Cosmetic Surgery : Sacrificing The True You For A New You

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Cosmetic Surgery: Sacrificing the True you for a New You Cosmetic surgery has changed the lives of millions. Each year thousands of people make the decision to go under the knife with the hopes of improving their appearance. There are many reasons why people choose to have surgery; for some the reasons are internal, and for others the reasons are external. People who make the choice based on internal reasons are generally people who suffer silently with depression, and other mental illness. These individuals are often unhappy with their physical appearances who feel that if they change their appearance that they will have an opportunity to have a better life. Those who are influenced by external motivation are generally people who have had what they feel is a nice appearance for their entire lives, and as they progress in age they fear the fact that age is going to catch up with them, and cause them to lose the validity of their beauty, and thus cause them to miss out on the lifestyle accommodations that they have been afforded simply based upon their appearance. These people are willing to go to any length to hold on to their good looks, and in many cases they are able to do so with the help of cosmetic surgery. In the 16th century nose reconstructions were being performed by Gaspare Tagliacozzi, who is known as the “father of plastic surgery”. His patients were men who had their noses slashed off during battle. (Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP) The term plastic surgery

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