Individuals Risk Health for Cosmetic Surgery

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The woman was beautiful, absolutely stunning. She had a curvy figure and wasn’t too short or too tall. Piercing blue eyes, long blonde hair, and clear skin. I hadn’t seen her in about a year, and there was something different about her. Was it her skin tone, or the color of her eyelids? No, and no. Then I saw it, the scars around her nose. She got a nose job.

“Nose job,” is a common word for a form of plastic surgery done on the nose. There are two most common reasons for a surgery like this: medical and cosmetic. When a person gets hurt, and the injury affects them in a way that is harming their health, that is a medical reason. When someone simply does not like their nose, that is a cosmetic reason.

I don’t agree with cosmetic surgery because there are so many risks. Even if you get something simple done, like a nose job, there is still a chance of death. In order for a more safe procedure to happen, you need a trust worthy surgeon, and even then, there are still risks.

Not only are there fatal risks in cosmetic surgery, it also costs thousands and even millions of dollars depending on the operation. One costly surgery is sometimes not enough. For example, a facelift surgery can require several following operations to maintain the look.

After the surgery you can also be unhappy with the results. According to Daily Mail online, one in five people that have plastic surgery are unhappy with the results. For example, Heidi Montag admitted that the results of her first ten plastic surgery operations made her unhappy, also according to the website.

Even if you aren’t confident in how you look, cosmetic surgery can make you feel even worse about yourself if you suffer from a mental illness. Remember that changing the way you look won’t cure depression.

The media plays a huge role in the influence of cosmetic surgery. It shows celebrities and their new breasts, putting them down for changing how they look and advertising it. This is one of the reasons I dislike cosmetic surgery. It is advertised, and then shot down for making people “fake.”

“The media is the thing that perpetuates [cosmetic surgery] the most,” said registered nurse, Heather Ratliff. “Every advertisement states that you are not enough and you need this product to be enough.”

Ratliff works for her own business helping people make healthy choices so that surgery doesn’t have to be an option.

I don’t agree with cosmetic surgery because it changes the features with which you were born. Having an operation on your body to change the way it looks isn’t natural. How you were born is the way you were meant to be, and a surgery shouldn’t change that.