Literally, most people assume that plastic surgery is the process of using synthetic material on one’s body part. This is because they relate the term plastic with the actual process of surgery (Donnelly 25). Ideally this assumption is not true because the term emanated from a Greek word called plastikos which means to shape or mould. Basically, plastic surgery is a specialty in the medical field that is normally performed in order to correct or restore a body part. Medically, people go through plastic surgery after suffering from injuries, burns, burns or deformation. Initially, plastic surgery was performed by people from wealthy families although nowadays the process involves individuals from diverse class. As such, many people go through the process because of other reasons which may not be in the medical context. Thus, some people go through the process because of beauty purposes like for example when they want to enhance their facial looks. Probably one is not satisfied with his or her complexion so plastic surgery may be a solution for the problem. Other people also perform plastic surgery in order to delay the effects of growing older. Most people prefer when they look young and may not like having wrinkles on their face. Such people therefore may go through plastic surgery in order to maintain their young looks. Notably many people today are overusing the process of plastic surgery. The objective of this paper is therefore to discuss how plastic surgery is overused. In order to achieve this objective, the paper will also discuss the reasons why people have plastic surgery (Donnelly 22).
Reasons Why People Have Plastic Surgery
Today, people are increasingly going for plastic surgery because they want to feel better by enhancing their body looks. Before, plastic surgery was performed mainly when one was having medical complications like bites, deformation and injuries. Practically, plastic surgery is applicable to patients whose body parts need to be reshaped or corrected. Such patients might have gone through bad accidents hence injuring part of their body (Donnelly 35). For instance, when one’s face is damaged beyond recognition, plastic surgery may be done in order to enhance the looks. Naturally, people get traumatized when it comes to sensitive issues like having a damaged face or any other body part. This is often accompanied by self denial as a person is dissatisfied with how he/she looks like. It is for this reason why they may not hesitate to change their looks through plastic surgery. Plastic surgery can also be done to women who have lost their breasts through cancer. In such cases the infected breast is removed leaving only the one on the other side. Patients with such complications can have plastic surgery in order to improve their looks. Apart from medical reasons, people are rampantly using plastic surgery for beauty purposes. Women are especially fond of this process because they always want to look good. Celebrities like actors, singers and dancers are also known for having plastic surgery in order to maintain or improve their beauty (Brooks 53)
Beauty surgeries are normally done by people who are not contented with how they were born. Probably an individual may be dissatisfied with the skin color, body shape or even body size. Plastic surgery therefore can offer satisfaction and also boost one’s confidence. Some people however go through the process in order to look like someone else. People of this kind tend to admire certain people because they feel they are more handsome or beautiful. For example one may have plastic surgery in order to look like a particular celebrity or important person who is regarded as good looking.
Preferably, people should always seek medical consultations before they have any kind of plastic surgery (Brooks 49).
How Plastic Surgery is overused
Although there are some circumstances where plastic surgery is important, there are cases in which people overuse this process. Foremost, there are some people who use surgery for criminal purposes. This means that criminals use plastic surgeries in order to conduct their illegal activities. As the world is drastically changing, criminals are also coming up with new strategies that they can use to escape from the authority. Some criminals normally have plastic surgery more so when they are running away from the police. Through plastic surgery, it is possible for criminals to hide themselves since they won’t be having their usual appearance. Other criminals overuse this process by going through more than one plastic surgery. Thus they may change their appearance even for a second time so long their identity is not noticed. Having plastic surgery for beauty purpose can be an overuse especially when one repeats the process without satisfaction (Brooks 49). Actually, an individual may have several plastic surgeries in case they are still not contented with their appearance. In this scenario, plastic surgery can become an overuse when it causes complications in the body due to a number of surgeries. Still in terms of beauty, plastic surgery can be overused by people who change their complexion to extreme levels. An example is whereby plastic surgery is performed in a manner that it brings out a weird complexion to a person. The results of the process can be caused by dissatisfaction of previous plastic surgeries. Undergoing continuous surgeries may be regarded as an overuse more so when one already has wounds. Going for more plastic surgeries can cause drastic effects to an individual (Brooks 51).
Plastic surgery can be overused when it is performed just for fun. Sadly, there are some individuals who never think critically before they make any decisions. Having plastic surgery is not a decision that one makes in a day. It requires reasoning and should only be done when there is a real need. Plastic surgery must not be done out of fun because there are individuals who are always eager to try out such practices without caring the repercussions. Decisions like these ones are usually influenced by people who mislead their friends. Teenagers are fond of influencing one another in order to be categorized in a certain level. Blindly, many teenagers overuse plastic surgery to change their body parts only regret later when they get complications. Ignorance is also a contributing factor to overuse of plastic surgery. Owing to this reason, there are people who normally overlook the issue of plastic surgery. In an ignorant manner, a person may go for several surgeries although at the back of their minds they know they are not doing the right thing (Brooks 52).
Plastic surgery should mainly be done for the purpose of medical attention. Before going through a plastic surgery one must seek medical consultation in order to prevent negative effects on the body. Genuinely, some people go for plastic surgery more so when they have deformities or injuries in their body parts. Other people however take plastic surgery for beauty purposes. Bearing this in mind, some individuals overuse plastic surgery without considering the repercussion. People need to think critically before they make decisions like having a plastic surgery. People should also avoid having several surgeries since they may lead to drastic
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Summary of sources used According to the source, Donnelly Nick. Plastic Surgery. How people over use plastic surgery.vol 184, Issue 4.pp:21-38.2001.8. 2010.
Plastic surgery was initially performed for the sole purpose of medication although this has changed. Today, people are having plastic surgery because of several reasons which include beauty. People mainly have plastic surgery due to medical reasons like when a person is suffering from bites, deformation or injuries. Nowadays, plastic surgery is overused by criminals who keep on changing their identity from the authority. To them, plastic surgery is a way of hiding from police since they can always have several surgeries.
According to the source, Brooks Abigail. Under the Knife and Proud of It. An Analysis of the Normalization of Cosmetic Surgery.vol 132, issue 9.pp:48-55.
Plastic surgery can be performed on a person in order to correct, restore or mould a body part. For some people, plastic surgery is a way of enhancing their looks and become more beautiful. Plastic surgery should mainly be done for the purpose of medical attention. Before going through a plastic surgery one must seek medical consultation in order to prevent negative effects on the body. Plastic surgery can be overused by teenagers who do it just for fun and especially under peer influence. Un-satisfaction of previous surgery can also lead to overuse of plastic surgery. In this case a person may go through several surgeries in order to be contented with the end results.