Yes and no. Is it something to do lightly like a haircut? Absolutely not.
Declawing a cat is basically clipping off the tips of their fingers/toes so the nail can't grow back. If you do it, do when they are very young and use the laser. The surgical version when they are older can mentally send them off the rocker.
Some cats who get declawed, bite more often because they have no claws to defend themselves.
Some cats who are declawed, develop overly sensitive feet and will not pee on litter that is rough to the paws. This is why some newly declawed cats pee outside their boxes. Their feet hurt.
Some declawed cats seem to do a personality shift after declawing (usually later in life declaws).
If declawed, your cat can NEVER go outside again. They have lost most of their defenses.
Other declawed cats do fine and have no issues.
Sometimes declawing is the only alternative for a destructive cat that doesn't respond well to retraining. If your cat is killing a new sofa a month, it might be the only alternative since adult cats are much likely to be rehomed than kittens.
However if you must declaw, laser only, lots of pain killers, the younger the better.
It's a last chance solution for your cat and it may cause more problems than it solves.