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In many places, plastic surgery has become more of a norm. Especially in places such as South Korea, 20% of the female population has gotten some kind of cosmetic surgery. So.. is it right?
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It's profitable, so whether it is 'right' or 'wrong' is immaterial.
Posted 3/5/17 , edited 3/5/17
No, if they want to alter their appearance, let them do it.

I don't really care, what does it matter to me?
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No it is not wrong. People are entitled to do whatever they wish to their bodies. I am all about people doing what they have to in order to feel comfortable in their own skin.

But, with that said, it is wrong that society manipulates people's insecurities, and the beauty industry profits off this manipulation. Unfortunately, this is just the reality of the day we live in. It's important to remember how subjective beauty is, and how beauty ideals are constantly changing throughout time.
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It's not wrong, if it makes them feel better about themselves, let them. I would, of course, argue that in most cases it's not that it's something wrong with their looks, but rather with their image of beauty and self-worth but hey, getting a surgery is easier and probably cheaper than delving into the psychology of things.

I don't see why someone has to live their life with low self-esteem and hate their appearance when they can do something about it and feel better about themselves. Hell, if I felt that way about myself, I'd probably look at getting a surgery too, at least consider it.

That being said, there are some crazy addictions of plastic surgery that makes people look like trolls. Wrong or not, I wouldn't know but it's definitely not a pretty sight. Too much of anything is no good.
Posted 3/5/17
I think about your future kids...
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there's nothing wrong with wanting to improve your appearance through plastic surgery and what-not. doing so because of peer pressure / societal demands / trying to "fit in" is wrong though. from what i recall, there was a story of a girl who tried to have plastic surgery in south korea, but the surgeon wasn't actually qualified, and her face became a mess.



There is now a backlash, a slew of court cases where patients - or victims as they might be known - are suing doctors who re-arranged their faces, but not in a good way. One victim said when the bandages came off: "This is not a human face. It is more revolting than monsters or aliens."

Part of the problem is that plastic surgery is so lucrative that unqualified doctors have been drawn in - or rather doctors qualified in other areas of quite different medicine. It's alleged that procedures have been done by what are called "ghost doctors". In one court case, it's claimed that the advertised doctor slipped out of the operating room once the patient was under the anaesthetic and the job was then botched by the replacement surgeon.

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Posted 3/6/17 , edited 3/6/17
No.
The reasons for doing it can be very wrong, but there can also be some very good reasons to do it, for example reconstructive surgery can be necessary for someone that had been in a crash or was born with a deformity and has trouble eating / breathing. Someone that does it looking for confidence is painting over the cracks.

I think when plastic surgery is seen beautiful it's influenced more by an appreciation of technology than conventional standards of beauty and access to such tech is a show of wealth in the same way people spend a fortune on wearing shiny rocks.
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if you're deformed then yes its fine.

Posted 3/6/17
Not unless it becomes an addiction.
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It's your body, it's your business. It doesn't affect me or anybody else in any way, so I don't see how it's wrong.
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Not really. Bodily integrity is a thing. As long as it does not harm anyone directly, it should be fine.
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Meh, people can do whatever they want with their lives.
Posted 3/6/17
No. People can do what they want with their bodies.
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Posted 3/7/17
I don't believe it as simple as wrong or not. every human has something they need/desire normally due to unexplainable feelings and/or experiences which can sub-consciously drive them
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