What Makes Plastic Surgery? Essay

1405 Words Oct 26th, 2016 6 Pages
Introduction w/ thesis: Is it the bigger, perkier breasts, the taught tummy, the lifted butt, or the younger looking face that draws people to plastic surgery? Is it the cost, the pain, the perception of being “fake” because you got plastic surgery that pushes people away from wanting to get the surgery? Have you ever considered getting reconstructive or cosmetic plastic surgery? Are you for or against the surgeries? Plastic surgery should only be performed for medical reasons, such as a broken nose, embarrassing or unwanted scars from an accident, or a birth deformity, such as a cleft palate. People get plastic surgery because they want to be perfect in all aspects and improve their self-confidence.
What is Plastic surgery?: What is plastic surgery? According to the Merriam-Webster website, plastic surgery is, “a branch of surgery concerned with the repair, restoration, or improvement of lost, injured, defective, or misshapen parts of the body chiefly by transfer of tissue” (Para 2). This surgery usually consists of transferring tissues from other parts of the body to improve appearances, covering an unwanted scar, or filling an indentation. Many people who suffer from burns or are in car accidents and have severe scarring get plastic surgery to correct their imperfections. The Merriam-Webster website also states, “Reconstructive plastic surgery corrects severe functional impairments, fixes physical abnormalities, and compensates for tissue lost to trauma or surgery” (Para…

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