Camden, N.J. — A Rutgers University-Camden psychology professor says people who watch plastic surgery-related reality TV shows are left with a positive impression, WHYY.org reports.
Psychologist Charlotte Markey, Ph.D., asked 200 participants, all about age 20, to watch a home makeover show or a reality show about plastic surgery. She evaluated their attitudes toward plastic surgery afterward.
Dr. Markey reports that men and women who watched the plastic surgery show were much more likely to be interested in these types of procedures afterward — and that they had favorable impressions of the outcomes.
She adds that many people equate changing their appearance with being happier, even though she says there is no evidence to prove this theory.