The Risks And Negative Effects Of Plastic Surgery

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Because of issues such as low self-esteem and a desperate need for social acceptance, the demand for plastic surgery remains at a high rate despite all of its associated risks and controversies (Cope, 2007). There are many risks and negative factors surrounding plastic surgery. Beauty is often associated with a textbook version implemented in the mind of many by the media. The need to be wrinkle free, denying the process of aging, blemishes, and scars cause negative decisions to be made when considering surgery. Plastic surgery is the method known for correcting or restoring body parts as well as bodily functions. To continue the spread and advertisement of plastic surgery, technology has designed various and creative ways for …show more content…
A television show called the Drs. aired a segment centered on a transgendered male with an obsession to look like reality star Kim Kardashian. This young man spent thousands of dollars to fulfill this look and even though he was an amazing replica of the star with a high volume of social media, followers and recognition, the surgeries already performed wasn’t enough. There are more surgeries that the young man desires. One specific feature mentioned was a smaller waist and having ribs removed. Though warned by doctors that this was a horrible idea because of the health complications, he is still willing to take the chance and possibly risk his life. There is no amount or level of beauty that should be this important. This type of obsession causes addictive patterns to begin and this is the point where several unnecessary surgeries began to take place. One commonly known psychological disorder many individuals suffer with is called 'body dysmorphic disorder. This type of disorder causes people to develop distorted and weird perceptions about their body and the individual is never satisfied with how they look (Thorpe, …show more content…
It can cause an extremely tremendous amount of financial pressure and strain on you, your family, and everyday life. Often times the assessment regarding the cost of plastic surgery isn’t fully researched. Only the surgery itself is taken into consideration. Many overlook the unexpected cost that tends to arise from unexpected complications, and the hospital charges that may be charged when extended hospital stays become necessary due to unforeseen complications. When considering plastic surgery it will be very important to remember that there could always be an issue that could require for longer healing, more medical procedures, and other factors that cause further financial obligations, all for the need of being beautiful in the eyes of

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