Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Overall, the widespread use of the internet has a mostly positive effect on life in today’s world.

The issue of excessive emphasis on beauty and especially plastic surgery, has gained attention over the last few years. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), women (aged 19-24) spent $16.5 million on cosmetic surgery and minimally invasive procedures in 2021. The average plastic surgeon performed 320 procedures in 2021, compared with 220 in 2020. Pretty impressive statistics, right? An obsessive desire to change something in your appearance or resort to plastic surgery can be caused by anxiety or dissatisfaction with yourself. The first way to help young girls get rid of this constant desire is to protect themselves from the influence of social networks. They should remember that influencers and ordinary users oftenly post-processed or post photos where they turned out best. Girls should not compare themselves with models and stars but rather subscribe to people with different types of appearance. Taking care of yourself is another way to shift the focus from external "flaws" to a positive attitude towards internal. Make time for those activities and connect with those people who give them support. If the desire to control appearance is affecting their daily life, they might need to seek professional help. Focusing on spiritual and personal growth also would help shifting focus away from looks. New healthy habits would help them in spiritual or personal growth. For example, yoga or meditation help to clear the mind of restless thoughts and anxieties. Setting clear goals and achieving them, will lead to satisfaction and pride in themself. In conclusion, I want to say that excessive emphasis on beauty always appears for several reasons, some of which are: undue influence of social networks, stress, or complexes. Every time a girl thinks about plastic surgery or changing her appearance, she needs to remember that, as a rule, this desire is imposed on her from the outside and has nothing to do with appearance.
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