Plastic Surgery: The Future Of Cosmetic Surgery

argumentative Essay
1345 words
1345 words

An incision was made: this was the cut that could forever change a life; with this laceration, cosmetic surgery was born. A British Sailor, Walter Yeo, suffered severe facial deformations while serving in World War I. Skin grafts were harvested from undamaged areas of Yeo’s body, and were later used to treat Yeo’s loss of his upper and lower eyelids. In 1917, Yeo was treated by Sir Harold Gillies, the well-known father of plastic surgery (Murano). Yeo was the beginning of it all. Later, in 1962, Timmie Jean Lindsey became the first person in history to receive silicone breast implants. She paved the way for discoveries and new techniques with breast enhancement that now affect the lives of a lot of people (Kalfus). However, there are people who oppose the idea of cosmetic surgery. Lately, several “body positive” campaigns and makeup artists have risen to challenge the ever-growing cosmetic surgery demand. Even with the challenges, cosmetic procedures are still a widely used and practiced resource. So, while many people continue to use plastic surgery, with the turn of the century, the demand has grown despite challenges from the new body …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that a british sailor, walter yeo, suffered severe facial deformations while serving in world war i. skin grafts were harvested from undamaged areas of his body and were later used to treat his loss of upper and lower eyelids.
  • Explains that cosmetic surgery is a social taboo because of the unreasonably high standards of their idols. the majority of cosmetic procedures done on teens have been to clear acne scarring.
  • Explains that the number of cosmetic treatments has escalated due to the increased demand. innovations, new research, and technology have allowed surgeons to do the unimaginable.
  • Explains that cosmetic surgery has become a recreational procedure to ease insecurities. large companies like dove and aerie have joined the body positive revolution.
  • Explains that plus-sized models are now getting signed to major agencies and are being portrayed on covers of magazines. ashley graham, nadia aboulhosn, zach miko, and img models are among them.
  • Compares aerie's parody of a plus-size male model with brawn, and explains how the company supports body positivity campaigns and donated $25,000 to the national eating disorder association.
  • Argues that the body positive campaign is hindering the plastic surgery revolution from reaching its full potential because it has taught individuals to love their body regardless of imperfections.
  • Explains that professional makeup artists have risen to the challenge to find an alternative to plastic surgery. the heavy makeup fad has also interfered with the cosmetic surgery uprising.
  • Opines that plastic surgery will continue to be a huge part of society despite the new body positive campaigns and the miracle of makeup.

In conclusion, the benefits of cosmetic surgery differ between people and situations; any negative thoughts of others may have an effect on a person’s decision to have a procedure done, but it is for the patient to decide if changing their body is the right decision for them. Regardless of the influences on the younger generation, unrealistic ideologies of patients, and moral issues others may have, plastic surgery will continue to be a huge part of society. However, society should be focusing on how to encourage others to seek happiness in whatever they seem fit, rather than choose to destroy the aspirations of others who choose to build a perfect body for

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