Plastic Surgery: Benefits and Risks

Nowadays people, especially women, have become obsessed with external beauty and appearance and this leads to the fact that a lot of women resort to doctors and medical cures as their only savior and option.

There are many reasons behind this trend; for instance, in so many societies the rights and obligations are not equally divided between men and women as women are deprived from several facilities that men can easily obtain and it is best observed in education, politics, economy, media and so forth. As a result, many women view their lack of opportunity as as limiting.

According to, plastic surgery “is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or also restoration of form and function. While famous for aesthetic surgery, plastic surgery also includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns”.

In order to ascertain fame, people in this rat-race world are ready to jeopardize their own flesh and blood unaware of the dramatic consequences that might change their own identity for financial and social security.

For several women popular culture for instance, Miss World Contest, Fashion Shows, which are shown live on TV channels and the Internet, as well as pictures of naked celebrities, actors, and actresses in magazines and newspapers, being famous, wealthy, socially accepted and popular is what life is all about. Nevertheless, they forget that beauty is everywhere, in everyone, especially their body. An anonymous quote says that girls that are always easy on the eyes are never easy on the heart.

Supporters of the idea of plastic surgery claim that no one forces the patient to undergo a knife and it is totally a matter of choice and their own free will. Consequently, the treatment will bring prestige, stature, and the patient looks more attractive and glamorous. The psychological outcome is a sense of worth and confidence.

Yet another strong point that defenders of plastic surgery maintain is in the case of burns, incidents, or someone that might genetically inherit a disfigurement from his/her parents or a member of the family in his/her face. What would this person do if there was no plastic surgery? Conservative views argue that even in these cases plastic surgery is not religiously allowed. Supporters further uphold that plastic surgery is a lucrative business for some surgeons and helps the economic and medical development of some countries. Similarly, plastic surgery creates job opportunities.

Conversely, opponents of this business maintain that plastic surgery in all its forms such as breast implants, liposuction, nose jobs, skin grafting, and so on is not guaranteed to achieve the desired result 100%. Furthermore, the procedure is costly and takes away natural beauty and replaces it with artificial beauty. The operation seems incurable in case of failure. Conservative opponents argue that it is religiously impermissible. Additionally, there is always a probability of excessive bleeding, coma, or consistent pain for the rest of one’s lifetime. No procedure is 100% perfect and may leave the patient disappointed should they realize the end result is different than what they had imagined.

With all these things in mind, if people consider plastic surgery to be good or if they are in need of it, they have to consider the consequences. After all, people by nature love to be beautiful and agreeable, yet some tend to be judgmental.

However, there are always exceptions in everything. Absolute beauty never exists and no one is ever completely satisfied with their appearance. Inward beauty however is more important than external imperfections.

Finally, lack of inner beauty will cause suffering in the mind and the heart and cannot be compensated by any means. As Khalil Gibran says “beauty is not in the face, beauty is a light in the heart”.