Essay about Plastic Surgery

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“Beauty comes from within.” This aphorism is one of the best known quotes to dissuade people from becoming too obsessed with their looks. Self-confidence controls a major part that contributes to the poise a person possesses. Despite this general saying to accept who you are on the outside, developments in the medical field have made it possible to improve how you view your external beauty. Because self-improvement has always been sought after, plastic surgery is an inevitable development of society that should not be frowned upon as it has evolved into a luxury that benefits the economy, despite popular opinion that our culture has become negatively obsessed with outward appearances.
The history of plastic surgery exemplifies the idea
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In the world of plastic surgery, cosmetic procedures are looked upon as an art. An advertisement by a plastic surgeon contributes their idea of plastic surgery through their name “Surgical Artistry,” (Plastic Surgery Modesto). To finally grant the look a person has always desired is just as equal to giving a present to someone in need. The increased level of self-confidence that a person almost immediately acquires after a procedure is one of the lasting reasons why cosmetic surgery has remained so popular.
Plastic surgeons are commonly looked upon as people who take advantage of women’s low-esteem in order to increase their income for the year, (Watkins).While there may be some truth to the fact that surgeons are thrilled to have more business, they feel an ever greater sense of accomplishment when a patient walks out satisfied. Cosmetic surgery is just another business venture to increase capital thanks to a change in our culture.
In a single year- between 2003 and 2004- the number of abdominoplasties [tummy tucks] increased by 28 percent, the number of breast lifts 19 percent, the number of liposuctions 28 percent. In 2004 the number of breast augmentations went up 9 percent and the abdominoplasties another 12 percent. This growth shows that cosmetic surgery has become just another product in our consumer society, (Espejo, 85).
The increase amount of jobs that

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