If you had any kind of childhood at all, then you know the "Barbie Girl" song by Aqua. And you know those iconic lyrics: "I'm a Barbie girl / in a Barbie World / life in plastic / it's fantastic." And though for most of us that was simply a song that serves as an insignificant placemark in our early years. for others it's become a way of life.
Let me preface this by saying that I'm an advocate of plastic surgery, and I'm an advocate for body positivity, too. I believe in people doing whatever makes them happy, and if it's not detrimental, then hey, go for it. Take me for instance: I'm 24 and have already had botox twice. I'm all for freedom to do with your body what you wish, but if you want to change yourself for the sole reason that you think you're less than, it's probably worth pausing and thinking that over.
While the body-positive movement is all about celebrating yourself, some are torn when it comes to the subject of excessive procedures. In an age of social media, plastic surgery is booming more popular than ever; doctors are being asked to transform their patients into Kardashian-esque figures on a daily basis. Finding the fine line between supporting the right to choose what to do with your body and advocating for no change at all is a difficult one, and people are torn.
What do you think? Learn more about the "plastic positivity" movement below and decide for yourself.