Cosmetic Surgery: More Harm Than Good

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Cosmetic surgery is a process whereby certain techniques are applied for the reconstruction and restructuring of appearance. It is done to modify and beautify the person’s normal appearance. In 2006, the United States alone has carried out almost 11 million cosmetic surgeries. The numbers does not stop there; it has risen to more than 50 percent the following year as about 12 million cosmetic surgeries were conducted. Europe falls second in the cosmetic market. The business is worth $2.2 billion. Cosmetic surgery has become a norm in today’s society in countries such as the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Asia has begun to embrace the cosmetic surgery whereby China is leading in the market. The question here is, does cosmetic surgery cause more harm than good? Cosmetic surgery does more harm for three reasons.

First, cosmetic surgery can be physiologically damaging. When a person decides to make changes of her body, it’s often believed to be a sign of mental difficulty. This matter should be regarded as a mental disturbance and should not be treated with surgery. Cosmetic sur...

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