Com 150 - Negative and Positive Effects of Cosmetic Surgery

Negative and Positive Effects
    How many individuals are electing cosmetic surgery?   The number of individuals electing cosmetic surgery is growing rapidly each year.   According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2009 almost 10 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed (Press Center, 2009).   Since 1997, the Aesthetic Society has collected statistics.   The number of cosmetic procedures has increased 147 percent since tracking of procedures begun (Press Center, 2009).   Much of this rapid growth is because of advances in technology that have made plastic surgery techniques both safer and more affordable as well as cutting down on recovery time.   Cosmetic surgery improves body image and self-esteem and reconstructive surgery fixes irregularities such as hereditary disorders, birth defects, and other health issues.   These surgeries are an extremely popular method enhancing self-esteem but there are risks an individual should know before acquiring a surgical procedure.   Cosmetic surgery has been practiced for years but can be harmful.   Many individuals may expose themselves to an expensive addiction if they are not satisfied with the original results.   However, these surgeries can be beneficial by positively shaping many aspects of patients’ lives, especially if complications do not arise.   Although individuals are largely unaffected by the risks and eager to obtain surgery, it is important to emphasize the negative and positive effects when considering surgery.
    Generally all surgeries have certain risk factors.   Individuals considering surgery place themselves at risk of certain medical and appearance conditions.   It is important to be aware of any complications that may occur such as an adverse effect to anesthesia.   For example, complications or risks of anesthesia include blood clots, stroke, and heart palpitations.   A certified surgeon will do their best to minimize any complications but patients should be...