The Huffington Post recently posted an article entitled “4 Good Reasons To Never Get Plastic Surgery”. Here is a reprinting of the four cited reasons, as reported by The Huffington Post, followed by our own rebuttal.
“According to the American Academy of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Americans spent over $7 billion last year in surgical procedures alone. Another $5 billion was spent on non-surgical procedures, like injectables, and skin rejuvenation services.”
While it is true that drastic plastic and cosmetic surgery can, at times, be expensive, this is almost invariably not the case with simple procedures and treatments. The aforesaid injectables are more affordable than ever before, which may explain the recent surge in treatments.
It can be addictive.
“Patients can feel very driven to get cosmetic procedures; that it is their only hope," Psychiatrist Katharine Phillips at Rhode Island's Butler Hospital told People Magazine “According to Phillips, while body dysmorphic disorder affects under 5 percent of Americans, it affects up to 15 percent of cosmetic surgery patients.”
Addiction is a serious issue. One must take in consideration the inclination for addiction to surgery as seriously as an addiction to gambling. That said, only a low percentage, 15 percent of the population, suffers from severe addictions issues. Furthermore, a consultation with a surgery specialist will address any needs on behalf of a patient.
It's risky business.
“According to the Mayo Clinic, there are multiple risks, as with any surgery. Scars, nerve damage, infections, and blood clots are all possible complications.”
Any accredited plastic surgery agency does it upmost to secure the best possible outcome and recovery for the patient.
You might be unhappy with the results.
“A study by the Aesthetic Surgery Institute found that just under a third of patients were unhappy with some aspect of their facelift.”
As technology in the field improves, plastic surgery is steadily becoming safer and increasingly cost-efficient. As more celebrities and models reveal their plastic surgeries and treatments, the stigma that once tabooed plastic surgery will slowly give way to support and acceptance. Plastic surgery is not for everyone, and nobody should feel they have to receive treatments. However, plastic surgery should also remain available for everybody without a person feeling embarrassed or ashamed about receiving consultation and treatment. The choice is up to you.
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