Cosmetic Surgery : Becoming A Popular Surgery Essay

1058 Words Feb 10th, 2016 null Page
Cosmetic surgery is becoming a popular surgery around the world. To some people cosmetic surgery helps their self-esteem, to others, it helps make their life a little less complicated. To some after a long period of time, many problems can rise to the surface, especially if there are many surgeries done on the same person. Some people believe that if they have the money to have elective surgery they should be allowed to do what they want. As for the opposite side, having cosmetic surgery is elective, so why go through the pain and risk of having a surgery that is not needed. According to Bayer, Americans in 2004 alone spent over $12.5 billion on cosmetic procedures (17). A study was conducted by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery to find out what the buzz on cosmetic surgery was all about. They found out the reasoning for the popular cosmetic surgery. People exclaimed that more jobs are available to younger looking people, in doing so, this allows them to work longer before retiring (Bayer 17).
However, elective cosmetic surgery can lead to many different problems to a person 's body. Stein tells us that many people can obtain infections at the site of the surgery, internal bleeding, numbness around the site of the incision, fluid buildup, and even a sickness that could lead to death (46). The media has set an inartistic goal of what someone should look like, this is leading to more and more people trying to meet this goal of perfection, but while they…

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