Cosmetic Surgery Satire

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You Are More Every little girl deserves to know she is beautiful, every young lady deserves to know what she is worth, and every woman deserves to feel confident in her own skin. But there comes a time in every girl’s life when she feels insecure and unattractive. Some say “accept it” and others say “change it”. Cosmetic surgery is the reshaping of body parts and includes procedures such as breast augmentation, facelift, and liposuction and has been around for hundreds of years and it is no surprise that women today feel as though cosmetic surgery is acceptable and an easy “fix me up”. The truth is that cosmetic surgery should not be done on anyone’s natural and beautiful body, unless it is for a medical reason or emergency. Cosmetic surgery…show more content…
It is specifically teenage girls which become aware of their body and begin to say,” I hate my thighs, I hate my nose, and my boobs are too small” and they also become aware of how others view them. Social media celebrities on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat, have all been creating an unrealistic image of the ideal body. “Dysmorphia, a condition in which there is dissatisfaction with body appearance, is on the rise as teen[s] struggle to reach perfection. In fact, in a study by the Keep It Real Campaign, 80 percent of all 10-year-old, American girls have been on a diet” (Gross). Many teenagers that seek cosmetic surgery do it for aesthetic and superficial reasons, and are only really concerned about their appearance. Teenagers are willing to go under the knife solely for looks, for superficial and unnecessary reasons. Many teenagers will resort to purging or eating less and many will ask for cosmetic surgery in order to fix what they believe are their flaws, however there are people born with malformed body parts and birth defects that would need reconstructive surgery and need it in order to improve their day to day life, but when a young 14 or 16 year old wants liposuction or a breast augmentation, there is an extremely serious issue that needs to be addressed. The real issues of body image in teenagers are being overlooked and in fact according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons “nearly 64,000 cosmetic surgery patients in 2014 were aged 13-19, and experts believe this number is bound to rise”(Olya). These teenagers are still developing; their bodies are changing and development is not complete until the early 20s and even then, the human brain does not fully
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