With increased media attention on beauty and perfection, celebrities and those alike are turning to plastic surgery more and more. Some who do not have the salary of a celebrity even take out loans to achieve their plastic perfection; one woman spent over $83,000 for 14 surgeries.
Though media and advertising do play a large role in influencing many people's lives, researchers believe that plastic surgery obsession is linked to psychological disorders. Body dysmorphic disorder is seen as playing a large role in the lives of those who are obsessed with going under the knife in order to achieve physical perfection. People with this disorder are so preoccupied with their looks that it takes over their lives.