Aesthetics, the novel that proves the physical and spiritual transformation of aesthetic interventions
Allie Rowbottom is no Botox moralist, but in her new novel, Aesthetics, she describes cosmetic surgery for the sole purpose of increasing her Instagram followers as almost a horror.
The novel tells how a 35-year-old who once counted hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, today works behind the counter of a cosmetics store, selling anti-aging products to women seeking physical and spiritual transformation.
Anna was once an influencer, but her fall from Instagram fame (or at least 100,000 followers) led her to a life-threatening procedure called Aesthetica, undoing all the cosmetic surgery she'd had in an effort to gain followers. , sponsors and money.
As a former influencer, Allie Rowbottom describes her story as a sad story similar to that of many young people in the age of Instagram, trying to find themselves again after faking authenticity through botox filters.
"When we were students at NYU we would try on dresses, take pictures of ourselves and post the pictures, like, look how hot we are, look what you're missing," she says.
Of course, by now most of us have learned that what you see online isn't always true, Rowbottom continued.