Attitudes of Women in Jeddah Towards Cosmetic Surgery and Its Relationship to Body Dissatisfaction
1Aroosa Dar, Mariya Aftab
Cosmetic surgery has become a communal practice across the world. Dissatisfaction with one's appearance and shape is a typical inclination in the general public that can cultivate undesirable attitudes. Therefore, this study was done to assess the relationship of acceptance to cosmetic surgery with body dissatisfaction and sociocultural attitudes to self-appearance. To address this issue, 60 women from private sectors in Jeddah completed a self-report questionnaire assessing demographics, acceptance towards cosmetic surgery scale, body assessment scale and sociocultural attitudes towards appearance scale. In line with previous researches, this study found a positive correlation between acceptance to cosmetic surgery and body dissatisfaction. Positive relationship was also seen between acceptance towards cosmetic surgery and sociocultural influence. Furthermore, the results showed majority of the women have moderate acceptance towards cosmetic surgery. On the other hand, the results of this work have shown that 22 % of the Saudi women have indicated high acceptance towards cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery, body dissatisfaction, sociocultural attitudes, media influence