Beyond The Lingerie And The Wings: A Plastic Surgeons Perspective of Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show


Watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and you will see tall, slender, super-models parading in lingerie that no woman would seemingly want to wear. It’s a show! A wonderfully designed and arranged show that is accompanied by star entertainers singing and attended by those that are famous (presumably the closer you are to the stage the more famous you are).

The show is about women’s underwear, albeit with a celestial spin. They are…after all…Victoria’s Secret Angels. However, if you look beyond the fanfare, the bras, and the wings, you will notice that the aesthetic appearance of the parts that surround the lingerie are equally important. It’s the length and shape of the neck, torso, arms, back, and legs.

Beauty is often about harmony. The “whole is greater than the sum of the parts” sort of thing. Although we may not realize this specific fact while we are appreciating the models and the fashion, we internally know what beauty is and what harmony is. We subconsciously appreciate the fact that the neck length seems harmonious with the face type. It may even be in harmony with the hairstyle and the smile. We may not realize why, but we inherently know that the length and shape of the legs compliment the torso. The show is about lingerie within the context of beauty, but we appreciate the beauty of something not as an isolated part but more often as part of the harmony that it creates with the world around it.

This is the essence and the basis of Plastic Surgery. There is often not a good or a bad nose, or breast, or abdomen rather more of how that part of someone’s body relates in comparison with the body as a whole. Even the personality of a person plays a role in this harmony. This is why no one should “hate their nose” or “hate their butt.” It’s simply not in harmony with whom you see yourself as and any improvement that can be made, whether surgical or non-surgical, should be done with the harmony of the body and person in mind.


All the best,

Dr. Remus Repta

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