67% of French women are complexed by their physique. A scourge against which some hope to fight by resorting to cosmetic surgery.
Almost 2 in 3 French women are complexed by their physique, according to a recent survey by YouGov *. 46% are “a little” and 21% “a lot”. A discomfort that affects more 35-44 year olds, in whom the proportion peaks at 82%, against 58% of those over 55, age group which is least affected by this feeling. Social level is also a determining factor: 78% of CSPs – have complexes, against 62% of CSP +. Similarly, women with children experience this discomfort more (74%) than those who do not (63%).
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Social networks, determining in the way we look at ourselves
First explanation invoked by women to explain their complexes: the influence of advertising (86%), followed closely by that of television (84%) … and social networks (79%). This impact is sadly seen among the responses of French women interviewed: if 68% of those who are registered on a social network like Facebook are uncomfortable with their physique, the figure drops to 49% among those who have no account in line.
11% of French women have already used cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery then becomes an option for some women. More than one in 10 French women (11%) has already carried out this type of operation. Among them, 3% were even operated on several times. And among those who have not yet used it, 12% are seriously considering it in the future. In the same way that complexes affected young people more, the desire for cosmetic surgery is particularly present among 18-34 year olds. Thus, 25% of 18-24 year olds and 24% of 25-34 year olds would be ready to take the plunge to change their physique, against only 6% of those over 55 years old.
However, cosmetic surgery does not seem to settle all the complexes. 72% of those who have already used it do not appreciate their body … compared to 66% of those who have never had an operation. To meditate.
* Omnibus study carried out from June 26 to 28, 2020 with 1,003 women representative of the national population aged 18 and over, according to the quota method.