The Harm Of Plastic Surgery

In 2010, 219,000 procedures were done on teens, 1(Collins). This number is quickly increasing and that is not a good thing. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Some patients may overlook the risks of aesthetic surgery because it is performed by doctors. . . The fact that a surgeon is putting in implants send a subtle message that they are safe. What healer would do something to harm us?” 1(Edmonds). The risks of cosmetic plastic surgery are being overlooked because of the safety net of having a highly educated doctor perform the procedure. It sends a message that cosmetic surgery is a good and safe idea. Beauty has become the ideal look for society and plastic surgery has been a way for young adults and teens to reach the beauty standard. …show more content…
When she was 15 she developed curves and was upset that her breast didn’t follow. “‘They never grew’ said Kristen. ‘I didn’t feel like a women.’” 1(Sweeney). After hearing that both her sister and her mother had breast implants, it was easy to understand why Kristen was allowed to have break implants as well (Sweeney). “‘ I just wanted to look normal, and now I do’ said Kristen” 1(Sweeney). Kristen’s breast problems were only temporary and would have eventually been resolved with intensive surgery. Her breast implant surgery was very risky and problems could have occurred. Not all cosmetic surgeries go as smoothly as Kristens. In the past year there has been two deaths involving cosmetic surgery. According to the American Plastic Surgery for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, one of them was 18 year old Amy Fledderman who died of fat embolism syndrome after undergoing liposuction. Stephanie Kuleba also was 18 and died from complications because of anesthesia during a surgery on her breasts …show more content…
Some say one medical fix can positively affect their lives and prevent them from bullying and mental disorders. Dr. Lukash is a rhinoplasty surgeon. Lukash was paid a visit by 11 year old Julia and her mother, Ms. Marks. Ms. Marks wanted her 11 year old to have her nose surgically fixed, “I knew she was having a hard time with it physically but also emotionally,’ Ms. Marks said. ‘I’d see her in the bathroom pushing her nose to make it straighter. Some kids would ask her, ‘Why’s your nose so crooked?’ I didn’t want her to have to go through it anymore’” 2 (Sweeney). Because Julia’s nose was minorly misshaped, Ms. Marks wanted her daughter to go through major surgery. When in fact that surgery would not fix anything. “Experts say Plastic Surgery can be necessary for teens in some situations, but they question many of the procedures and worry that plastic surgery won’t cure underlying problems” 1(Collins). What happens when Julia goes back to school with a “fixed” nose? Will her peers stop bullying her? No. Children should not be going through major surgery because they are being bullied. Adults should be reporting the situation and having a talk with the kids about how bullying is not okay. Teens and young adults should not be able to have cosmetic surgery until they grow up and realized that they should not care about what people think. In reality, even if a person is not getting bullied they could

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