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Cosmetic Surgery: Is It Necessary?

Updated on January 9, 2015

A Way To Hide One's Lack Of Self-Esteem, Not Mend It

The following article is not meant to offend anyone. Everyone wishes to be attractive and look younger and so it is understandable that so many individuals try their hardest to do so. This article is not meant to be a judgment, but rather an article on my opinion on the matter of cosmetic surgery.


Cosmetic surgery is a constant growing procedure used to make one look both attractive and young. Many people who decide to undergo the process of cosmetic enhancement through surgery do so because they are afraid to look their age or lose their physical appeal. This is understandable since as humans, we all want to look our best. However, at the same time, I must admit that I don’t believe in people having cosmetic surgery except for rare circumstances.

Why don’t I believe in individuals undergoing cosmetic surgery for the most part? I don’t believe it is a wise choice because for one thing, God made you to look how you do. Also, aging is the most natural thing there is and to me, it’s the best way to live life. Additionally, there are so many risks in going through with cosmetic surgery; so many things that can be eliminated if people were to just accept themselves as who they are.

We have all seen pictures of celebrities. We have seen the before and after images of how a celebrity looked prior to cosmetic enhancement through surgery and how they looked after. In my opinion, for the most part, most celebrities look better before the surgery than after!

I mentioned a few exceptions to my opinion about cosmetic surgery not being a good idea or necessary. In some cases, surgery is necessary because of health concerns such as deviated septums and the like. Also, some people have accidents and are disfigured to the point where they need surgery, this is understandable.

To return to why I don’t believe in cosmetic surgery, the whole concept seems quite ironic. Many individuals get the surgery done due to low self-esteem. My question is, how does changing the way you look help your self-esteem? In my opinion, dramatically changing your appearance only reminds yourself that the way you originally looked wasn’t good enough for yourself. So what do you do if you’re not happy with your original appearance or if you want to stay attractive as you age? Here’s my advice: you do physical exercise, you apply makeup if you wish, and you constantly remind yourself that you are beautiful. I’m not going to lie, some people are more physically attractive than others, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look wonderful and your best without dramatic alteration!

Additionally, if you do go through with cosmetic surgery or any of the permanent alterations there are out there for one’s physical appearance, please do it for yourself and not someone else. No matter how much you love your husband or boyfriend (or how much you love your wife or girlfriend), please don’t do something you don’t want to in order to look better for them. Loving someone is accepting them for who they are both inside and out. I am not saying that if your wife or husband asks for you to change your appearance they do not love you, but I feel that if you change your appearance it should be because you want to do it for yourself.

It is completely natural to want to be physically attractive. It is also understandable, to want to make yourself look more attractive if you are not comfortable with your appearance. However,cosmetic surgery is not always the answer.
It is completely natural to want to be physically attractive. It is also understandable, to want to make yourself look more attractive if you are not comfortable with your appearance. However,cosmetic surgery is not always the answer. | Source

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