Prof. D. Sc. Lubomir Stoykov

Любомир Стойков
Prof. D.Sc. Lubomir Stoykov
– Editor-in-Chief of “Fashion Lifestyle Magazine”

Beauty is a cocktail of divine proportions and harmony between the inner and outer world of a person that gives meaning to his being and is rightly referred to as a synonym for truth and good. However relative, it is subject to time, morals, and, to a great extent, to the generally accepted norms.

In this sense, it can be said that beauty is a peculiar aesthetic consensus of the majority of the unique qualities of the minority. Beauty is also a message that challenges taste, imagination and tolerance. In order to determine what is beautiful, we need to realize that it should be liked in order to cause delight and trepidation. In fact, in most cases, beauty is a wonderful combination of spirit and matter, shape and color, fluid and provocation that awakens admiration, joy and passion.

And still what exactly is beauty? Is there a definition of beauty? Of particular importance are the need for harmony; the spontaneity of judgment, and the requirement that beauty is tied to other virtues, such as truth and good. According to Aristotle, "Beauty is order and greatness," according to St. Thomas Aquinas, beautiful is that which is appealing at first glance. Balzac is of the opinion that beauty is a well-dressed truth. Can they be supplemented, enriched or, why not, rebelled, these stencils? ...

A person makes his criteria for beauty and beautiful not only on the basis of read books, watched movies and his contemplation of paintings, but also largely based on their personal life experience, mostly his sublime moments of admiration, but also disappointment.

Today he likes one, and tomorrow - another. Beauty is also the referencing of the subjective to the objective. This dynamic flavor - of course, conceived wholesale - large-scale and serious historical arrays exactly is stiff and the great esthete, connoisseur savvy and Umberto Eco, who in the fundamental work "History of Beauty" wrote: "... The beauty was never something absolute and immutable, but adopts different appearance according to the historical era and country: this applies not only to physical beauty (the man, the woman, the landscape), but also for God's beauty, or that of saints or ideas ... " Today, the media is the most influential factor in determining what is beautiful and what ugly, but they are not the only arbiter. Its role is played by leaders of public opinion, fashion trenders, celebrities and, last but not least, science, art and their representatives...

Plastic surgery (also called aesthetic or cosmetic surgery) is a non-alternate civilization and technology factor for deleting and dulling the traces of time on the outside of a person. It corresponds to the magical ability of medicine to correct and correct errors and defects of nature. Plastic surgery generally connects beauty and health and contributes to a feeling of comfort; restoring and developing self-esteem; enhancing the joy and enjoyment of living.

Either way, plastic surgery is still puzzled and subject to bile criticism and apathy. Pros and cons of cosmetic and aesthetic surgery are myriad disputes - heated, but really creates dilemma whether the case necessarily becomes more beautiful with the help of scalpels and silicone. Here are some hilarious comments: "When I get older, I'd like my face to move" (Kate Winslet) and "I do not need plastic in my body to confirm I'm a woman" (Courtney Love).

The biggest dramas in plastic surgery occur when there is "overdosing" or, in other words, "silicone abuse". The greed with breast inflation in some women goes so far as turning them into mobile cartoons since in the end the deformation of the breast - enlargement without measure, comes into sharp aesthetic and visual conflict with the natural scenery of the female body. The same applies to lip corrections, whose uncontrolled proportions lead to the shocking result of the so-called "Juki" - one, indeed, terrifying sight. Jocelyn Wildenstein is one of the often cited victims of plastic surgery, where the result is staggering despite the few million dollars invested in a "spoofing" operation. She wanted to continue to be liked by her husband, but because of her new, monstrous look, he has left her panicky. Among the stars who have undergone plastic corrections with dubious media results are Melanie Griffith, Paris Hilton, Christina Aguilera, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brittany Murphy and others.

Undoubtedly, everyone has the right to be beautiful and to be liked. The question is "At what price?" Not, of course, at the cost of broken lives and health, injured organs, and terrifying results. And one more thing: as there is no absolute beauty, so there is no absolute ugliness and in this sense - everyone is handsome to prove otherwise!

This relativism exudes the need to take into account the nature, gene and natural attractiveness, on the one hand, on the other hand, with collective attitudes, ideals, values, beliefs and symbols of beauty, and - thirdly, the smart, intelligent and measured application of the -new achievements in science, medicine and new high tech. The best thing about the beautiful thing is that as much as it is studied and analyzed, explained and programmed, it will always capture its mystery. Because the great aesthetic delight is in the thin game between the visible and the invisible. Because beauty is a message loaded with harmony and mysticism.

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