AUSTRALIA’S “boho beauty” trend has sparked controversy in the past, with some calling for cosmetic surgery as an alternative to a cosmetic surgery fee.
The trend is a recent development in the beauty industry and a way to reclaim and modernise a way of dressing for people with plastic surgeries, who traditionally have not been accepted by society.
Boho is an Australian word meaning “beautiful” and “cool”.
Bolthouse, a Brisbane-based cosmetic surgery centre, says its clients range from “pretty girls and the new kids in town” to people who “can’t quite figure out how to walk”.
“There are also young people who are not sure they are beautiful, but they are interested in the aesthetic,” said Bolthouse’s CEO, Tanya Williams.
“The idea of having the option of a plastic surgery or surgery and seeing how you feel about yourself is quite exciting.”
The first Boho beauty clinic opened in Sydney in September.
There are now at least three Boho clinics in Australia, with many more in the pipeline.
AstraZeneca is the largest in Australia and has opened a clinic in Brisbane.
Melbourne-based Loma Beauty is also opening a Boho clinic in Melbourne’s CBD.
Other clinics in Sydney include the Australian Beauty Salon, the Sydney Beauty Salon and the Boho Beauty Clinic.
One of the more controversial aspects of the BOHBS trend is the “do it yourself” mentality, where plastic surgeons, some who do plastic surgery themselves, can offer to do a cosmetic procedure for free, for a fee.
The beauty industry in Australia is undergoing a transformation and it is not uncommon for young women to be told they don’t have the appearance of beauty and to feel like they have been rejected by society, Dr Williams said.
Women who have plastic surgery have been called “supermodels” and women with “babysitters” in the cosmetic surgery industry, who are “super-hot”.
They often are told they have “glamour” and are “hot” on the inside and the outside, but their lack of confidence and beauty is not what they see when they look in the mirror, Dr Tanya said.
“There is a lot of confusion about how you can look good.
If you’re not confident, you are not going to have that confidence on your body,” Dr Tasha said.
Dr Williams said her patients were often very confident about their looks.
“They are not just trying to look good but are really looking for a good look, a really good feeling.
They want to feel good about themselves, to be happy with themselves and feel confident in themselves,” she said.
But some women do not want cosmetic surgery, and have opted for surgery in other areas of their lives, like to have their face and eyes removed.
Some of these women are now struggling with depression and anxiety and the results of surgery are still being felt.
Dr Williams, who is also a psychologist, has been in the field of plastic surgery for more than 15 years.
“We are in a time where we have got to have an open dialogue with the body to make sure that it is OK to change, but also to have the ability to have surgery as well,” she told 7.30.
She said the problem of plastic surgeries was not just a health issue.
“I’m not going out and saying, ‘I want a facial,’ but it’s just like we have to stop having surgery, because the surgery is still there.
We have to have a dialogue around the body.”
Dr Williams has seen the impact plastic surgery has on patients.
I’ve seen a lot more patients come in who had had plastic surgery and I’ve seen them having difficulties,” she explained.
If you have a problem with plastic surgeons you can reach out to them on their Facebook page or email them at plasticsurgery.org.au.
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