According to an Australian doctor, Australian women are undergoing cosmetic surgery as a way of coping with traumatic experiences such as divorce and bereavement.
Australian newspapers reported last month that researcher Margaret Gibson, Ph.D., of the Queensland University Technology School of Humanities and Human Services, theorized that cosmetic surgery was increasing among Australian women for reasons other than looking younger.
“Women are getting surgery done because they are going through these traumatic life experiences such as divorce and bereavement,” she is quoted as saying. “It’s dangerous because it’s trying to fix something with the wrong kind of remedy.”
Dr. Gibson says she is concerned that the boom in plastic surgery might also create “more sameness” in facial features and lessen the tolerance of diversity.