Most cosmetic surgery is done due to body dysmorphic syndrome. The person isn't happy with how they look physically, even if there isn't anything physically wrong with the way their look IE: burn scars etc. So they strive for what they deem as "perfection", and never seeing themselves as others see them.
So many people who go in for cosmetic surgery are looking for instant self esteem fixes and a cure for their depression or down outlook on their lives thinking that if they looked different or younger that their lives will be better and more fulfilling. However, over time that is shown to not be the case and they fall back into the same funk. The article explains it pretty well.
Here is an excerp:
|As to why the risk became statistically significant only later on, Lipworth speculated that, "it's possible that some women who may have had psychiatric illness prior to the implant may experience improvement in psychological functioning in the short term [after implant], but it's not sustained. So, 10 or 20 years out, there may be a recurrence or worsening of psychiatric problems."
Lipworth said the five other studies that also found similar trends were done in five different countries: the United States, Sweden, Denmark, Canada and Finland.
Besides the suicide risk, women with enhanced breasts had higher rates of death from psychiatric disorders, including a threefold increase in deaths caused by alcohol or drug dependence. In all, 38 deaths (about a fifth of the total) in the breast implant group were linked with suicide, psychological problems, or drug or alcohol abuse or dependence, Lipworth said.
And Hollywood's fixation on youth and beauty and the messages that they send out sure isn't helping. Your average Jane tries to keep up with these Hollywood role models in the belief that to be successful you need to have face lifts and bigger boobs etc. Only to find that neither has any improvement on their lives in the long term.
Check out this link and see what I mean about body dysmorphic syndrome. Some of these people have had so many plastic surgeries that they have disfigured themselves and still keep having surgery because they think they think it is making them look good.
Scroll down and click on the long list of articles on the right side.http://www.awfulplasticsurgery.com/