Jung 1Plastic Surgery: The Price of Physical PerfectionIn today’s society, the picture of beauty is a rail thin model with the body of a goddess.Because of this picture and other figures of beauties, a person is convinced to believe that one mustlook like these images to be beautiful. The easiest way to achieve this is by having plastic surgery.Plastic surgery is a type of surgery that can involve both a person’s appearance and ability tofunction. Society today has brain washed not only today’s women, but also the men to believe thatin order for a person to look beautiful, they must look like the images that are seen on television, inmovies, and on the cover of magazines. These images portray thin women and muscular men. TheHollywood figures that are so famous for their looks and bodies also encourage the belief that thinis beautiful. These images are plastered all over television shows, commercials, and magazineadvertisements. With all these visions of beauty that are seen everywhere, a person feels compelledto look just like those images. Although plastic surgery can improve patients’ appearance and self-image through both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures, it can induce a lot of detriments whichmay lead to the perilous risks, even death.One of the prohibitive disadvantages of plastic surgery is the cost. According to theAmerican Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, microdermabrasion was the least expensive procedure (“2008 Average Surgeon/Physician Fees”). A lower body lift was the most expensive plastic surgery procedure listed. These costs are only the base cost of the procedure. Surgeon fees,hospital fees, medication costs, and after care costs must also be factored in when considering thecost of plastic surgery. Although it might look all too nice to get a plastic surgery done, the processis not viable for all. Plastic surgeries usually cost a fortune and cannot be availed by everyone. Itsusage is limited to those who belong to the high class of the society. If the plastic surgery isdesirable, doing such a surgery is unfair, because only those who can pay for the surgery can get
Before #MeToo, Brazilian women launched #MyFirstHarrassment and marched for racial equality. Today, this feminist resurgence is tackling health care, plastic surgery, violence and more.
The history of dangerous cosmetics shows us the harms that women have suffered to meet expectations of what is beautiful.
After the tragic death of a young woman undergoing a cosmetic procedure, people are rightly asking who should be able to administer anaesthetics.
The pressures of perfection.
To not screen, and then deliver cosmetic procedures to people who may have body dysmorphic disorder, goes against the medical dictum "first do no harm".
Breast reduction surgery is popular now, but skin reduction may be the next big thing.
Due to a lack of effective regulations, there is little oversight of "stem cell treatments" and the businesses that provide them.
The Brazilian who transformed the face of plastic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery booms are happening around the world. Here are some key augmentations.
The use of the title cosmetic surgeon and the facility in which the surgery is performed remain untouched in new cosmetic surgery guidelines for doctors.
Surgical makeovers might seem a modern phenomenon but they have a long and disturbing history: from 16th century skin grafts done without anaesthesia to reductions of "primitive" large breasts.
All surgery is risky, so undergoing surgery in a foreign country adds to those risks.
Seriously though - can fashion really damage your health?
Cosmetic surgery in Australia is a billion dollar industry that has been allowed to grow with scant regulation.
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