They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but in the modern world of social media, you no longer have to be a celebrity to have hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people judging your appearance at any given moment. It’s no wonder that in today’s selfie-obsessed world, films, documentaries, and television shows about plastic surgery are more popular than ever. From Dr. 90210 to Miami Slice, plastic surgeons are quickly becoming both pop culture icons and the heroes of modern medical science.
But when it comes to representation of beauty in the media, how do you know what’s fact and what’s fantasy? More importantly, why should it even matter?