From selfie to cosmetic surgery?
FROM SELFIE TO COSMETIC SURGERY
Anxiety accentuated in recent years by the multiplication of opportunities to see each other, to observe each other, to dissect each other.
In the past, we only crossed our reflection a few times a day. Today it has become ubiquitous: between selfies, snaps, Instagram photos and Facebook posts, we are everywhere.
In order to better accept this reflection, we abuse filters, virtual artifices, play of light, to such an extent that our "virtual self" can sometimes be significantly different from reality...
Seemingly inevitable, this phenomenon raises many questions:
Is this trivialization/democratization of cosmetic surgery fundamentally bad?
Couldn't it indeed be a means of “equalizing the chances” of everyone, of allowing each individual to choose their physique rather than being subjected all their life to an envelope which can sometimes prove to be cumbersome?
Wouldn't it also make it possible to emphasize this famous inner beauty, once outer beauty has become the norm?
To what extent is our brain able to consider as its own a face other than the one with which it was “born”? Doesn't that risk creating personality disorders?