Plastic Surgery And Cosmetic Surgery

2042 Words May 17th, 2016 9 Pages
Plastic Surgery

In today’s culture, plastic surgery has become very popular in this society. When people think of plastic surgery, they think of cosmetic surgery. Although both plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery deal with enhancing a person’s body, the training, research, and the goals for patients are different. Therefore, both specialties are entirely different from one another. According to the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to the reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is reconstructive in nature. The primary objective of plastic surgery:
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When I had my reconstructive surgery, I was only 12 years old because I was born with a bone growth disorder. My left side of my body was growing faster than my right side, which was making me grow unevenly. However, as a kid and heading my teenage years, I grew up having a low self-esteem and felt horrible about myself because I felt out of place or not belonging. I could not wear cute sandals that other girls were wearing, or do certain activities that other kids would do, such as; ice skating, roller blading, and skateboarding. Because I was tippy-toeing with my right foot, and I could not walk normally or put my foot down flat like ordinary people; if I did I would limp. I guess subconsciously as a kid; I would be tippy toeing so I can walk without limping or maybe it was just easier for me to do. My condition prohibiting me from doing many activities that I wanted to do as a kid; it was a harsh and depressing childhood for me. I remember crying to myself as a child, and sometimes to my mom asking her, “why wasn’t I born normal like other kids are like my sister?” my mother had no response for me, but to say, “God made you this way!” I did not like that response at all, and I would not argue with my mom about it either because I knew it made my mom sad to
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