Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cosmetic Surgery: Sometimes a need or just an expensive want?

We often see news stories about people---famous or not---undergoing plastic or cosmetic surgery for any number of reasons to improve their appearance. Any number of reasons can be cited for doing so, and the debate on this topic stretches very long: on the one hand, opponents often say that people are just being vain and lack self-confidence in their appearance while proponents argue that such surgeries are often needed for medical and even psychological reasons.

What do you think about this topic? Have you ever---even remotely in you mind---considered having some form of cosmetic surgery? Do you think there can be valid reasons for having it?

Share your ideas on the topic.

Randall

8 comments:

kann-u said...

Hello everyone ant Randall
I think a cosmetic surgery is unnecessary to improve our appearance.We can exercise and study to make our looks better.The harder we exercise,the healthier we come to look.Fathermore,the more we study,the smarter we get to look.
Ofcourse,cosmetic surgery is convenient:we can get better appearance easily.But I am afraid that if a person who had cosmetic surgery get older,he/she would have somewhat pain on the surgical spot.
And it is expensive,isn't it?
kann-u from Japan

Bruno da Matta said...

Hello everyone,

I think there are other ways of improving your self-image or building up self-steem through trying to be a better and more sociable person. People will ultimately end up liking you not because of your appearance but because you're a good human being. Besides, I believe this kind of surgery is quite dangerous. I'd rather be an "ugly" person than dead. lol

Best,
Bruno (BRA)

Engineer said...

Hello everyone,
In my opinion, plastic surgery have many negative effects. First of all, it indicates the lack of self-confidence at the absence of physical defects. What makes one enforced to changing his appearance? Does he or she find their shapes shameful? Moreover, it wastes money. That is, the people who have made plastic surgery would rather did some physical fitness exercise which might be much more cheaper. In addition, it brings health problems. This is because such surgeries could harm the surgery spot; hence, it might make the shapes worse than before ever.

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone. Plastic or cosmetic surgeries have a lot of good aplications, not only to enhance parts of our body in a cosmetic way. Most people think in cosmetic surgery as a bad thing, used by rich or famous people, and don´t know there many other uses that can help in many situations of life.
Breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, liposuction are the most common in the medias today, but those surgeries are less common than the reconstructions of a burned hand, for example.
In my opinion, if you have the money, just do it, go under the knife; take note of the secondary and long term problems of course.
George from Uruguay.

Gustavo said...

Hello everyone,

I think that a cosmetic surgery is only needed if they are related to medical reasons.
We must accept how we are and try to not change our physical appearence.
Personally, I'm considering to have a plastic surgery on my legs in order to have a better aspect because my veins are too thick as a consecuence of having a poor blood circulation.

Best,

Gustavo from Uruguay

Kristy Martin said...

Both of them, but for me it was a need. I lost lots of extra pounds and I remained with saggy, unaesthetic skin, so I underwent a tummy tuck procedure by Dr. Jerome Edelstein and now I love my life, results... I'm feeling amazing in my body!

Aname said...

I think that every person is free to decide what to do with their body as long as not damage it being obsessed with cosmetic surgery. Is a very good option when we suffer an accident and we have to reconstruct damaged parts in order to take self-confidence, that's the beauty of surgeries.

Aname said...

I think that every person is free to decide what to do with their body as long as not damage it being obsessed with cosmetic surgery. Is a very good option when we suffer an accident and we have to reconstruct damaged parts in order to take self-confidence, that's the beauty of surgeries.

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