Cosmetic Surgery : Surgical Surgery Essay

2413 Words May 18th, 2016 10 Pages
Sydnee Mangette Cosmetic Surgery
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this statement is often ignored today. Beauty is very much valued in our society, and one way to become more “beautiful” is cosmetic surgery. There are two categories of cosmetic surgery: minimally invasive and invasive surgeries. Minimally invasive surgeries, like laser hair removal, are often called surface treatments. These procedures require little time and no cuts or actual surgery procedures are performed on the patient. (Lusted 25-6). Cosmetic surgery that requires incisions and the use of anesthesia make up the second category. This category contains body contouring surgeries, like liposuction and abdominoplasty; and traditional surgery procedures, like breast augmentation. (Lusted 26-8). These surgeries qualify as cosmetic surgeries because they are done to repair disfigurements, improve abilities, or for aesthetic purposes. This essay concerns the type of cosmetic surgery done purely out of dislike for a certain body part. Cosmetic surgery has developed from simple, necessary procedures to fix noses with cheek skin in 600 BCE (Lusted 18), to a quick fix for all insecurities. Cosmetic surgery is an expensive and risky way to overcome insecurities and should only be performed in drastic and necessary situations. Cosmetic surgery might help people look better, but it comes with many health risks and complications. Most of the health risks from cosmetic surgery are common risks of all…

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