A startling survey out of England found that 30% of women would give up at least one year of their life if it meant attaining their ideal body. The study was conducted by the University of West England in conjunction with eating disorder charity The Succeed Foundation.
The survey found that women were not just willing to trade time for beauty but also suggested they would forfeit a promotion at work, part of their salary, time with loved ones and even their health.
These findings may be unsurprising given that the survey found 46% of the women had been subject to ridicule because of their looks and 93% claimed to have negative thoughts about their appearance in the previous week.
Nearly 40% of the women said they would elect cosmetic surgery, like liposuction to take care of localized fat deposits. This, despite the fact that nearly 80% of the women were either underweight or within a “normal” weight range.