The Importance Of Reconstructive Surgery

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Reconstructive surgery can be difficult and rather awkward subject for individuals to discuss within a close-minded society. Why are people so afraid to talk about reconstructive surgery when it has the potential to positively impact so many lives? In recent years, plastic surgery has received a negative reputation. On the 2010 Health Care Bill, appraisers of reconstructive surgery include a five-percent tax on all reconstructive procedures, but it was later dismissed (Deutsch para 1). Appraisers believe the idea of reconstructive surgery is a corruption of society and teaches others to reach the highest level of perfection. Yet, reconstructive surgery has proven to be very effective in helping others treat and repair abnormalities such as birth defects, damaged features, and much more. Reconstructive surgery allows improved function of the certain body parts for affected individuals. Although appraisers look at reconstructive surgery as an elective choice, it proves to be non-elective in helping individuals better function throughout day to day lives. Reconstructive surgery should not be associated with social stigma because reconstructive surgery improves functionality, therefore insurance companies should not charge an additional tax on reconstructive surgeries. Reconstructive surgery is an area of surgery focused on repairing deformities, restoring functionality, and enhancing appearance in order to create a more normal body structure (Petechuk para 1-7). Although

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