It is not a secret that the standards of beauty nowadays are rather strict and demanding. No matter what numerous combatants against discrimination say, appearances that match the existing beauty remains one of the crucial characteristics of a modern individual. People who are discontent with their appearances have different ways of improving the way they look, such as makeup, clothes, or just being in harmony with themselves. However, there is a more radical alternative, which is effective in terms of changing the way a person looks like, but is highly debated and should be abstained from in the majority of cases: plastic surgery.
The foremost reason for not getting plastic surgery is that this procedure can become highly addictive (Huffington Post). Although a person might think that they would just do a single improvement, the temptation to keep “adjusting” one’s appearance can become overwhelming and lead to unpredictable and often sad results. The best examples for this are women like Cindy Jackson (who got 55 plastic surgeries, which is a world record), or Jocelyn Wildenstein, who is rumored to have spent about 4 million dollars on plastic surgeries. The “before and after” photos of her can be found online easily, so you can make your conclusions looking at the results of the numerous plastic surgeries she has undergone. Janice Dickinson, Michael Jackson, Courtney Love, and other famous personalities who had undergone plastic surgeries can also be a good example of why this kind of surgery should be abstained from.
Plastic surgery does not solve the main problem of a person who decides to undergo it, which is being discontent with his or her appearance. Such a person should rather focus on solving their inner problems, pay more attention to what is going on within themselves rather than on the surface of their bodies (MindBodyGreen). In the case of an aging person, it might be the fear of death or the feeling that they do not have a young appearance...
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“The Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT Have Plastic Surgery.” The Top 5 Reasons You Should NOT Have Plastic Surgery. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Oct. 2014.
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