Plastic Surgery

Julia Olivera

"Should there be a limit to how much Surgery one can get?"

People should have a limit because, with too much surgery comes a lot of health risks and, not all of the surgeries will have good outcomes, you may end up botched.

This article by Anna Fifield says,"The plastic surgery industry has become so dominant in Gangnam that some intersections feature clinics on all four corners. The underpasses to the subway station are wallpapered with ads for cosmetic enhancements." this shows that Although Korea is the primary place people go for their surgeries, it still doesn't do any justice unless you look deep into where you're going, there is still huge risks involved.


This article by Laura J. Nelson say "Shatarka Nuby just wanted to be pretty.

She longed to fill out her jeans, to look curvier in her bikini, so she sought out a man with a syringe who said he could sell her the body she wanted for $1,000. In her bedroom in South Florida, witnesses later told police, Nuby handed Oneal Ron Morris a wad of cash and stretched out on her stomach. Morris plunged a syringe filled with clear liquid into Nuby's hips and buttocks, the onlookers said. Her skin began to rise under the needle. Nuby underwent treatments for four years and, in time, fell ill. She died in March at age 31." this shows that the feeling of wanting to fit into the standards can be life threatening. Doing medical procedures illegally can be very deadly or, leave you with a horribly disfigured body.


This article by Holbrook Mohr states that "Women across the U.S. are risking their lives for black market procedures to make their buttocks bigger, often involving home-improvement materials such as silicone injected by people with no medical training.Whatever the reason, they are seeking cheaper alternatives to plastic surgery--sometimes with deadly or disfiguring results. Deaths from black market buttocks injections have been reported in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Nevada and New York. An interior decorator in Mississippi faces trial in the deaths of two women who were injected at her house." This shows that People are risking their lives just to fit into the standards of beauty, resulting in looking botched or, ending up dead.


The article by Alison Bowen says that "Some doctors say certain types of chronic migraine headaches can be caused by nerve compression. Surgery can release the pressure on the nerve from surrounding tissue like muscle, which can then alleviate pain." This is explaining that the nerves become compressed in the skin leading to pain and plastic surgery can relieve that pain by changing the way the skin crushes the nerves.


The article by Harry Wallop states that "An astonishing 20 million plastic surgery procedures were undertaken around the world last year, according to new figures published this week. In Brazil, 50,000 pairs of buttocks were augmented; in South Korea, 107,000 pairs of eyes were widened--many of them to be made more "Western"; in the US, 1.35 million women had their breasts enlarged; and 705 British men had their "moobs" (man boobs) removed. And don't even ask about all the labiaplasty in Germany." This shows that In other parts of the country, their beauty standards have caused many surgeries to take place. Around the world, the many surgeries are caused by what others find pretty and pressures them into the feeling of needing to change.

Background Information

Plastic Surgery has grown a lot through out the years. Although it is commonly done now,it comes with many risks as well as many good things. Some places have become knows as the "Plastic Surgery Capital" such as Seoul, Korea and, Venezuela.In the 21'st century, body image has become a issue for others and, with all the stuff about how others should look, it will influence many to want to change their body but, how much surgery is too much?
"People should be able to get as much Plastic Surgery as they want because, it's their bodies and they can do what they want." This is because its their bodies and they should be able to do whatever they want with it whether that be getting as much plastic surgery or, none at all. But, this can't work because, if people do whatever they want with there bodies, it can be very deadly and cause many health issues as well as death.