaps these clients just need to stick electrodes in the brain.

It is not that there are three categories, but rather three perspectives of one phenomenon - the cult of appearance, theatrical scenery, the mask, which is spreading along with mass culture.

The more passion and seriousness we strive to perfect our appearance, the faster we become faceless and funny. A strange and sad clown take after take becomes funny and scary. The grin of psychological death, after which nothing happens.

We are loved for our flaws.