Research Paper On Plastic Surgery

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Alyssa Newsom

Mrs. Chaney

English 1

8 February 2017

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery: Yes or No?

"Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful."- Sophia Loren. Controversy over whether cosmetic plastic surgery should still be allowed has been going on for a while now. Most people think plastic surgery is the same thing as cosmetic surgery, but it is not. Plastic Surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. Cosmetic surgery is a type of plastic surgery. It is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance better for others. Women and men should not be ashamed of their body or looks. By having something like cosmetic surgery to
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"Cosmetic surgery(not reconstructive) is a waste of medical resources and deprofessionalizes medicine by diverting medical assets out of the healing arts and into lifestyle-enhancing procedures." stated by Wesley J. Smith, J.D., Special Consultant to the CBC.("Should Cosmetic Surgery be Outlawed? — The Center for Bioethics and Culture." The Center for Bioethics and Culture. N.p., 05 Jan. 2012. Web. 14 Feb. 2017.) There are millions of resources used each year because of cosmetic surgery. Nine times out of ten, people do not necessarily need to have cosmetic surgery done, so these millions of resources put in each year are being wasted. There are reality television shows in which the people starring on them have a cosmetic surgery performed. These shows normally talk about cosmetic surgery as a positive, not a negative, so whenever a star gets a type of cosmetic surgery, people will be sure that everyone will be talking about it and saying how amazing he/or she looks.("The Dangers of Plastic Surgery Addiction." Plastic Surgery Addiction. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2017.) Most people tend to look up to celebrities and think whatever they do is a new 'trend' and they should join in. The ASAPS said that in 2013 alone, cosmetic procedures experienced a twelve percent growth. Patients spent a staggering twelve billion dollars in 2013.("How…show more content…
Cosmetic surgery can cause organ damage. Punctures can occur when the surgical probe comes into contact with internal organs. In order to repair these organs from different punctures that may have happened during the surgery, an additional surgery could be required. (Written by Anna Schaefer Medically Reviewed by. "The 10 Most Common Plastic Surgery Complications." Healthline. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2017.) People should not risk this unless they absolutely have to. Cosmetic surgery can also cause nerve damage. Signs of nerve damage can be numbness and tingling. After women have a breast augmentation, most women experience a change in sensitivity. Fifteen percent lose complete nipple sensation.(Written by Anna Schaefer Medically Reviewed by. "The 10 Most Common Plastic Surgery Complications." Healthline. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2017.) Scarring is a huge problem when it comes to cosmetic surgery. Surgery typical results in scarring. Cosmetic surgery is supposed to help better your appearance, s having these scars can be a serious problem to some people. For example, hypertrophic scarring is an abnormally red and thick raised scar that occurs after 2-5 percent of breast augmentation procedures.(Written by Anna Schaefer Medically Reviewed by. "The 10 Most Common Plastic Surgery Complications." Healthline. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Feb. 2017.) What's the point in having this surgery if you'll end up regretting it because of

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