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2023 Author: Oswald Adamson | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 11:55
The number of plastic surgeries carried out in our country can amaze any imagination and cause a slight hiccup - and this is even better. It seems that our country - at least its central part - has turned into a branch of Hollywood and the Russians are one and all preparing for a strict casting in a new superblockbuster with an erotic tinge, which requires actors to perfectly meet the standards of glossy magazines …
All jokes, but in modern Russian society the Western model of attitude to corporeality dominates, and it is very paradoxical. On the one hand, a lot of attention is paid to the body, but this attention is instrumental. The body is seen as a tool that must have a certain look in order to serve as a worthy business card. It must match.
It is enough to open a glossy magazine or turn on the TV, and what will we see? Articles and programs from the category "How to lose 20 kg in a month and bring yourself to anorexia", "All to fight cellulite!", "Eat to live, and live to lose weight", etc., etc. The worst thing is that some of these tips are downright destructive to health - for example, they suggest applying a spoon chilled in the refrigerator to fight fat folds on the stomach! Calories, of course, will be destroyed in this way, but only together with health …
And plastic surgery does not at all stop those who are thirsty to lie down on the Procrustean bed and be fitted to the unknown by whom and who knows why the established standard …
This model of corporeality has long roots. In the medieval minds of Europeans, the body was the personification of sinfulness (which, given the complete unsanitary conditions prevailing in medieval cities, is not surprising). Fortunately, hygiene skills have nevertheless entered society, and the body has begun to be studied from a scientific point of view (and once this was banned). But the disrespectful attitude towards him remained. Even dismissive … Let it be 50 kg, no more! And if he dares to exceed this limit, I'll arrange it for him! And the body begins to take revenge with diseases for such an attitude. In the same States, they recently sounded the alarm when a wave of heart attacks and strokes among young people swept across the country - right in the fitness rooms …
It came to us from the West along with chewing gum and jeans, in which "all of America grew up" …
But we are not the West, although for some reason we are often ashamed of this fact, and not proud of it. We are adjacent to the East, and its model of corporeality is diametrically opposed to the European-American one. Of course, the East is a “delicate matter,” and Eastern cultures differ much more than European ones. But it is in the East that such approaches to corporeality as yoga, qigong, tai chi are born … And unique systems of martial arts, the purpose of which is not "all the boys in the yard were afraid of shob", but in the development of the spirit through the improvement of the body …
Classes, for example, belly dancing, yoga help to establish healthy contact with your body. Feel it, respect, love … Anyone who truly accepts his body will not do plastic surgery (we are now not talking about obvious defects in appearance like a cleft lip, when the operation is a forced step).
We are a country with our own centuries-old traditions of corporeality, which, alas, have been forgotten and abandoned. But they include a variety of layers of relationships with the body: healthy movements, natural breathing, healing ailments, preparing for childbirth, improving the body and spirit, feeling your body and the body of another person … And this is a wonderful key to your body, love for it, and therefore to yourself!
And the one who loves his body will not mutilate it with the hands of plastic surgeons …
And finally, a small but completely real story. Several years ago I saw a program on plastic surgery, which I found very instructive.
The main character is a simple American girl from a small town. I don't remember her name, let it be Kat. She is unrequitedly in love with a local handsome man - for example, in Peter. And she believes that the reason for her love fiasco is the imperfection of her body. Like, she will do plastic surgery - and Peter will immediately pay attention to her.
And now she is being operated on, and not even one. They seem to enlarge their breasts, change the nose, tighten the chin, reduce the volume of the thighs … The program is long, and is described in detail. Finally Kat comes to her senses after operations, the swelling subsides, and the girl turns in front of the mirror - she is happy with her renewed face and figure. And Kat shares her plans: now she will decide to ask Peter out on a date, finally she has a chance!
And then the camera pans over to Peter. A voice-over asks:
- Tell me, does Kat really have a chance now?
“No,” Peter says. - I love men…
Plastic surgery is not a solution to problems. Like an aspirin tablet, it helps to temporarily relieve pain - to raise self-esteem. But she falls again, and the patient who made the breast is already unhappy with her ears. Or ankles. The heel of the left foot, the right nostril … And operations are required again and again.
Today, a normal human need is the desire to improve his appearance and figure with the help of plastic surgery. It's as natural as going to a hairdresser, dentist, beautician, or fitness. Our appearance has become part of the image. Protruding ears, a crooked or large nose, a plump body and receding hairline deprive us of confidence and give us some discomfort. Women are often ashamed of their shape after childbirth, they want to increase or decrease their breasts - this is natural and normal. Some modern plastic surgeons help to find the desired harmony of facial features. Others - to drop a dozen or two years.
Let's not condemn people who have decided to enjoy life. Interestingly, surgical procedures such as trepanation were carried out as early as 10,000 BC.
The British Museum houses an Egyptian mummy of a boy (2000 BC). The mummy's nose and ears are made of special resins - direct evidence that artificial materials were used in surgery in ancient times. And the term "plastic surgery" itself is associated with many people with the concept of "plastic". The word "plastic" comes from the Greek "plasticos", which means "to melt" or "to mold". In any case, a person gets. Not even youth - self-confidence, in their attractiveness and beauty.
Of course, if you want to have an admirable body, you shouldn't forget about fitness (powerlifting, yoga, running) and a healthy balanced diet.
We are unhappy with our appearance. No matter how similar your real figure is to your perception, your body image can affect
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