Demand for cosmetic surgeries is changing conversations around it – CBC

Social media may be leading to an openness to discuss procedures

Feb 13, 2023

Ashley Quick broke her nose twice as a child, leaving it wider and more crooked than it might have been.

For years the Saskatoon sports nutrition consultant went back and forth between trying to embrace it and contemplating surgery to adjust it.

She finally decided to have a rhinoplasty about two years ago. Now she wonders what took her so long.

“If I would have known how it would impact my life now, I would have done it 10 years ago,” she said.

For decades, a lot of the public conversation about cosmetic procedures, such as Botox or dermal fillers, was driven by pop culture. For example, characters in TV shows and movies would make fun of someone who couldn’t move their face after receiving Botox.

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