Ethics Of Cosmetic Surgery

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Frist of all, my topic for this essay is “Cosmetic Surgery”. It is a hot issue all over the world. In the past few years the abuse of ethical principles in Cosmetic Surgery has become increasingly noticeable. A lot of people maintain or change their appearance, body with plastic surgeries. According to statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), “14.6 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2012, up 5 percent since 2011. In addition, 5.6 million reconstructive plastic surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent ” (ASPS). Moreover, the survey showed that there are two main reasons which push people…show more content…
And others go for plastic surgeries because they have always wanted to change something they don 't like about their looks. In addition, people often debate whether Cosmetic Surgery is ethical or not. Cosmetic Surgery is unethical for the most of time. Because, cosmetic surgery has known and unknown risks, is highly addictive. Even though cosmetic surgery sometimes can bring people confidence and beauty. It bring more harm than benefits. So the government should pay attention to regulating this new industry to protect people. Further more, education on cosmetic surgery also is needed to let people know the danger of cosmetic surgery and then treat cosmetic surgery correctly. Cosmetic surgery is unethical, because of many risks. These risks can be divided into two different parts, known risks and unknown risks. First of all, cosmetic surgery is high-risk. According to Anna Schaefer, the ten most common plastic surgery complications are mentioned in her report. They are hematoma, nerve damage, infection, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, scarring, general appearance…show more content…
Because cosmetic surgery can give people a sense of accomplishment by changing their body and face. Once people get this kind of accomplishment by taking cosmetic surgery, it is highly addictive and might cause plastic surgery addicts. According doctor Howard C. Samuels, “Plastic surgery addicts go to extreme lengths to have the 'perfect ' chin, lips, or breasts, but they don 't realize that there is no such thing as a perfect face or body” (Samuels). In addition, addicts will take second, third cosmetic surgeries in their quest for perfect appearance. However, they will never satisfied their appearance and surgeries will cause physical and mental injury. Cosmetic surgery is unethical because it is easy to cause cosmetic surgery addiction which is a kind of psychological disorder. Whether taking cosmetic surgery or not, people should be objective to their and others’ appearance. Professor Ingela Lundin Kvalem claims that “And after the surgeries, their symptoms of depression, anxiety, eating disorders and excessive alcohol consumption have increased”, because people who consider themselves are in a bad situation and want to change their positions by cosmetic surgeries (Ladegaard). However, problems are not solved after surgeries and their lives fail to improve. So, maybe because of disappointment, their mental health problems become worse. Further more, before surgery people should think twice. Once find themselves are
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