Impact Of Plastic Surgery On Society

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Human Enhancements and Their Impact on Society This year in my AP Language and Composition class, we had to choose a book to read that was about a social issue. My book, Ritalin Nation by Richard DeGrandpre is about how millennials are being put on Ritalin to enhance and improve their behavior. This topic has become more common over the years because people have been trying to enhance their own bodies to feel better about themselves. It is necessary to convince doctors, parents, children and women to not fall under the pressure of society to enhance their exterior features. In a recent study, that was about plastic surgery it says that “86% are most likely to pursue help to change a body part” (www.nydailynews.com). This issue is important …show more content…
In a recent study done it “found that young women, especially 25-34 year olds (86 percent) are most likely to pursue help to change a body part“ (SWNS News). 86% is too high of a number of women getting plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. This is negatively impacting women in our society. We are teaching women that they shouldn’t be confident in their own skin and should alter it as they please. In the same study they found that there was an “increased focus on cosmetic procedures, it may also be related to the ongoing pop culture obsession with body image present in today’s culture” (SWNS News). In society, we should not make it a priority to enhance ourselves. We should just be content with ourselves because it is how we were made to be. All of us are different in our own way, which we should feel proud to be different from one …show more content…
In a study done on plastic surgery patients it concluded that, “patients who were young, had unrealistic expectations, had a minimal deformity, had previous surgeries, were motivated by relationship issues, or had a history of depression or anxiety disorders”(Poupard). Plastic surgery is not a form of therapy to help with a person’s issues. Cosmetic surgery should only be allowed to help with critical injuries, not for cosmetic reasons. Plastic surgery is forcing people to believe they are not worth accepting because they are not under the label of being perfect. In the same study of The Ethics of Plastic Surgery it states, “Cosmetic surgery differs in that we are seeking to augment otherwise healthy tissues to improve appearance and self-esteem...evidence shows the long-term effects of cosmetic surgery are not universally positive, and we should be esteemed not based on our own image” (Poupard). There have been various examples of where we have seen the long term effects of plastic surgery gone wrong like; Lil Kim, Big Ange, and Annabel Bowlen. If these women would have been happy with their image they would not have to suffer the repercussions from their reconstructive procedures. Many women today do not fully understand the consequences that come with plastic surgery and how it can affect their

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