When it comes to cosmetic surgery, it can be divided into two distinct categories: aesthetic surgery, which is optional, and reconstructive surgery, which is necessary. We believe that when it comes to aesthetic surgery, it should be banned. However, for those who require reconstructive surgery to live a normal life, it is definitely acceptable. Ultimately, we believe that people should be content with their appearance and not be so obsessed with changing it. Dr.
Gabrielle Caswell, president of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Physicians, has stated that “children should not undergo any type of cosmetic or surgical procedure unless there are compelling medical or psychological reasons to do so.” In Queensland, doctors who operate on children without good reason can be sentenced to two years in prison. Data from the past few years has shown a decrease in the percentage and absolute number of these surgeries. Psychological studies have reported a decrease in the psychological burden in adolescent girls undergoing cosmetic surgery, particularly in the breast surgery group, suggesting that the burden related to problems related to appearance, particularly the breast, decreased significantly after surgery. It is important to note that cosmetic surgeries and procedures have become an established part of medical practice. Cosmetic dentistry is so common that it's not always considered “cosmetic” and woe to the American father who envies a child! The American Society of Plastic Surgeons published data showing that the number of cosmetic surgeries performed on adolescents has progressively declined over the years, in contrast to media reports that suggest otherwise. Therefore, it is advisable to postpone cosmetic surgery when it is not absolutely necessary for the reasons mentioned above until they are 20 years old or older.
Even then, they may still need parental guidance in decision-making. Cosmetic (non-reconstructive) surgery is a waste of medical resources and deprofessionalizes medicine by diverting medical resources (doctors, nurses, medical centers, etc.) away from more important medical needs. We don't need to follow the hedonistic path that is being driven by the forces of Hollywood, advertising and the cosmetic “medical sector”. More importantly, people should be happy with their appearance and not be so obsessed with changing it. In conclusion, we believe that cosmetic surgery should be banned when optional but for those who require it to live a normal life, it's definitely acceptable.