The Proponents Of Plastic Surgery Essay

2324 Words May 2nd, 2016 10 Pages
When a patient is interested in getting plastic surgery, they go into it expecting themselves to look ten times better and significantly improve their self-esteem however that is not always the result. In many cases that is not the result and the patient is left disappointed because they had unrealistic expectations. Whether or not it improves a patient’s self-esteem depends on who looks at what studies. The proponents of plastic surgery argue that it will lead to better self-esteem and well-being while critics argue that it will lead to more distress and even worsen their self-esteem. The growth in popularity of teens getting plastic surgery over the years have significantly increased from the years 1997 to 2007. One study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery showed the numbers of procedures on teen patients eighteen years or younger comparing the number of procedures from 1997 to 2007. The numbers of procedures have increased from 59,890 in 1997 to 205,119 in 2007. These procedures include liposuction from 2,504 to 9,295 and breast augmentations increased from 1,326 to 7,882 (Sweeney). This study shows that teens have been more influenced by different factors over those past years because it shows that the number of procedures were almost four times more than they were in 1997. These teens may have been influenced by different factors including their parents, celebrities, and what society thinks of as beauty today. Some researches say that it…

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