With the invent of social media and image baring programs run amok, gyms worldwide aren’t the only overcrowded facilities: doctor’s offices are too (and not just women, men as well).
PlasticSurgery.org reports: (2015)
According to ASPS’s 2014 procedural statistics, the number of men having plastic surgery continues on the rise.
Male plastic surgery rates have significantly increased since 2000 and the notion that cosmetic procedures are just for women no longer exists,” said Dr. Glasberg. Men are seeking to regain a more youthful look, improve their self-image and feel better about their appearance. It is great that plastic surgeons have procedures to meet and often exceed their expectations.
Now that plastic surgery has increased and is pretty much commonplace, I seriously doubt too much “counseling” goes on and is most probably thrown out and charged to the game of many-a-doctor’s head diagnosis called “new age narcissism” (written in code somewhere in patient’s charts).
PlasticSurgery.org reported (in their February 2014 press release):
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) today released its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics reporting that 15.1 million cosmetic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2013, up 3 percent since 2012. In addition, 5.7 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 2 percent. What’s behind the boost? New products and advances in technology may be paving the way for plastic surgery’s growth.
Outside of a generalization, press releases on the psychology behind this surge are never released. Ethically, it’s expected the doctor and patient have this pow wow. Whether they do (or not), almost always is something only the patient and doctor will know. Doctors are making money had over fist as a result of this surge.
Regardless the psychological reasons to go under the knife or not to, and regardless the methods of birth control available on the market, women reproduce. And (ready or not), we have to have “surgery” in nine months or so.
Given the ‘secret world’ of post-partum depression, one thing being suggested now however (which doctors may very well follow through and up on) is the recommendation that pregnant women and new moms get screened for depression.
Although all women’s hormones change during pregnancy-which alters (some women)’s moods throughout the duration of the pregnancy; after the birth of the baby, many women return back to normal.
Unfortunately, some women fall into a slump and darkness that often times, not even they understand.
This slump is called post-partum depression which can be at a level where the mom is no threat to the baby, and then there are cases where mom is a such a threat to baby, that baby has to be separated from mom while she gets treated.
Post-partum depression occurs when the mother has trouble bonding with new baby.
Reportedly, today, The U.S Preventive Task Force is trying to meet this head on by recommending doctors have pregnant women and new moms screened for depression.