I do not understand the point in
a) wearing clothing that causes pain
b) undergoing surgical procedures for the purpose of vanity
c) stupid diets, health fads or botox
The changes wrought by fashion are a glamour through which people can easily see but which they choose not to. Ergo, a booming industry where the ridiculous and the unattainable is made popular.
Physical beauty is something that is unfortunately connected with the allure of youthful vigour. With age this beauty fades yet some cling desperately to it instead of realising that its passing does not mean the end of beauty but rather its evolution into something much more sustainable.
Inner beauty, an effect of understanding and compassion can only truely be achieved once reliance on that which we see has been released.