The Great Debate: Cosmetic Surgery vs. Natural Beauty
Years and years ago, the debate was raging on and you can place a safe bet on it that in 10 years’ time there will still be the same two sides arguing it out: should everyone stick to their natural looks for the duration of their lives or go for cosmetic surgery whenever they feel fit to give themselves a physical and mental boost?
While there will be people out there who are either rigidly for cosmetic surgery or completely against it, it just isn’t as simple as that – because there is a definite place for cosmetic surgery when it comes to people who genuinely need it to remedy a problem or to give them the quality of life they have always yearned for. However at the same time, cosmetic surgery can rightfully be given a bad name by celebrities or the elite classes who seem to overuse and abuse it for one simple fact: because they can.
With something as important and potentially life changing as cosmetic surgery or sticking with what you were naturally given at birth, it is always best to carefully consider the pro’s and con’s and then come to a decision on what is right for you. So let’s get right to it:
First let’s deal with the many negatives that can come from cosmetic surgery and why so many people can be against it. Depending on what you value, cosmetic surgery can bring with it negative connotations simply because it is unnatural and altering your appearance is in a way, altering nature. This doesn’t end there either, as we have all seen images of Joan Rivers, Michael Jackson or more recently the ‘real-life Barbie’ Valeria Lukyanova (if you haven’t heard of her before, perform a simple Google image search and prepare to be shocked) and the frankly unnatural and ‘plastic’ looks they have acquired for themselves – forcing us to question, do I really want to be part of this?
Another negative side to cosmetic surgery is the uncertainty that surrounds it – are the results going to be what you are hoping for? Once the surgery has been performed there is no going back (unless you fall into the doomed trap of undergoing surgery after surgery), raising the question of whether or not you should just be happy with what you already have. This negative does however lead us onto the positives:
While that uncertainty might remain, great reassurance can be taken from the fact that cosmetic surgery has advanced so much and when now placing your appearance in the hands of a skilled, trusted surgeon, there is an extremely high likeability that the result will be exactly what you were looking for.
But now let’s address those negative connotations of cosmetic surgery being unneeded, unnatural and an unsavoury way of altering nature. Those ‘plastic’ faces and figures mentioned earlier were of course extreme cases where cosmetic surgery has been taken too far, however it is never heard the good it can actually do. Some women can be burdened with unfortunately large breasts which can prevent them from carrying out tasks which others might take for granted, and the only way to remedy this is with breast reduction – resulting in a highly positive outcome. Cosmetic surgery can also enhance the life of those suffering from other skin-related ailments and low confidence due to their looks.
While it can be argued that this is a knock-on effect from the negative effects of our beauty-driven media, appearance can be something which holds people back in their lives, be it at a job interview or social event, and if cosmetic surgery can help them reach their full potential, surely it has to be positive?
So there are the main pros and cons of cosmetic surgery and how it stacks up against staying natural. We might be no closer to actually deciding which is the ‘winner’, but it can easily be said that when used for the right intentions instead of being used with reckless abandon, cosmetic surgery does indeed have a place in our modern world.
This post was written by Richard Paul on behalf of Safer Cosmetic Surgery, the company to call if you need advice on a face lift or any other area of cosmetic surgery.