Pro's and Con's of Plastic Surgery in America

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The Pro’s and Con’s of Plastic Surgery
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Patrice Elliott

So many people wonder about plastic surgery. Ranging, from individuals who have been plagued by disease, and need it to feel whole, to those who are vain and want to look different. Cosmetic surgery has come across more people’s minds in this day and age than in any other time in history. Plastic surgery has been viewed as a form of art, in that it can literally make a person appear as someone else. Perhaps renew a confidence you used to have, or give you confidence you never had, but are there risks and are you ready to accept them? Plastic surgery originated in ancient India. It is well documented in Sushruta Samhita (June 2006) by Kaviraj Kunjalal Bhishagratna, “that several types of surgery were performed in the Vedic period about 3500 B.C. He mentioned several procedures such as otoplasty, rhinoplasty, tissue grafting, and even organ transplants and cross grafting of head and limb transfers.” Plastic surgery is often “performed solely to improve appearance in otherwise healthy persons.” During plastic surgery an individual’s nose can be reconstructed, extra skin can be removed from any part of the body, fat can be eliminated from the abdomen and hips, even the size of the ears can be reduced. When an individual is healthy and wants to enhance their appearance there are specific dangers involved. According to Angel Papadopulos, secretary of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery, “sometimes people who are poorly trained perform this type of surgery, generally resulting in much harm”. (The Truth about Plastic Surgery Abroad 2006)

So many people think it’s only women that are caught up in pursuing the “ideal image”, but men strive to be perfect as well. Nearly 55,000 American men undergo some form of plastic surgery and they account for up to 14 percent of all plastic...
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