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Overview of Plastic Surgery - Plastic surgery is a corrective specialty that is used for personal or medical purposes. Many people think about plastic surgery is just used for making your nose smaller or breasts bigger, when actually it is used for much more. For example, plastic surgery can also help someone who has gotten burned, by placing skin from another part of the body to the burn. Plastic surgery is primarily used for fixing themselves because they feel self-conscious or feel uncomfortable in their own skin....   [tags: social issues, plastic surgery]
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Why Koreans are Obsessed with Plastic Surgery - A Brief History of Plastic Surgery As early as 600 Before Christ (BC) was the beginning when a Hindu surgeon experimented on reconstructing a nose using a piece of cheek. By 1000 Anno Domini (AD), Rhinoplasty was quite familiar because of their barbaric custom of cutting off the noses and upper lips of one’s enemy which sign their victorious towards enemies. In the 16th century, “The father of plastic surgery”, Gaspare Tagliacozzi had reconstructed the slashed noses by transferring flaps of upper arm skin....   [tags: Plastic surgery, Koreans, beauty] 1833 words
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Researching the World of Plastic Surgery - Researching the World of Plastic Surgery In the creation of our beings, we are blessed, and sometimes cursed with features we, as freethinkers, might not otherwise have chosen for ourselves. Certain circumstances however, may arise on the journey known as life, forcing us to reconstruct these features in an effort to construct normal, healthy, lives. Often, we are compelled to reconstruct these features in an effort to enhance an otherwise normal, healthy life. For the individual unaware of the pros and cons, in regards to the acquisition of cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery; I produce this composition in an attempt to inform you, the reader; as well as to expand upon my limi...   [tags: Beauty Plastic Surgery Self Image Essays]
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Plastic Surgery - Have you ever considered having plastic surgery. After reading this paper you might want the surgery or you might not. Plastic surgery, a form of art, can reconstruct your body and renew your confidence but can you accept the risks involved.      Plastic surgery ranges from one- thousand dollars to three- thousand dollars or more depending on the surgery (Body fat reduction: Suction-Assisted Lipectomy). There are plenty types of plastic surgery. One type is called liposuction. The best candidates for liposuction are of relatively normal weight with pockets of excess fat in particular areas....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Cosmetic Surgery] 1093 words
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Plastic Surgery In South Korea - The South Korean’s seeming fascination with cosmetic surgery is frequently reported on both in Asia and the West, largely for its recounted abnormal use rate by both women and men. Though there is a deficiency in dependable data regarding the amounts of individuals who select to endure cosmetic surgery in South Korea, the statistics are substantial. The estimations range from 15 to 30 percent of all South Koreans have endured some method of plastic surgery, the statistics pertaining to certain age groups of females being characteristically greater (Kim, 2010)....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery]
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Taking a Look at Plastic Surgery - Plastic surgery is something the Western society is very familiar with. Billions of dollars are spent every year on these types of procedures The oldest type of plastic surgery is reconstructive, it developed out of need to treat wounded soldiers during wartimes and help them recover after. This type of plastic surgery is used to rebuild severely fractured bones, skin grafting, and implanting prosthetics. Plastic surgery was then introduced to treat birth defects like clef lip, and remove skin blemishes....   [tags: cosmetic and reconstructive surgery] 1188 words
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Teenagers and the Plastic Surgery Epidemic - Today, an overwhelming number of American teenagers choose to alter their body in order to fit the unrealistic standard of physical attractiveness created by our beauty-obsessed culture. Teens feel an immense amount of pressure to look “beautiful” from the media, peers and even parents. Teenagers are going to extreme lengths to reach this physical perfection, but when it comes down to it, just how far is too far. The numbers of teens going through with plastic surgery is startling and will continue to rise as America falls in to a beauty obsessed epidemic....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery Essays]
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Plastic Surgery: Should It Be Banned? - Plastic surgery: should it be banned. Some people’s obsession with plastic surgery is obviously getting out of control. It starts with only getting one thing fixed or corrected but then quickly escalates and before you know it, a face that once was all-flesh turns into plastic. According to a study conducted by Nigel Mercer (2009), “The number of official cosmetic surgeries has more than tripled to 34,000 since 2003”. The two reasons why plastic surgery should be banned are because of its high health risks, and because of the additional pressure it puts on people to look picture-perfect....   [tags: cosmetic surgery addiction, risks]
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Plastic Surgery For Teenagers - Plastic surgery has been around since 800 BC. Many adults have considered such procedures as a benefit for themselves; however would you allow your teenager to consider it to mask their flaws. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery nearly 210,000 cosmetic surgery procedures were performed on teenagers 13-19 in 2009 (Thompson). Low self esteem has led some teens in choosing plastic surgery as a boost for confidence. This should not be considered an option for teens without knowing the consequences it can lead too....   [tags: cosmetic surgery, death]
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Why The World Want Plastic Surgery - Brittney, 14 years old, sits with her mom in the waiting room in Dr. Smith office. She is waiting for her first nose job. She had to beg her mother for it because she wants to look more like her favorite superstar then a girl bullied by her classmates because she has a big nose. Bullying is not the only reason to get a plastic surgery but it is a big reason why people resort to such drastic measures. What problems specifically lead to plastic surgery. First, it is important to mention that plastic surgery has two branches....   [tags: Reconstructive Surgery, Body Image, Surgery]
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Perfection, Plastic Surgery, and Self-loathing - In a society where media rules, appearance means everything. Images of supermodels and celebrities promoting the latest fashions and products constantly bombard consumers promising us that if they buy these products, they too will attain the same level of just glamor. We can’t help but envy the gorgeous women we see in magazines with their perfect smiles and airbrushed breasts and thighs especially when expectations of physical perfection have become so high that they are nearly unobtainable. Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll” describes how this standard of perfection affects young girls and can carry on throughout their lives causing irreparable damages....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery Essays]
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Taking a Look at Plastic Surgery - ... Plastic surgery includes cosmetic, aesthetic, reconstructive surgeries and more, but it is best known in the cosmetic range. Liposuction, breast augmentation, nose reshaping, and facelifts are all branches of plastic surgery. (“Plastic Surgery”, para.1) Plastic surgery is taking over the world bit by bit, and it is all thanks to the media influencing the populations to take skinny models as the people they look up to.”The media communicates its messages through images which tyrannize our fleshy, flawed, embodied, realities....   [tags: low self esteem, lack of confidence] 1004 words
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The Pros and Cons of Plastic Surgery - ... Studies show that "1684 [of] women [had] invasive breast cancer, 12.6% reported a first-degree relative with breast cancer" (167). Not only does cosmetic breast surgery bring fiscal risks but so do the rest of the surgeries given. Other risks include scarring, nerve damage, blood clots, heart attack and even death. Therefore, improving your appearance can can cost not only money but also your life. Reconstructive surgery's performed to improve an abnormal feature due to trauma, birth defect, infection, tumors and diseases....   [tags: self-concept, cosmetic, reconstructive]
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Taking a Look at Plastic Surgery - Most people in today’s world have or will receive some sort of cosmetic surgery. Okay, so you are thinking so what. Well, believe it or not, there are a bunch of adults out in the world who want to ban certain cosmetic procedures. Critics say it tarnishes the way young teens view themselves as people and makes them want to alter their body to conform to what is “beautiful” in social media. This has got to be put to rest; adults should be able to make changes to their body where they see fit. Discrimination against people who want, get, or have plastic surgery done to them is senseless....   [tags: cosmetic interventions]
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The Ugly Truth of Plastic Surgery - Plastic surgery is becoming a trend world-wide because humans can never be fully satisfied in terms of looks. There is always something that people critique about themselves physically. People are so caught up in the hype of achieving physical perfection that they deviate from acknowledging the fact that plastic surgery has negative effects on self-esteem, long-term effects on health, wastes money, and can be life-threatening. Today’s society has brainwashed men and women into believing that in order for a person to be beautiful he or she must look like the people seen on television, in movies, and on the magazine covers....   [tags: perfection, beauty, self-esteem, health, risk]
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The Socialogical Analysis of Plastic Surgery - Plastic surgery is an interesting cultural phenomenon. It is a very controversial subject that many people are fascinated by. Sociologists today use the three theoretical perspectives, conflict, functionalist, and interactionist theory to understand the range of issues and phenomenon in societies. In this paper I will present a sociological analysis of plastic surgery with a brief history on the subject matter. Plastic surgery first originated in India in 600 B.C. The first procedure to be done was on the noses of people who had lost them due to committing a crime or an injury during a battle....   [tags: conflict, functionalist, interactionist] 1658 words
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The Pros and Cons of Plastic Surgery - Believing that talent and intelligence will get you just as far if your ugly as it will if you were pretty is an idealistic thought for an idealistic world, however the fact of the matter is that talent takes a backseat to beauty under most circumstances. With the economy rising, cosmetic surgery is becoming more widely available, before it was the rich and the famous who had the ability to surgically enhance their features. However as it becomes much more culturally acceptable, and readily available, there have been many more problems concerning it....   [tags: Pro Con Essays] 595 words
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The Harmuful Effects of Plastic Surgery - Everyone is born an individual with their own pros and cons, if it’s what’s on the inside that counts, nobody should feel inclined to drastically and permanently change their appearance. Since society has placed significant pressure on the physical attributes of adolescents and adults, cosmetic treatments are being performed and considered at an all-time high with patients complying with the potential harmful and fatal consequences. In a 2013 study, 1,668,420 Americans underwent cosmetic surgery in order to alter their body to fit the body image they view as the norm in society....   [tags: beauty, self-esteem, appearance]
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Allowing Plastic Surgery on Teenagers - ... “Lifes hard enough without adding a physical burden. But at the same time, does that teach them problems have a surgical solution?” comments Hema Sundaram, who is a dermatologist and cosmetic laser surgeon in Washington D.C. Dr. Sundarams question is full of different debatable things like ‘Is this safer than dealing with the problem without surgery. or Does the surgery make the problem disappear or just cause more problem for the child to deal with?’ Many children are affected by the media more and more these days because there are so many celebrities that are getting plastic surgery and children are reading it in magazines and hearing about it on the television....   [tags: media influences, health reasons, bullying] 548 words
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The History Of Plastic Surgery - ... Ned Hallowell, a child psychiatrist, clearly supports the writers thesis by saying, on ABC news, that Plastic Surgery to avoid bullying and peer pressure is a bad idea “The idea of someone getting plastic surgery to avoid bullying seems to me as crazy and worrisome as if a black person were to go to a doctor and say, 'I want to become white to avoid racism” she continues, “The problem is clearly with the phenomenon of bullying”. How ever, Dr. Frances from “Speaker Motivator Health Experts” supports teenage cosmetic surgery....   [tags: deformities, glitches, body] 909 words
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The Risks of Plastic Surgery - ... They go to a consultation and their doctors say they cannot get the surgery they want or cannot get it done at the scale, they planned on, they go to another doctor that will do whatever they want as long as they are being paid. Some of the consequences to that are the unsterile operation rooms, and lack of experience that cause infections, deformations, and death. According to O magazine “318,123 Number of breast implant surgeries performed in 2010, 2,414 Number of those surgeries performed on patients 65 and older, 4,153 Number of those surgeries performed on patients 18 and younger....   [tags: physical appearance, infection, pain, deformation]
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The Dangers of Plastic Surgery - Plastic surgery is becoming a widespread pandemic in the United States. More and more people everyday are electing to take this surgery which, for many people, is an unnecessary change to their body. People in this country and around the world need to realize the dangers and consequences of choosing this surgery. In the United States, there should be increased restrictions on plastic surgery because it would help people better understand the risks and stop some from taking the unnecessary surgery due to the associated health risks....   [tags: Health] 1506 words
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Medias Influence of Plastic Surgery - ... Knowing the influence that the media and peers have on teenagers allow one to understand their role in motivating teenagers to want plastic surgery. By knowing why it occurs, we are able to effectively evaluate the situation. I am not saying that teenagers getting plastic surgery is a bad thing, but I think that they should be getting it for good reasons. When dealing with something life changing, like plastic surgery, it is important that it is not influenced by outside sources. Some doctors believe that there are times where plastic surgery is the best decision for the teenager....   [tags: accaptable, culture, cosmetic]
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Is Plastic Surgery Worth It? - ... Receiving botox too close to the eyes can cause temporary or even permanent blindness. plastic surgery can even cost you your life. Not from the surgery itself but from the procedure that you go through to have it. In most cases when plastic surgery is performed you have to go under anesthetics. They drug you for the hours that the surgery is being performed, and in some cases to much of the drug is given and you don’t wake up. So while your body might be flawless and your face might be gorgeous you won’t be able to enjoy it if you never wake up to see it....   [tags: change how you look, society]
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The Risks of Cosmetic Surgery - Shortly after the horrific death of Donda West, son Kanye West appeared on the Dr. Phil show to discuss the risks of getting plastic surgery. Donda died the following day after a tummy tuck and breast reduction surgery. Her plastic surgeon, Dr. Jan Adams is to blame. In another case, young Lori also went under the knife of Dr. Jan Adams and also appeared on the Dr. Phil show after a frantic experience. In Lori’s case, she wanted to fix one implanted breast because it was unusually saggier than her other breast....   [tags: Plastic Surgery]
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Plastic Surgery: Does It Really Change Your Identity? - ... The short-term effects were that people felt better about themselves. However, results are more mixed for whether plastic surgery boosts the patients` long-term self-esteem and their quality of life in the long run. A study done by David Sarwer, another psychologist, found that after receiving cosmetic surgery, “as many as 90% of patients report satisfaction with their surgical outcome. In addition, some empirical studies have found postoperative improvements in quality and life and decreases in depressive and anxiety-related symptoms.” (Sarwer, 263-264) In another study done, the psychologists found that, “patients reported a significant decrease in the frequency of negative body image...   [tags: self, body, surgery, appearance] 871 words
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Plastic Surgery for Teenagers - ... Of course, psychological problems like suicidal feeling are not only psychological problems. There is a solution to these problems. It is no plastic surgery for teenagers. Now is possible with parents permit it. So, plastic surgery is only good for people over age 18. An exception in law would be necessary for teens that have burned or hurt in accidents. Also we can have a law about tests for psychology problems. Surgeons must be required to do more tests with patients and test for suicidal tendency, obsess for the face or body, depression and unrealistic feeling about surgery benefits....   [tags: health and psychological risks] 939 words
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Negatives of Plastic Surgery - The plastic surgery industry is a billion dollar industry that is taking over society and seeping into our lives through many different ways whether we realize it or not. The pressure from the plastic surgery industry affects people on many different levels such as psychological, economical, and social. Plastic surgery is wrong and unnecessary in society today; it does more damage than good. Damage that goes unnoticed and is often overlooked. Psychology is an academic and applied discipline that involves the scientific study of mental functions and behaviors....   [tags: media, perfect images, appearance]
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Popularity of Plastic Surgery - In 2008 over “9.2 million women in the United States received some form of cosmetic surgery” (medicalnews.com). Plastic surgery is becoming a way for people to escape there insecurities, but is that the main reason why cosmetic procedures have been increasing in popularity over the years. Plastic surgery is “a reconstructive surgery to a variety of operations performed in order to repair or restore body parts to look normal or to change a body part to look better” (answers.com). I believe there are three main reasons why more Americans are resulting to plastic surgery....   [tags: Cosmetic Procedures] 1008 words
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Complications from Plastic Surgery - ... Do not ruin the perfect body you have now. The complications that can occur could be airway obstruction. There are specific drugs that you are given to reduce pain and those drugs can cause consciousness during surgery, and they can irritate the throat and lungs. If not treated correctly, the condition can cause the airway to block, or even brain damage. Aspiration is another effect in which the patient can vomits a lot during the surgery and the fluid may go into the lungs and cause suffocation....   [tags: body image, patients, botches] 630 words
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Risks and Benefits of Plastic Surgery - Risks and Benefits of Plastic Surgery Plastic surgery is a growing entity which needs to be assessed more carefully. Messages within the media indirectly contribute to the rising rate of plastic surgery. Desires to meet the idealisms of media representations are often so consuming that people demand plastic surgery despite all of its associated risks and controversies. To compensate for this up and coming surgical trend, technology has developed more reasonable and attainable options for the public....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery essays papers] 1937 words
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Plastic Surgery - “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....   [tags: Beauty ]
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Plastic Surgery - When you hear the phrase “Plastic Surgery” what comes to mind. Maybe dangerous, and risky, or do you think about the scalpel and all the cutting and all the blood. I myself think about how it’s only for rich celebrities who have a couple extra hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend. We have a bad habit of overlooking all the good things that plastic surgery can achieve. From life altering surgeries and saving lives, by highly qualified surgeons, to giving people more confidence and getting rid of depression, plastic surgery provides all that and more....   [tags: health issues, looks]
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Plastic Surgery - According to dictionary.com, beauty is defined as “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit” (1). True beauty has been forgotten. All around the world people are paying thousands of dollars to have plastic surgery done to enhance this unreal beauty. Sadly, reality is that beauty is now seen as having the bigger breast, the perfect smile, zero body fat, and the perfectly chiseled nose. More and more people are turning to plastic surgery as a way to make them happy about their appearances and boost their self-esteem in a quick and easy process....   [tags: Beauty ]
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The Good, Bad, and the Ugly of Plastic Surgery - ... It can be noted that individuals who are satisfied with how they look will be consequently successful in their work. As a result, this will greatly enhance a person’s quality of life. Moreover, many types of plastic surgery can certainly improve health conditions. For example, breast reduction often helps women breathe better and covering from back pain. However, even after a significant progress in technology, plastic surgery still involves a slew of side effects, risks and danger. One of the most common mistake people make is using the wrong doctor....   [tags: health, self confidence, death]
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Plastic Surgery: Why Is so Popular? - ... Both man and women can perform most of these surgeries. On the other hand the reconstructive surgeries are only qualified as one category because these are based mainly on repositioning the body functions. As the same as the cosmetic surgeries there are a lot kinds of reconstructive surgeries, but the most common ones are; Blepharoplasty (reshape the appearance of the lower and upper eyelids), Ptotic Breast (consist in the reshape of one side of the breast), Mastopexy, Burn Contracture, Clef Lip And Palate (the reconstructing of the soft pallet and the upper lip), Congenital Hand, Craniosynostosis (the reshape of the cranial structure), Lump In The Neck (is a tumor located on the neck)...   [tags: modifying physical aspect, medical processes]
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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: The Medicalization of Appearance - Medicalization is something that has become overly common all over the world. It seems as if almost everything, from aging to deviant behaviors, is medicalized. Human beings have a tendency to want things their way, so they strive to get what they desire. Little do people know “each instance of medicalization represents an advance in medicine’s control over the human body” (Ferrante Ch. 6). This may not seem like a serious problem, but as medicalization increases so does the chances of danger towards people’s lives....   [tags: health, deviant behavior]
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South Korean Women and Plastic Surgery - South Korea (referred as Korea in the rest of writing) is often recognized as the country, where especially women are insane about perception of beauty and this recognition is often elaborated with the prominent number of plastic surgery compared with other countries. According to subjectivism and symbolic violence, Korea women are insane for beauty and even take plastic surgery because they think beauty is what normal women should possess and ugly women is uncompetitive or failure in the society....   [tags: beauty, miss korea]
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Plastic Surgery - Outside beauty and staying forever young are the newest trends among today's society. Women are the highest percentage of this trend because women have been conditioned at young age to believe outer beauty is unsurpassed. Plastic or cosmetic surgery in the past has been kept hushed, never knowing did she have her nose worked on. Today plastic surgery is being embraced by the millions and highly looked upon. Recently a friend of mine had a breast augmentation. Her argument was the need to feel more confident in her own body....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery]
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Plastic Surgery - So what if that lady with bigger breasts got the leading role in the play. Its what's in the inside that counts, right. One can repeat think this as many times as he or she likes, but one will somehow carry one back to the harsh reality. Talent is good, but it's great if it comes along with beauty. In a society where appearance is everything, time can be one's worst enemy. Who will save us from the evil signs of ageing. A plastic surgeon. Because of the rising economy, cosmetic surgery is now more affordable, which creates great demand for such services....   [tags: Cosmetic Surgery ]
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Cosmetic Surgery is a Worldwide Epidemic - Everywhere you look; from billboards to TV the effects of plastic surgery have left its mark. In fact, a couple of weeks ago, a famous music icon passed, and for a whole week all the media did was talk about the plastic surgery done to his face. These days’ people are having rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tucks, face lifts, and most commonly breast augmentation. Science is making it easier to change the appearance of ones self. This brings me to believe, cosmetic surgery is an epidemic that has affected the whole world....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Essays] 456 words
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The Risks of Cosmetic Surgery - Are you aware of the risks and disadvantages of cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery can be very risky and dangerous if you are not aware of the outcomes. If you are thinking of going through a procedures you need to do a lot of research of what the pros and cons of the procedure you are about to undergo. Cosmetic surgeries are done all over the world and the pricing varies depending on the surgeons, and it can be very expensive. The outcome of the surgery won’t always come to what you wanted but still you have to pay the price....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Essays] 1461 words
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Teen Cosmetic Surgery is Ugly - Growing up in a close-knit community, I was raised to stay firm to my morals and always strive to do my best and represent my family respectfully. My parents were never demanding of perfection; all they wanted was for me to do my best and be myself. Growing up, there was always peer pressure to conform and follow along with all the hot new trends. Anywhere from the newest electronics to the trendiest, expensive clothes, I wanted it all. This was all a part of growing up. However, there are exceptions....   [tags: Teen Plastic Surgery‎] 1045 words
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Cosmetic Surgery: Risky and Unnecessary Surgery - Is cosmetic or plastic surgery helpful, or damaging to an individual’s mind and body. The two main branches of plastic surgery are reconstructive and cosmetic (“Plastic Surgery Addicts”). This is the reason why the terms cosmetic and plastic are used interchangeably in the medical field. Some people may think that all surgery is the same, although cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries are not identical. The difference is that reconstructive surgery is used to fix parts of the body that are damaged (Lee)....   [tags: plastic surgery, self-esteem problems]
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American Teenagers and Plastic Surgery - American Teenagers and Plastic Surgery Plastic surgery is not a new field of medicine. Traditionally, plastic surgery dealt with fixing abnormalities of the body, but recently people are enjoying the luxury of plastic surgery simply because they are not happy with their appearance. People make appointments with plastic surgeons for procedures such as rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tucks, face lifts, and most commonly breast augmentation. These people look forward to desired results from such procedures without considering the risks....   [tags: Health Medicine Beauty]
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Plastic Surgery and Sir Harold Delf Gillies - How do you define perfection. Our answers might actually vary because no one is perfect, and different people have different opinions on perfection. It is normal for people to aim for perfection, whether in the things they do or even in how they look. In terms of looks, their effort to perfect themselves according to their opinions might be able to boost their confidence and also reputation. Plastic surgery is one of the solutions for people to ‘improve’ themselves either for health or cosmetic reasons....   [tags: perfection, asian girls]
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Why Teenagers Get Plastic Surgery and the Effects on Their Lives - Do you ever look in the mirror and think that your face would look better if it wasn’t for your nose being there. Or maybe your ears just stick out a little too far. Perhaps you’re self-conscious and your breast are too large. Maybe it’s a bad day and you have severe acne that has left massive scares or zits on your face. Overall your just self-conscious about physical characteristics, you may be along with thousands of teens considering plastic surgery each year. I want to discuss why teenagers get plastic surgery and the effects that it has on their lives....   [tags: unrealistic modern beauty standards] 625 words
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Plastic Surgery Role in America - Introduction Рlаѕtiс ѕurgery iѕ а mediсаl ѕрeсiаlty соnсerned with the соrreсtiоn оr reѕtоrаtiоn оf fоrm аnd funсtiоn. While fаmоuѕ fоr аeѕthetiс ѕurgery, рlаѕtiс ѕurgery аlѕо inсludeѕ mаny tyрeѕ оf reсоnѕtruсtive ѕurgery, hаnd ѕurgery, miсrоѕurgery, аnd the treаtment оf burnѕ. The wоrd "рlаѕtiс" deriveѕ frоm the Greek рlаѕtikоѕ meаning tо mоuld оr tо ѕhарe; itѕ uѕe here iѕ nоt соnneсted with the ѕynthetiс роlymer mаteriаl knоwn аѕ рlаѕtiс. Рlаѕtiс ѕurgery ѕeekѕ tо imрrоve рhyѕiсаl funсtiоn оr minimize diѕfigurement reѕulting frоm ассidentѕ, diѕeаѕe, оr birth defeсtѕ....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Julie Chen and Plastic Surgery to Catch Her Dreams - ... After that, she looked like a big-eyes-female with a Roman nose. Some people judged her behavior and query whether she deserves media attention or not. As a result, it is right for her to do this, and this activity should not be supported. According to a blog article, Julie Chen chose plastic surgery because she followed the advice from her boss. The reason is that she did not look like real American. So she chose to do the plastic surgery. One reason for choosing the plastic surgery is it could lead Julie Chen to be successful and respected by her peers....   [tags: money, technology, appearance, culture]
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The Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery - Society has indoctrinated men and women to believe that in order to be considered “beautiful” you must look like the images on television, billboards, and magazines. C. Credibility: Since one of my friends has undergone cosmetic surgery, and I have heard numerous of stories about cosmetic surgery I feel prepared to speak about the issue. D. Propositional Statement: Cosmetic Surgery remains a problem in society because it carries a degree of risk such as psychological illness and severe side effects....   [tags: body image, beauty, plastic surgery]
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Plastic Surgery - “Becoming the new feminine ideal requires just the right combination of insecurity, exercise, bulimia and surgery” (G. B. Trudeau). This quote could not be more unfortunate but more accurate about today’s society. Women, and even men, today, feel the need and desire to undergo extremely delicate and dangerous procedures, just to “fit in” to this society. It is disgusting that we have established what a perfect woman should be, and women everywhere are undergoing major surgery to achieve this look....   [tags: Techniques, Procedure, Women]
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Media and Plastic Surgery - Media and Plastic Surgery Images produced by the media will make people do almost anything to fit American standards of the perfect body. Plastic surgery offers a quick fix to help achieve this goal but no matter how much surgery nothing is perfect. Images produced by media, quick fixes and the outcome of the fixes are problems that women of all ages deal with. From the time of birth, images of physical perfection bombard young minds. When children are young their minds are fragile and mold to what they are taught....   [tags: Females Self Image Cause Effect Essays Papers] 879 words
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The Facts About Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery - We see those girls walking, we see those celebrity that looks very perfect in every way we want them to be, we see those big breast in the bathing suit and we see those perfect shapes and appearance. Plastic and cosmetic surgery have become a “consumer good” and people are buying them mostly non-stop. The people that plan to get plastic and cosmetic surgeries are the one that should really think about it and also people that can’t even afford it. It’s because they don’t know what the outcomes are....   [tags: celebrity, surgeries, self-esteem]
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Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery Most of us don't like some aspect of our appearance, whether it's sagging eyes or excess weight in particular areas, to name a few complaints. Lately a record numbers of Americans are doing something about it by having plastic surgery. Since 1995, the number of cosmetic procedures, which range from liposuction to facelifts, has almost tripled (English 23). Is that a healthy choice-or a dangerous trend. Aging has become the field of the future for plastic surgeons whose patients have reasons not always valid in the search for youth and beauty....   [tags: Papers] 1020 words
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Plastic Surgery Helps Self-Esteem - “ To men a man but a mind. Who cares what face he carries or what he wears. But woman’s body is still the woman. “(Bierce,1958). People nowadays want to be more beautiful and perfect. They will do anything to fulfill their needs. Cosmetic surgery is modern variation of a practice as old as humankind. Every culture has some customs that prescribe deliberately changing a body’s natural appearance (Brain, 1979). The methods, however, are diverse and particular to a culture at a specific period of time....   [tags: Cosmetic Procedures] 953 words
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Teenage Plastic Surgery - Teenage Plastic Sugery In 2003, teenagers 18 years old and younger represented 4 percent of those receiving cosmetic plastic surgery in 2003. Although the percentage may seem small, it represents over 330,000 school-aged youths who had some kind of cosmetic surgery or procedure, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The standards for a perfect body have been getting narrower, and teens and college students are reacting to the pressure. According to the ASPS, plastic surgeons preformed over 8.7 million total cosmetic surgery procedures in 2003, a 33 percent increase from last year....   [tags: Self Image Health Medicine Media Papers] 2394 words
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The Picture of Beauty has Brainwashed Everyone - ... First, some surgeries are done to remove a minor scar which disfigures the way the skin was made. Removing this kind of scar is not forbidden to be done in Islam since it is a form of treatment. The Prophet (P.B.U.H.) said: "O slaves of Allah treat your selves," [Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi]. Second, if the surgery is performed in order to gain beauty to attract someone's attention or any other reasons the teens are daydreaming about, and not to remove a defect, then it is forbidden and who does it will be punished in hell because it is considered as changing the creation of Allah....   [tags: plastic surgery, cosmetic, operation] 1237 words
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Why Do People Resort to Abdominoplasty? - Why do people resort to abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that helps people to get rid of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area. Notably, it improves that contours of this particular body part. Sometimes the amount of adipose tissue decreased dramatically in the area where the surgery is performed. There are cases of obese patients excess adipose tissue removal (removal of skin and fat apron of up to 60 pounds weight), but such operations are extremely rare. The main problem the surgeon faces during this cosmetic surgery is flat abdomen formation and waistline improvement....   [tags: plastic surgery, abdominal, laser] 560 words
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Sculpting Beauty on America’s Teens - We all have someone we look up to as a child, for me it was the apparently most popular girl in our school. I was in elementary and she was a senior in high school. My friends and I practically worshipped her; she was perfect according to us. She was an all-state athlete in every sport, dated the quarterback, always dressed to kill, and was seemingly blessed with being flawless. Of course, back when you’re eight, you don’t really know about the secret of cosmetic surgery, and how it can make people’s imperfections become perfections....   [tags: plastic surgery, low self esteem] 595 words
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Dying to Be Beautiful - Dying to be “Beautiful” In today's world, people seem to continue to strive to meet what media calls the “perfect” body. For many people, women especially, this is becoming a very unnatural way for them to think. The perfect body is only helping the self-confidence of the one who gets the surgery. Today, the image the media is portraying, as the “perfect body image”, is fake and dangerous. One should be confident in the way they look and shouldn’t follow what the media makes people look like. There are of course, people who disagree and are completely for plastic surgery and think it is great....   [tags: plastic surgery, perfect body image] 1252 words
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Why Do Some People Modify Their Bodies and What Light Does Sociology Cast on These Practices? - Body modification has been prevalent in society for centuries. It is defined as "the deliberate altering of the human body for any non-medical reason, such as aesthetics, sexual enhancements, a rite of passage, and religious reasons, to display a group affiliation, to create body art, shock value, or self expression." (Wikepidia.org). Put in its simplest term body modification is defined as “deliberately alter one’s physical appearance” (St. Leone, 2012, para.2). Throughout history, people have modified their bodies to follow certain traditions or as a way of identifying with their culture....   [tags: Plastic Surgery, Tattoos]
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Getting Those Sensuous Lips - Getting Those Sensuous Lips Plastic surgery has become a leading business in America and is venturing in to all parts of the body. First there was the liposuction of the thighs and butt then the face-lifts, the beast implants and now the injections of the lips. The volume of the lips can be thick and prominent, as in certain races, or else thin and retracted as in other races. A full, fresh prominent mouth, which invites a kiss, is the latest object of cosmetic surgery. There have been many types of materials that have been injected and several techniques that have been used....   [tags: Plastic Surgery Beauty Essays]
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Blade On Today’s Teenagers - Teenagers all around the world have become familiar with the plastic surgery trend. From the age of ten to late teen years they have considered plastic surgery, whatever the case may have been. Parents, as well as doctors have been involved in the process leading up to surgery. Still, no one sees the bigger picture. Plastic surgery on teenagers is a self- choice that should not be a subject to doubt by anyone because it’s a personal decision; the Human Rights Declaration states that all humans are born equivalent in dignity, and that one has the right to make decisions concerning one’s health....   [tags: plastic surgery trend, sociey, body image]
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