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Plastic Surgery is Dangerous There are many reasons why women undergo cosmetic surgery. Some say they do it for their significant others or for their careers. Some do it to stand out from other women. Many women do it for themselves, to feel better about their appearance. In this day and age, women get plastic surgery because of America’s current perception of beauty. Americans are highly visual and billboards, magazines, and television commercials influence people what to think about beauty. Ads usually display tall, thin, and voluptuous women. Interviewers often ask celebrities how they stay in shape. Also, there are tons of commercials for new forms of dieting and pills. Celebrities have set the standard for what is beautiful in weight, height, and body measurements. Women want to look like the celebrities of today’s age and will go to drastic measures to do it. Women look to plastic surgeons for breast augmentations, tummy tucks, liposuction, botox, and face lifts. Even average women can now afford these procedures. Women get these procedures done to better their lives. However, there are many dangers to this growing fad. Surgeons that perform plastic surgery may not be qualified as plastic surgeons. Complications and death are also a result of poor plastic surgery. If a patient wants to undergo plastic surgery, it is important to make sure the surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Erika Rasmusson James states in her article: According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 8.7 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed in 2003 — an increase of 32% over 2002. Thanks to the increased demand, the number of doctors performing these procedures is surging too. But in most states, any MD can perform plastic surgery
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without board certification. That means anyone from your gynecologist to possibly even your dentist may be able to legally perform cosmetic surgery procedures. (Rasmusson James 1) Dentists, Dermatologists, and Otorlaryngologists may perform plastic surgery. Also, some surgeons who perform liposuction, breast augmentations, or tummy tucks may only be certified in general surgery. Doctors may scam patients. There are many unqualified doctors looking to make a lot of money by offering plastic surgery. Some offer it at a cheaper rate than real plastic surgeons. In a recent case in Boston, a Brazilian immigrant, Fabiola DePaula, died at the hands of a man named Luiz Carlos Ribeiro. The man claimed he was a physician in Brazil, but did not have a license in the United States. He
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