The benefits and horrors English 3 Honors 3rd period Veronica Rodriguez In today’s society hearing about someone having plastic surgery doneis almost normal. Most people feel that by having plastic surgery they canachieve the unrealistic goal of getting the perfect body. Women aredefinitely not alone in this battle, the amount of plastic surgeryperformed on men rose 13% from 2000 to 2002.
Not shocking is the fact thatnot only has the amount of plastic surgeries performed risen but theaverage age has dropped drastically. As time goes on more and more peopleare going under the knife looking for answers to their inner issues with anouter change without realizing all the risks involved with surgery. Hopefully, people will realize that plastic surgery is not the answer, thatthere are other ways to improve your looks. Plastic surgery is unquestionably costly.
Face lifts range in pricesfrom $7,000 to $13,000, while breast augmentation on an average costsaround $6,000. Financing your surgery could put you in some serious debt. Would making your face look a slight bit younger really be worth ruiningyour credit because you couldn’t make payments on your credit card? Forexample lets say you opted for breast augmentation and it cost you $6,000and charged it onto a credit card with a 2. 9% interest rate, after twoyears your balance on your card would be $9,984! With $6,000 you could bespending the money on a down payment for a car, a house, or even aluxurious vacation.
Instead, the money would be going towards somethingthat would only make you happy with yourself for a while. Keep in mind that3 out of every 7 patients said they have had more than one surgery aftertheir first one. This means you’re likely to be back under the knife,financing another surgery. Before a surgeon operates on a patient, they have to make sure theirpatient has the “right motives”. Some people go in thinking that when theycome out of surgery they are going to be a completely different person. This just is not something that happens.
No matter how you change yourlooks, you’re still going to be the same person on the inside. If youweren’t a people person before surgery, chances are your still going to bethe same after. Surgery is not the answer to your problems if your havingself-esteem tribulations. Even after surgery these feelings are still goingto be there. The only difference now is you look different, and you havewasted thousands of dollars on something that’s not even permanent. Having surgery done in general still has it risks today.
Plasticsurgery has many risks involved. The first of many risks, but usually themost obvious is scarring. Not everyone reacts the same way, and some peoplehave been left with disfiguring scars on different parts of their bodies. Imagine if you under went a facelift and something goes terribly wrong, andyour left with a huge scar all around your jaw line? That would be therefor the rest of your life. Liposuction also has its own set ofcomplications.
With this procedure you could suffer from abnormal bodycontour, infections, slow healing, swelling, nerve damage, anddiscoloration of the skin. There is also the possibility of death (1in10,000). With breast augmentation you could suffer from deflation (7% ofwomen suffer this), asymmetry problems and excessive bleeding. Plastic surgery is something society is turning into “not a bigdeal”, when in reality every surgery is “a big deal”. There are other waysto improve your self-concept. Plastic surgery is also very costly and insome cases has been addictive.
Besides the surgical risks there is also thefactor that in some instances there have been people posing as doctors andthey have severely disfigured their patients! Would you be willing to takethat risk not knowing what you’re going to look like when you wake up?Personally, its not worth all the pain and problems you could suffer from. In the end plastic surgery is not something you should even considerbecause change comes from within not from the outside. This has been another beautifully written essay produced By the one and only Veronica Rodriguez C/0 of 2005 .