Have you ever wanted to change the way you look? Maybe your nose because you think that it’s too big, or you wanted to change the shape of body. We live in a world where it’s hard for people to be comfortable with themselves. The society is making it difficult for both girls and guys to be free with their bodies. Maybe not everyone but most people are becoming less happy with themselves because of new tools and technologies that make people want to change the way they look. I am referring to plastic surgery. Today, I will be telling you the two most common types of plastic surgery, why people choose to have them and why it should be banned.
The two type of plastic surgery is reconstructive and cosmetic. A lot of people interchangeably mix the two types of surgeries. Reconstructive surgery is the same as saying plastic surgery and the procedure is used to correct the face or body so that it can function normally. According to plasticsurgery.org, reconstructive surgery is performed to improve function and ability. The procedure is used to treat affected parts of the body or face from congenital effects, trauma, infection, developmental abnormalities or disease. Reconstructive surgery is a medical procedure that is necessary to restore parts of the body.
For example when someone gets in a severe car accident, reconstructive surgery may be vital so that that person can live his or her normal life. This type of surgery is done through taking blood vessels from one part of the body and then transferring it to the damaged area. For example, during an accident when the head or neck is injured and out of place, which changes the jawbone’s shape, the surgeon may transplant a bone from the person’s leg and transfer it to the face. With this surgery, the person can have their normal jawbone shape and its’ function back. This type of surgery is necessary because it falls into the medical.
What is Cosmetic Surgery and what Motivates People
Cosmetic surgery is a procedure that used to change the way someone looks. As stated by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, “the principles of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance.” The reason why people choose to undergo cosmetic surgery is to improve self-esteem and confidence. They also want to be more attractive and fulfill their life satisfaction.
Types of Cosmetic Surgery and why it Should be Abstained
There are many different kind of cosmetic surgery but the most common done by many patients is breast augmentation also known as “boob job”. According to the American society of plastic surgeons, statistics show that in 2017 alone, there were 300,378 procedures done on breast augmentation. From 2000 to 2017 the procedure has risen by forty-one percent. People are not realizing the risks that this trend brings. According to a report issued by the World Health Organization, women who had undergone breast implants are developing lymphoma which is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Another major risk of cosmetic surgery is addiction.
According to ABC News, a women named Cindy Jackson set the world record into getting 52 plastic surgeries. She had five face lifts, liposuction, Botox, and she did her eyes twice. Another woman named Jocelyn Wildenstein also known as “Cat woman” spent about 4 million dollars on plastic surgeries. “Jocelyn Wildenstein is a poster child for plastic surgery gone wrong” said Dr. Young in an interview with CBS News. Cosmetic surgery is not something that you can easily detach yourself from, it is something that will stay with you forever and makes you want to change your appearance constantly. For example, when you pluck one strand of hair from your eyebrow, you constantly want to pluck more to adjust it. Then you will end up having sad and unsatisfying results. Famous celebrities that you may know of such as Donatella Versace, Michael Jackson, and Janice Dickinson are good examples on why one should restrain themselves from getting plastic surgery.
Cost of Cosmetic Surgery
While addiction is a serious problem that many cosmetic surgery patients face, another problem is the cost. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Americans spent on average about 16 billion dollars on cosmetic plastic surgery. This is a lot of money. Since breast augmentation is the most common procedure done, the average price of the procedure is 6,450 dollars. The average price for liposuction is 6,025 dollars. Undergoing a facelift costs about 12,125 dollars. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on changing the way you look, you can spend it on more valuable things. It’s better to save that money to buy a house, or your dream car.
Although cosmetic surgery brings good to people’s life such as self confidence and self-esteem it can also bring risky life threatening causes. Undergoing cosmetic surgery can be very addictive and hard to stop. A person might walk into the office to get a single change on their face or body but end up living with a lot of changes. The results will end up being unpredictable. Getting breast augmentation, can cause women to have cancer such as lymphoma. Cosmetic surgery should be banned because everyone is beautiful in their own unique ways. It’s inhumane to change the appearance that God gave you. Cosmetic surgery cannot be undone so it’s better to stay the way you and be grateful with you natural beauty.