The Medical Consequences Of Plastic Surgery

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Humans everywhere are so focused on the way they look in today’s society. A large percentage of humans feel they should alter their body for society to except them. About 15.6 million surgeries have been recorded in the year of 2014 just in the United States (Plastic surgery statistics show new consumer trend , 2015). Many over look the risks that plastic surgery could provide for the people. Plastic surgery risks are Medical, society issues, scarring, and anesthesia risks. Not only are there many risks to plastic surgery, but also it is morally wrong to reconstruct the human body for beauty. God made humans who they are and getting plastic surgery goes against him. Beauty is made from what is in the inside not from the surgeon who reconstructed …show more content…
The medical risks that arise are a hematoma, Nerve damage, infection, deep vein thrombosis, scarring, organ damage, anesthesia complications Seroma, and excessive blood loss. A hematoma is a pocket of blood that looks like a bruise it commonly is present after breast implants or face lifts. Nerve damage is one of the most common side effects after surgery. Nerve damage can cause individuals to lose feeling in certain areas. Deep vein thrombosis is when blood clots occur and then break off into the lungs. This is an uncommon risk, but could be fatal. Scarring is typical in all surgery and is difficult to keep from occurring. Organ damage happens when the surgical probe contacts the internal organ. Anesthesia can create problems such as lung infections, stroke, heart attacks, and death. Also there is a risk of the anesthesia wearing off and the individual waking up in the middle of the surgery. Seroma is like hematomas and they usually can occur after a tummy tuck. All these conditions are a risk to think about and they also cost money to fix maybe even cost a human life (Schaefer, …show more content…
Many over look the possibility of addiction to plastic surgery. It is similar to the addiction of drugs or alcohol only they are obsessed with the way they look. Most who go under plastic surgery do it because they have a problem with the way they look or have an image in their mind on how they should look. Humans imagine the flawless skinny image in their minds because that is what they see from celebrities and models. So they feel to be beautiful or to be accepted in society they have to have the same features as their favorite celebrity. Everyone in this world has the problem with finding flaws and wanting to correct it, but it becomes a serious condition when people start finding flaws where there are no imperfections in that area. These people who strive for perfection end up permanently damaging their muscle tissue and skin. This often leaves the addict with irreparable damage and completely modifies their appearance. The new appearance often causes the human to have an emotional breakdown

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