Guys and Dolls
Comparing “nation wide” statistics cited from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for 2013 to the year 2000, women have increased breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) surgeries by 37% totaling 290,224 procedures. Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) surgeries have seen a decrease of 10% totaling 163,662 procedures. Eyelid (blepharoplasty) surgeries have decreased by 31% for a total of 185,243 procedures. Regarding tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), 107,462 procedures represents an increase of 78%.
Comparing this to men’s statistics, pectoral implant surgeries total 342 (no statistics for 2000) which is a 2% increase from the previous year. Nose reshaping for men is down 62% from 2000 but still totaling 57,391, while eyelid surgeries have also seen a decrease but still equals a total of 30,398 nation wide. Since the year of 2000, men have increased the demand for “tummy tucks” by 97% equaling 4,524 surgeries across the U.S..
Recalling and then juxtaposing that popular and memorable Broadway play named “Guys and Dolls”( in which is shown just how great a length a “guy” will go to when he truly falls in love with a “doll”) to the above mentioned statistics, one can surely interpret the comparison as an example of how art imitates life.
Even though, when comparing the differences between male plastic surgery and female plastic surgery, cosmetically speaking, much can be said about the similarities between the two sexes regarding the reasoning they might have when proceeding with elective cosmetic surgery.
Suffice it to say, a “doll” can also go to great lengths when she truly falls in love with a “guy” (sort of speak!) which is proven by just how many surgeries the “dolls” have had performed nation wide in the U.S.. At the outset (by using the oldest reason since time started), it sure does seem to be that the number one reason surmised when observing the statistical outcome, when pitting the “guys” against the “dolls”, is that both sexes will go to great lengths to be as attractive as possible to each other—–according to Broadway, everything is as it should be!