Cosmetic Surgery : An Ethical Issue Essay

1314 Words May 7th, 2016 6 Pages
Cosmetic Surgery is something that many people use to enhance their features, help correct defects, or even to save lives. It can also help people to look and feel better about themselves. Since 2010 there has been a major increase on cosmetic surgeries being performed on both men and women. Some of the most popular procedures done are facelifts, botox, liposuction, and breast augmentation. There are two different types of procedures, surgical and not surgical. These procedures have many great benefits but they also need to be taken very seriously. This has become an ethical issue because many believe the cosmetic surgery is being done for all of the wrong reasons and that it is getting too excessive (CRI). The top two reasons why people get cosmetic surgery done are to improve their self-esteem and build their self-confidence. Cosmetic surgery not only helps to improve someone’s emotional state, it can also help improve someone’s physical state. For example a child with a cleft lip/palette would be much better off getting a procedure done then not. It will help to improve their hearing, speaking, eating, and breathing (Sheng). Norman Rappaport states that as people age they start to look older with wrinkles and parts of the body start to sag. This can affect their way of life and it can prevent them from being able to do certain things. If someone is overweight and they chose to get cosmetic surgery done their body would feel so much better because it wouldn’t…

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