This study investigated cosmetic surgery attitudes\ud within the framework of objectification theory. One hundred\ud predominantlyWhite, British undergraduate women completed\ud self-report measures of impression management, global selfesteem,\ud interpersonal sexual objectification, self-surveillance,\ud body shame, and three components of cosmetic surgery\ud attitudes. As expected, each of the objectification theory\ud variables predicted greater consideration of having cosmetic\ud surgery in the future. Also, as expected, sexual objectification\ud and body shame uniquely predicted socialmotives for cosmetic\ud surgery, whereas self-surveillance uniquely predicted intrapersonal\ud motives for cosmetic surgery. These findings suggest that\ud women’s acceptance of cosmetic surgery as a way to\ud manipulate physical appearance can be partially explained by\ud the degree to which they view themselves through the lenses of\ud sexual and self-objectification
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