WHAT PART OF YOUR BODY DO YOU LIKE MOST
WHY?/ WHY NOT?.
OK, I find that everyone like their part of their body.
WHAT PART OF YOUR BODY DON’T YOU LIKE MOST?
WHY?/ WHY NOT?
WHAT PART OF YOUR FACE DO YOU LIKE MOST? WHY?/ WHY NOT?
WHAT PART OF YOUR FACE DO YOU LIKE MOST? WHY? WHY NOT?
IF YOU HAD A CHANCE TO MAKE CHANGES ABOUT YOUR FACE WHAT WOULD IT BE? WHY? WHY NOT?
WHY DO YOU THINK ALL WOMEN ARE HAVING THEIR LIPS, BROWS AND EYELASHES DONE?
DO YOU ANY PROS AND CONS OF COSMETIC SURGERY?
WHEN DO YOU FEEL CONFIDENT?
HOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND SELF-ESTEEM?
'Against Cosmetic Surgery'
A study by Psychology Today magazine shows that many people are not satisfied with their looks: 60,000,000 do not like their noses; 30,000,000 do not like their chins; 6,000,000 do not like their ears and 6,000,000 do not like their eyes. Unfortunately, science has achieved so far to try to meet our society's unhealthy level of ‘perfect body'. Cosmetic surgery: the hype of the moment. But is it the magic potion? Certainly not.
To begin with, there is no point in cutting into a healthy body. How small the operation might be, for example cosmetic nose surgery, there is always a chance something goes wrong. The numbers are very alarming: in 20% of all cases, the patient has to recover from the damage he experienced. Although serious risks such as blindness and heavy lung problems are rather rare, less serious risks may not be concealed: chronic pain, allergic reaction, delayed or prolonged healing, ... In any case, cosmetic surgery is far from pain free.
And what is more: a number of surgeries have already failed. ‘The magic potion' caused a many people to die because of operations that were far from needed. To take one example: the 36-year old housewife Lorraine Batt, mother of three young children, came to an untimely death as the result of surgery that would make her belly more pretty to look at. Such tragic events are a strong warning that our society has to move into a less appearance-focused one.
In addition, the long-term consequences are often not taken into account. In fact, it is useless to go through a facelift. That is to say: the only thing such a cosmetic surgery does, is to make you younger for a few years. Life goes on and afterwards, the wrinkles come back. It is as unnatural to try to possess eternal youth, as it is to oppose the ageing process. Silicones implants have to be replaced within fifteen years. That seems to be a long time, but the fact that this implies a new surgery, is often forgotten.
Moreover, is it morally right to change the body you are given and transform it into ‘something' you are not? Every single person is unique and that is what makes life so special. Of course some do more resemble (twins and look-alikes), but nobody feels quite the same as you do. The outside appearance is the representation of the inner-self. Therefore, drastically redesigning your looks causes strange effects, take for instance Michael Jackson. If your personality is lacking, your appearance will also lack. This goes hand in hand, cosmetic surgery does not make you a different person.
A common ground to go through this procedure is to make oneself more confident, comfortable and stronger than others. Some youngster see plastic surgery as a quick fix for their physical, and their emotional problems. On the contrary, cosmetic surgery cannot produce miracles, and if teenagers keep thinking in that way, our society is facing an unhealthy future. Cosmetic surgery should not be the option, and it can definitely not be taken lightly. It will change the patient's life, and in ways they may not have expected, which is shown in the paragraphs above.
As wonderful as this piece of modern medical technology may sound, it turns out that cosmetic surgery is not at all that advantageous. That is why the ideal body image has to be thrown away, and has to be replaced by the idea that everyone is special human being, with his/her shortcomings.