Plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery is the act of reshaping the body or facial
characteristics; witch, is performed by doctors called surgeons. People may have an
accident and need surgery to help with burns and skin graphing.
Tummy tucks and
stomach staples are used for health benefits (Plastic surgery, 2007). Where as nose jobs,
breast implants, liposuction and many other plastic surgeries are cosmetic, and are used
for enhancing appearances.
There are many different techniques and procedures linked
with cosmetic surgery; however, the goal remains: to fix physical flaws, imperfections,
and enhance the patient’s appearance.
Peoples desire to be perfect, wanted, and needed is
the reason why they choose to change, and better themselves through surgery. Cosmetic
surgery is a tool, which helps the patients by making them look better, and thus; reach
their full potential (Davis, 1995). Media dictates cosmetic surgery as a negative
procedure-not the real you (fake)-.
Media also dictates that, big noses, small lips, and
bald heads, are negative as well-imperfections (ugly)-.
What is perfect? Is it what others
think of you? Or is it what you think of yourself?
There are many reasons
people choose to get cosmetic surgery such as the
following: beauty, confidence, youth, and attention.
All positive, and help the patients
feel good about themselves.
Some people are born with a cleft lip- split in upper lip,
happens before birth-, with surgery it is a simple process to fix (Attinger& Al-Attar,
2007). The writer spoke to a friend with a cleft lip, and asked “do you ever feel self