Allure Daily Beauty Reporter: If We’re So Confident, Why Do We Still Want Plastic Surgery?

Read my blog post for Allure‘s Daily Beauty Reporter here.

In the midst of this sweltering heat wave, clothes are getting tinier—and that’s apparently good news for American women.

Mamma Mio Skincare recently revealed the results of their “Summer Confidence” survey, a body image poll of 8,000 women from the U.S. and the U.K.. And, according to their results, American women are a tad more confident about their bodies than their British counterparts. Thirty percent of American women said they loved their boobs, compared with 20 percent of British women. It turns out, we are also pretty fond of our backsides, pulling in another 30 percent, while 20 percent of British women “love” their butt. Thirty percent of us also feel confident strutting around in a bikini, but only 12 percent of U.K. respondents say the same. And when it comes to overall body image, a brazen 15 percent of American women said, “I was made to be naked,” versus 10 percent of Brits that felt the same way.

But it may not be all good for us Yanks—10 percent of Americans polled said they “need a boob job,” compared to only 5 percent of Brits. (This finding reminded me of a stat from Allure‘s own American Beauty Survey, in which women listed their butt and breasts among the top five physical attributes they’d like to alter.)

So, let me get this straight—we love our boobs and we love our butts, but we still want plastic surgery?

What do you think is going on?
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