Millions of people, both men and women, undergo plastic surgery every year. While some plastic surgery is done for medical reasons, such as reconstruction after an accident, many other procedures are voluntary. People see a flaw and feel the need to fix it. Whether their breasts are too small, their nose is too big, or their stomach isn’t flat enough, plastic surgery can fix it. So the big question remains, is plastic surgery a way to promote beauty or destroy? I believe the benefits of plastic surgery are huge. If someone, after weighting the pros and cons, makes the decision to have plastic surgery, they should be able to make that decision with confidence and not have to worry about society judging them. For some people having plastic surgery can be vital to their self-image and confidence. Some people spend years obsessing over a body feature they dislike, feeling uncomfortable in their own skin. Also many types of plastic surgeries improve certain health conditions. Breast reductions often help women suffering from chronic back pain and nasal surgery helps people with deviated septum breathe better. Who are we to tell them they can’t fix themselves? It’s their body if they are uncomfortable in it they should confidently be able to make the decision to fix it. Modern day plastic surgery gives us that option.
Another advantage to plastic surgery is that it gives us the ability to correct physical defects. Some people are born with physical defects that have plagued them since birth, and cosmetic surgery can finally give them a normal life. Other people may have physical defects resulting from an accident of some kind, such as a scar or tissue reconstruction. Plastic surgeons are able to give these people a second chance at feeling normal again.
It’s no secret that there are also some disadvantages to having plastic surgery, that anyone considering surgery should know. Plastic surgery, like any surgical procedure, exposes...
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