Do blind people get elective cosmetic surgery at the same rate as sighted people?

Do blind people get elective cosmetic surgery at the same rate as sighted people?

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blinky doodles asked:

I started wondering if they use anti-wrinkle cream at the same rate as people who can SEE their wrinkles. If people universally do these things to make themselves look “better” to other people then you would think the blind would do the same as the sighted. Same for makeup or tanning booths. I guess it is all the same thing just different degrees but cosmetic surgery takes to to another level. Either way that would make for in interesting study in the obvious, wouldn’t it?
Another thing: do they have the same rates of bulimia?

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Posted in Qns & Ans on Mar 14th, 2011, 9:09 am by plastic_surgery_world   

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  1. SVU Addict
    May 18th, 2010 | 6:33 pm

    I think that the visually impaired community almost feel more pressure from society in appearance due to the fact that they are trying to live up to this certain image but cannot even see what they are competing with. I may be a bit biased because I am friends with blind teen-aged girls (and we all know how teenagers are), but they are very self-conscious about their looks. Most wear make-up, question if they are fat, et cetera…
    But blind people are a very diverse group and when I say that many are concerned about their looks, please don’t believe that ALL of them are.

    It would be an interesting study.

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