Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

Nowadays, cosmetic surgery has become more popular for modern people. Some people believe that it is a science to increase the beauty of a person. The basic aim of this surgery is to enhance the appearance of the individual that is done by altering the parts of the body. On the other hand, other people disagree with it. They said that cosmetic surgery involves risk which may cause serious diseases such as heart attack. Can we trust the surgeons? Can we change our appearance to whatever we want by getting cosmetic surgery?

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

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It can alleviate mental illnesses

Some people are so consumed with their appearance that they let it affect their mental well being. There are even some mental illnesses which are based solely on the body’s appearance, things like anorexia and body dismorphia. These are illnesses whereby people harm themselves through worry about their appearance. If we have people who have the ability to change what these people do not like about their bodies then why should we not use it to help these people with their mental well being?

This is not solving the problem at route. The problem is the perception that the mind has on what is important. All cosmetic surgery is doing is changing the appearance but not the mental state. Someone who has such a mental disposition to these illnesses will have their offending limb changed, but they will ultimately always find something they are not happy with. Instead of cosmetic surgery, these people should be offered psychological help. Cosmetic surgery only masks the inner problem.

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

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People have freedom of expression. .

A legal argument can be made for cosmetic surgery. Under the Human Rights Act which enshrines the European Convention on Human Rights, we have the freedom to express ourselves, Article 10 ECHR. If we feel that our body does not reflect who we are as people, then we have the right to change it. If we can dye our hair, change our clothes and have piercings, why should we not be able to express ourselves via cosmetic surgery. Now, this right would not extend to NHS payment for the cosmetic surgery, but if someone can afford to spend money on their own appearance, there is no reason why they should not be able to, and there is a legal reason why they should be able to

It is laughable to think that having larger breasts or lips can be classified as the use of ‘freedom of expression’. How low has our society gone if we think the most valuable use of our right to freedom of expression is the right to have cosmetic surgery and dye our hair? The availability of cosmetic surgery and the making it more acceptable only lets the idea infiltrate society that it is ok to want physical perfection, and that appearance is important. Surely we would want our young to grow up with higher hopes and aspirations.

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

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Wealthy people need to spend their money some how

Currently, we are in a recession. But even in a healthy economy it is never good to have vast amounts of stagnant cash remaining in one family. This money is economically redundant. If people have money, and they wish to spend it they should be implored to do so. The money would be paid to surgeons who have their own surgeries. Those surgeries would pay for receptionists, cleaners, repairmen. These are all jobs created out of money which would otherwise be left sitting in the banks of the rich. Cosmetic surgery is a way of prising money out of the hands of the rich and vain, which is most certainly a good thing.

Whilst money changing hands is always good in an economy, the reality is the money is going from the hands of the rich back into the hands of the rich. Surgeons are already among the upper middle class stratum. Then you have to take into consideration that rich people will use the most experienced and popular surgeons. These surgeons will be of a higher income than the other surgeons (who would still have a hefty salary). The wages paid to cleaners and the other menial workers would pale insignificant to what the surgeons were earning. The surgeon would then keep the money and they would save it, so the money would still be redundant in our failing economy.

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

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If the person had a car crash or was burned in fire, the might have a cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance

If a person did get into an terriable accident,and in thier unfortunate case their body was severly damaged .Then (I think) they would not only suffer physical dismay but mential dismay as well. Can you imagine having the same appearence for most of your life and then suddenlly you look in the miorror and you see,not you but someone/something (there have been cases where these poeple refer to themselvs as something instead of someone) else? If most people we under these circumstances then they would not be able to handle the emotional warfare between what they see and what they know, and the only way SOME might find out of hell, is to plastic surgery...(unfortunatly)

hi my name is santhosh my trunk was burned i want surgury to get my first look

You need to show your true colours and not hide behind a mask. (Or plastic...)

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

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it depends

someone said that : " i love the artificial beauty rather than the natural ugliness".that point of view is right, in some extent. comestic surgery is not bad, itself.we cant deny that enhance the apperance is the demand of people coz everyone always want to be more good-looking in others' eyes. The point here is the way you make it. If you take too much advantage of comestic surgery, it's really dangerous and you can face unforeseen consequences. then it's too late for u to regret. Donatella Versace is a typical example.(i'm sure you guys know her- famous fashion designer ).Her face changes drastically due to some unfortunate plastic surgery. so think carefully before you make any comestic surgery .

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

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It shows us for the spoilt race we are

Spoilt is surely not the term to describe the phenomenon you are describing. With the availability of cosmetic surgery these days, at a pretty price, people are realising that they can achieve anything they want if they work hard to achieve it. If anything this raises people’s aspirations. People want to work hard, save their money instead of squandering it and pay for what they really want. This is the working of a Protestant work ethic, the harder you work the more you can achieve. Spoilt is when you attain what you want with no work. But the vast amount of money and the days of recuperation required is a large price to pay for cosmetic surgery and people weigh up their options of whether cosmetic surgery means that much to them.

Cosmetic surgery only serves to show everyone how spoilt we are. What we want we can get, even if we pay thousands and go under the knife for it. When people feel that there is something that they cannot possibly achieve, it humbles them. The feeling of not being able to get something reiterates to us how we are merely mortal and not Gods. However, cosmetic surgery changes this perception. We feel we can achieve all we want to in life, and that only feeds our vanity and our spoilt natures. We would not want this for our children, so why do we want it for grown adults?

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

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People go into debt copying celebrities

Surgery is becoming more and more common, and contrary to popular belief, it is not among the rich. Poorer people now are considering cosmetic surgery as a viable option for them. These people will save and save, sacrificing their ordinary day lives in order to look like celebrities; whether that be extreme fanaticism or just having the “perfect body”. This is not healthy, if these people did not have the option to have cosmetic surgery they would live better lives. They would spend their money on things that are more important that their appearance. A case can also be made that cosmetic surgery helped create our recession. People filled their heads with ambitions of looking good, and took on debt in order to cover the cost. This was debt on credit cards and mortgages which ultimately led to the credit crunch.

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

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People take what can be good to the extreme.

In some cases, cosmetic surgery does help individuals. Things like skin grafts on burn victims, or the correcting of an abnormal feature on the human body. These things help people feel more normal. This is how cosmetic surgery was first used. Then people started to use cosmetic surgery, not to look merely normal, but to look perfect. They wanted their bodies to look like the airbrushed girl/boy in the magazines. However, we have now been taken one step further into the nightmare by people using surgery to look abnormal. People having their features changed in order to look like animals or serpents. This freaky use of cosmetic surgery is not healthy. What was once medical and good is now nothing more than a freaky side show.

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

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There will be a severe case of side effects

1. experts(even the pro-cosmetics) warn that the physical pain is quite severe. This includes back pain, bruises, and so on. This is so serious that you may have to wear head bandages after a surgery.

2. Also, years after you have surgery, you will have to face the later side effects: that is, the effects which will disfigure you. a very funny example of this is South Korea: you often see people who suffer because of those effects. You will know if you ever surf in the Korean Internet.

Is cosmetic surgery good or bad?

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Good and Bad

I believe that cosmetic surgery is a personal option but in some cases it becomes a bad addiction. In the case of the personal option, i don't think that plastic surgery is necessarily a bad thing. All human beings have some sense of insecurity and for some people that insecurity is their appearance. I think that plastic surgery is a self esteem booster, which a little boost is not a problem. For example, my mother's friend Valerie was self conscious about the size of her breast for twenty four years of her life. She would not go out in public with a bathing suit on, she would be very selective on the type of blouses she would wear, and she felt that men would not date her because of her breast size. She finally decided to pursue a breast augmentation. Afterwards, she says that she felt like a different woman. No longer was her self esteem low, but she actually felt good about herself. As Valerie describes, "This minor cosmetic surgery drastically changed my life." These circumstances where plastic surgery is minor but creates a positive change in a person's life are not bad. Also cosmetic surgery, in many cases, helps save people's lives. For example, a burn victim needs new skin on their face so that they will not bleed to death or a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and has to remove her breasts in order to survive. Cosmetic surgery is changing their appearance just like someone were to change their hair color, or get an ear piercing. If the changes are made moderately to make someone happy than ultimately I believe there is nothing wrong with it unless it becomes excessive.
Secondly, I believe when cosmetic surgery becomes an obsession is when it turns into a bad situation. People start changing their perception from a physical to a mental problem. That is why I believe that cosmetic surgery should have limitations. If someone is coming in weekly for a different procedure, than i classify that as a problem. At this point people get surgery not because it makes them happy but because it has become a norm to their lifestyle. This is why doctors should come up with a test to evaluate the mental state of their patient before they undergo procedures. The test should ask specific questions so that doctors can tell if their patient is at a point where the surgery is going to make them happy or the surgery is just another form of an addiction. I don't believe it would be difficult to tell this distinction because in my opinion there is a fine line between the two types of people. Overall, this is the reason that I chose to argue it depends. Each individual person truly contributes to cosmetic surgery to be both good and bad.

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