Taking a Look at Plastic Surgery

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Plastic surgery is something the Western society is very familiar with. Billions of dollars are spent every year on these types of procedures The oldest type of plastic surgery is reconstructive, it developed out of need to treat wounded soldiers during wartimes and help them recover after. This type of plastic surgery is used to rebuild severely fractured bones, skin grafting, and implanting prosthetics. Plastic surgery was then introduced to treat birth defects like clef lip, and remove skin blemishes. This was the start of cosmetic plastic surgery, from the almost necessary correction of cleft lip for children to nose jobs, face lifts, and changing size of breasts on adults. Cosmetic surgery may be the most well-known form of plastic…show more content…
An elder man balding may receive hair transplants to his scalp to look younger and be more competitive in the business. Separating oneself at the workplace with plastic surgery can almost seem necessary, “A women prison officer had cosmetic dentistry because she said she couldn’t look like someone’s granny if she was to keep her status with the prisoners” (Jackson 3). A true need for this type of plastic surgery is repairing clef lips for children so they can properly eat and speak throughout their lives without being or appearing different from other children. After surgery patients should consider follow-up psychotherapy or counseling after plastic or reconstructive surgery because of the drastic change of their bodies can affect their social relationships. Typically children with birth defects have been the most affected in social and schooling relationships, as well as older patients with other deformities or disfigurement (Fey 3). There has been proof of psychological benefits from plastic surgery, Dr. Eric Finzi, “proposed that having botox can actually combat depression…if we can’t physically frown, we don’t feel sad” (Jackson 2). Dr. Patrick Bowler proves this in his study, “women who had botox were indeed ‘measurably less negative than their non- botoxed counterparts’” (Jackson 2). Paying money to fix a flaw on your body will not always fix all the patients problems, patients who have extreme expectations of their future appearance and
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