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Background of Cosmetic Surgery
The popularity of plastic surgery has been growing at a staggering rate. According to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 13.1 million of cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2010 (American Society of Plastic Surgeon, 2011). Unlike reconstructive plastic surgery, which is performed on abnormal body parts caused by birth defects, injuries and diseases, cosmetic surgery aims to improve appearance and self-esteem by reshaping the normal structures of the body. Some popular cosmetic procedures include liposuction, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and botox treatment.
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Reasons for Cosmetic Surgery
Generally, there are three reasons why people opt for cosmetic surgery.
The first reason to motivate people to undergo surgical makeovers is their body-image dissatisfaction. These people often have poor self-confidence and self-image, or being too obsessed with their physical appearance. They wish to get rid of their imperfections and look...