Essay on Cosmetic Surgery : A Popular New Trend Around The World

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Cosmetic surgery is becoming a popular new trend around the world. To some people, cosmetic surgery helps their self-esteem; to others, it helps make their life a little less complicated. After a long period of time, many problems can occur, especially if there are many surgeries done on the same person. Some people believe that if they have the money for elective surgery, they should be allowed to spend it as they please. Having cosmetic surgery is elective, so why go through the pain and risk of having a surgery that is not needed? According to Kathryn Bayer, Americans alone in 2004 spent over $12.5 billion on cosmetic procedures (17). Today plastic surgery is known as surgical art ( Pecanac 199). A study was conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to find out what the buzz on cosmetic surgery was all about. One reason behind cosmetic surgery popularity is linked to the belief that more jobs are available to younger looking people (Bayer 17). Concluding, looking younger allows one to work longer before retiring (Bayer 17).
Those who fully support cosmetic surgery justify their position by stating how cosmetic surgery helps with self esteem or life improvement. Karen Springen tells a story in her article about a 14 year old girl struggling with her abnormally large nose. She was teased daily, until her father was convinced to pay for a Rhinoplasty; a reconfiguration of the nose to make it function better (Stupak and Johnson 155). A numerous…

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