For women today, the hourglass figure is no longer the desired form. From pictures of supermodels to movies, we are constantly confronted with images of thin, skeletal models as the desired figure. Each diet pill and anti-cellulite cream on the market is made with the concept of showing women the ideal form that society has for them.
The Start of Thin Being in
Around the 1920s, mass produces clothes became common place. The sleek, form-hugging dresses of the flappers were made to fit skinny, elegant bodies. As the start of clothes sizing began, women became more focused on if they could fit into a size two. Prior to this, clothes had been made at home and the size of the dress did not matter. With the onset of sizing, women became obsessed with being able to fit into ever smaller clothes designs. Dieting came into vogue and women changed their eating habits to make the flapper dresses drape gracefully against their thin, svelte form.
Plastic Surgery Today
With recent technology, women no longer have to diet to get the form they want. In 2011, plastic surgery rates rose by 5 percent from the prior year. Over the course of the year, 13.8 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed. Topping the list were breast augmentations. Up 4 percent from the year before, breast augmentations encompassed a total of 307,000 procedures followed by 244,000 nose reshaping surgeries. Coming in third was liposuction with 205,000 procedures—up one percent from 2010.
Facial enhancement surgeries and injections were also on the rise in 2011. With 5.7 million Botox injections, 1.9 million soft tissue fillers, 1.1 million chemical peels and 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures, people across the country began resorting to plastic surgery to achieve their ideal body image. Although these numbers include both sexes, they primarily are based on women seeking out surgical ways to get the sexy figures they want.
From larger breasts to bigger lips, women are trying to become the ideal image of beauty in today’s society. This image of beauty involves getting a better nose, a hairless body and younger looking skin. Women want to get these surgeries for a variety of reasons. They want to become more attractive to men and feel comfortable in the body they were born in. With the top invasive augmentation being breast implants, it seems obvious that women are becoming more interested in the art of looking sexy.
What Do Men Think?
It’s not really surprising that there are men who love to see sexy, slim and thin women. There are few debates online where you can read about the exchange of ideas from real men and women’s perspectives.
I’ve spent a lot of time talking to men about this issue and the overwhelming response is to keep it natural. They like how the female form looks and the extra curves. Getting fake breast implants to change your beautiful, natural figure to another hides your own beauty. Men like curves and breasts, but even more than this, they like body parts that are not on any plastic surgery hit list. From gazing into a girl’s eyes to kissing her gently on the lips, men want an experience that is real and based on how she naturally looks.
So many books and articles have been written on how much men love curves and the truth is: they love them. A girl’s natural curves are alluring and sexy. Although there are numerous surgeries made to get rid of curves, women who have a healthy body should avoid taking advantage of them.
No list of the top male loved features is complete without the addition of the breast. Since female nudes were first used in art, the breasts have maintained a strong focus for men in the world. Small breasts are like a friendly, perky greeting: “Hello, how can I help you?” while larger breasts invite someone in to stay a while. For all of the hubbub over boobs, men are surprisingly against fake ones. What they want is a girl with a sexy pair that is naturally hers. As long as they are a handful, size does not matter.
Eyes, Face and Neck
The eyes are the window into someone’s soul. While you are talking to someone near you, you focus on the eyes and facial expressions to read more into what they are saying. Barring the exceptional male, you generally do not spend a conversation staring at someone’s figure. The eyes speak volumes about a person and pretty eyes are more than just a desirable feature in a companion: they’re a must. As guys look at a woman, the see the eyes, face, neckline and clavicle first. If first impressions are the most important, than having beautiful eyes, an engaging face and graceful neckline should be more important than being an elusive size 0. Read “7 Body Parts Men Love—Just The Way They Are.”
The female form is everywhere around us. The iconic images of a female nude in art and exceptionally small models have made women overly concerned about their bodies: but it does not have to be that way. Men want a woman who is confident, sexy, slightly curvy and natural. Let the doctor’s keep their plastic surgery, women’s bodies are fine as they are.
Guest Article by: Lisa Moore
Lisa Moore is a senior writer of Interactive Service Group. Her articles have appeared in Nooz Hawk, Herald Extra-Mom Click, Shannon Miller Lifestyle, Parent24 and other women and parenting websites.