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The Pros And Cons Of Plastic Surgery

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Believing that talent and intelligence will get you just as far if your ugly as it will if you were pretty is an idealistic thought for an idealistic world, however the fact of the matter is that talent takes a backseat to beauty under most circumstances.
With the economy rising, cosmetic surgery is becoming more widely available, before it was the rich and the famous who had the ability to surgically enhance their features. However as it becomes much more culturally acceptable, and readily available, there have been many more problems concerning it. Is it justifiable to change your appearance? Is it becoming addictive? Is it changing our perspective of beauty? All these questions and more have been addressed time and time again, but still people have chosen to undergo surgery. It can be argued that plastic surgery is beneficial and has greatly improved today’s society, given ...view middle of the document...

Some are excluded and treated as outcasts, and some given up or even killed because of their physical state. Doctors and medical professionals everywhere are making it their personal mission to help these individuals, this would not t be possible without plastic (cosmetic) surgery. Cosmetic surgery is enabling people to live happy healthy lives and as time progresses it is becoming increasingly easier to carry out these missions.
While birth malformations are becoming increasingly common especially in developing countries, it is not the only reason for deformities. Many if not most deformities occur after birth, later in life due to a number of causes, accidents, intentional harm etc. Many of these individuals are left depressed with a low self esteem and feeling helpless. Cosmetic surgeons have developed new and intriguing ways to rid people of their unfortunate defects, with time these operations have been improved and altered to fit the needs of each individual. Giving them a new lease on life and giving them back what they had lost.


Cosmetic surgery is used worldwide to help people with a number of problems. One that is becoming dangerously common is obesity. With obesity comes heart problems, decrease in body function efficiency, low self esteem, and high risk of death. Cosmetic surgery plays a huge role in helping to save these people and giving them an opportunity to turn their lives around. From 1993 to 2003 the number of gastric bypass surgeries has increased a frightening 600%. Bariatric surgery has helped millions of people overcome obesity, yet there as with most medical procedures comes risks, which is why some people are skeptical about this procedure.
Liposuction is amongst one of the most popular procedures available. Unlike gastric bypass liposuction is not a solution for obesity, it is a way to get rid of excess fat either to enhance looks or to lead a healthier lifestyle. Many people think of liposuction as a last resort to their weight loss issues.

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