Cosmetic Surgery : Surgery And Surgery

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Sydnee Mangette Cosmetic Surgery Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but this statement is often ignored today. Beauty is very much valued in our society today, and to become more beautiful, people look to cosmetic surgery. There are two categories of cosmetic surgery: invasive and minimally invasive surgeries. Minimally invasive surgeries, like laser hair removal, are often called surface treatments. These procedures require little time and no cuts or actual surgery procedures are performed on the patient. (Lusted 25-6). Cosmetic surgery that requires incisions and anesthesia make up the second category. This category contains body contouring surgeries, like liposuction and abdominoplasty; and traditional surgery procedures, like…show more content…
The patients might also be unpleased with their new appearance due to facial scarring, new deformations from incisions, and asymmetry. (American Society of Plastic Surgeons.) The list of risks from traditional surgeries are already really long, so for one to go under the knife purely for aesthetic reasons is crazy, especially if there are more risks and complications related to that surgery. Imagine the risks that a larger procedure, like abdominoplasty, would have. There is also a usual small risk that a patient would not be satisfied with their results and look to another procedure to fix their imperfections. Repeat patients account for around forty percent of cosmetic surgeries (Donohoe). Patients who receive additional surgeries due to dissatisfaction will have to endure the same risks and complications. People will argue that some or most cosmetic procedures are actually necessary. Cosmetic procedures that are done to help the patient’s body function better are considered necessary. Examples of necessary cosmetic procedures are birth defects, accident disfigurements, or reconstruction as a result of a disease or unavoidable surgery. One example of this is a mastectomy from breast cancer followed by breast reconstruction. (Sexton and

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