Do you believe that plastic surgery is a necessity or just plain stupid vanity?

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  1. moneyfairy profile image60
    moneyfairyposted 7 years ago

    Do you believe that plastic surgery is a necessity or just plain stupid vanity?

    I think that the only reason for plastic surgery is a car accident or a burn victim that has lost part of thier face etc..otherwise why get cut if you don't really need it? is it really a necessity to look all tight and taught all the time? It's just so fake. what are your thoughts?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    Life is a personal journey. Wanting to look good is always about one's ego and self-esteem. Some people were born with features they did not like and were possibly bullied or teased. Today there's a procedure they can afford which will enhance their appearance in (their mind). This is very common for people unhappy with their nose, chin, cheeks, lips, breast, teeth/smile. Making any of these changes would not considered a "necessity". Then again most of the stuff we want out of life beyond air, water, food, shelter, and clothing would not be considered "necessities". The goal of most Americans is abundance. Having more than what you (need). No one (needs) a mansion, yacht, private jet, or a car that goes 250 miles per hour. However if it's what you want and you can afford it, why not?
    Everyone is entitled to do whatever makes (them) feel good about themselves. Some people don't believe in coloring their hair when it turns grey. There are numerous things most of us do each day to enhance our appearance which could all be considered "fake" by someone I suppose.
    Some men don't care for women who wear (makeup, padded bras, wigs, fake eyelashes, or fake finger nails). There are also women who don't care for men who wear toupees, shoe lifts, toe rings, or pierced ears.
    I suppose when you think about it everyone leaves the house thinking they look good or appropriate for where they are going. Just about everyone wants to look the best that they can. Some people may draw the line at wearing different color contact lens, coloring their hair, or wearing certain fashions, while others go to the gym for 2-3 hours a day and follow a strict diet to maintain a flat stomach low body fat.  The great thing about living in a free society is the freedom to live life on our terms. Personally I have no desire to go under the knife but I understand why some people choose to.

    1. moneyfairy profile image60
      moneyfairyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you dashingScorpio. Very open non-judgemental opinion. I just think of it as major surgery and that it is more psychological than nessesary. But to each his /her own. Also way out of normal humans price range.

  3. crackerjack9 profile image78
    crackerjack9posted 7 years ago

    I think that if plastic surgery can make you feel better about yourself, there's nothing wrong with it. Face it, whether it should be or not, looking good is important to most people. So if a person will feel better about themselves with a smaller nose or wider eyes or less wrinkles, then I see nothing wrong with having cosmetic surgery to achieve that. I think some people go FAR overboard with it, but those are people with more insecurities than any plastic surgery can correct.

    1. moneyfairy profile image60
      moneyfairyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So true, it's definitely more psychological than anything else. Also not everyone has thousands of dollars to get liposuction or bigger or smaller boobs or double chin lifts etc... we all aren't Hollywood rich smile

  4. Cre8tor profile image95
    Cre8torposted 7 years ago

    I agree that I personally would only have plastic surgery if something like an accident happened but in saying that, even then it could be a matter of scruples as to well, if you don't think looks are important, why have it even then? To what degree of disfigurement is acceptable for surgery? I suppose it's really no different than someone who can afford it buying a BMW or Bugatti. Why not the Ford? To me, the saddest part of it all is that IT DOESN'T LOOK GOOD! Many plastic surgeries leave people looking so badly that I find it hard to believe that they feel better about themselves.

    1. moneyfairy profile image60
      moneyfairyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You are so right. Bottom line is low self esteem and huge egos always trying to one up the next person.. So sad that they are not happy just being themselves. As for accidents like burn victims etc... it's a health necessity but other than that,why?

    2. wychic profile image80
      wychicposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting thought on where to draw the line. I know two people who've had reconstruction. One had a sinus caved in, the other had part of his jaw and nose smashed so he couldn't chew or breath right. Not sure how much less damage would not warrant

  5. profile image0
    cjaroszposted 7 years ago

    I agree that plastic surgery should only be used for needed situations. Ma y people take it to the extremes. Changing every part of their body into something different. I think this runs along with " the perfect" image. Everyone is trying to look perfect in their own way. No longer do people think that beauty is all natural. They were tons of make up and do things like plastic surgery. Somehow in the end, there looks will matter most. This also comes along with money. Having enough to do what you want, and well you do.

    There are too many  that think there is only one way to look good. To change them selves to becoming that.

    I honestly, don't think its a matter of seeing themselves better. I think if you don't likehow you look, to do things naturally to change that. For iinstance losing weight, and such. Perfection is in the of the beholder. What you think looks good, someone else thinks its horrible.

    1. moneyfairy profile image60
      moneyfairyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So very true..It's just sad that looks are someones only worry in life.

  6. wychic profile image80
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    I'm also one of the "If it's not reconstructive, it's a waste" people. My husband spent 33 years in surgery, and I've both heard and seen the horror stories that sometimes arise from surgery. If it's something you need, then the risk of infection or reactions to anesthetic is usually worth taking. If it's something that not only does not improve your overall health, but also masks an emotional issue about your body image, then it's worse than stupid vanity -- it's dangerous and can have a serious negative impact on your health. In many cases, it also has a serious negative impact on your financial health.

    Someone who isn't okay with what they look like now, probably won't be okay with what a plastic surgeon produces either. That's why some people get surgery after surgery, end up looking barely human, and still think they're improving themselves. I personally believe that most people who want cosmetic surgery really need psychiatric help, and/or need to take a serious look at their mindset. NOTHING can "make you happy" or "make you feel good about yourself" any more than someone can "make you miserable." Each individual is responsible for their own responses, and abdicating that responsibility is the beginning of a toxic way of life.

    1. moneyfairy profile image60
      moneyfairyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This is the best most sane answer yet!!!! Thank you for being the voice of reason and truth!!! Well said answer!!! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

  7. Penny G profile image61
    Penny Gposted 7 years ago

    Now that depends. I lost 108 pounds and I had a breast reduction and a tummy tuck. I really need a full body list. My arm, inner thighs are horrible. My insurance paid for what I have done and they have paid for all they will pay for but I sure am thankful, the issues unless you have felt with this are horrible!

  8. peachpurple profile image60
    peachpurpleposted 7 years ago

    depends, if you have scars from accidents, you need plastic surgery but if for the sake of beauty, it is plain stupid


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