Essay about The Risks Of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

1264 Words Apr 18th, 2016 6 Pages
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. “As beauty becomes a more visible part of medicine, health risks may become less visible. And that is a big risk” 2(Edmonds). As society is trying to reach perfection, the risks are being ignored. “The latest figures from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that the number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed on youths 18 or younger more than tripled over a 10-year period, to 205,119 in 2007 from 59,890 in 1997” 1(Sweeney). Along with those facts, breast augmentations have also multiplied by six. And since 2007 those number have increased dramatically (Collins).
Deciding to make a major change to their body is a big deal, especially if they are a teen or young adult. That is why they should not be able to have the…

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