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Originally posted by DragonsDemesne
There is a legitimate need for some plastic surgery. Accidents happen, and I have no problem with patching these people up so that they look more normal.
With the purely cosmetic surgery, I think it is a stupid idea to shell out piles of cash just to improve the shape of noses, chins, or whatever the case may be. It is stupid and wasteful, and they are diverting the doctors from performing more useful tasks.
I agree that doctor's time would be better spent healing people, rather than tweaking appearances. It's a classic case of capitalism at work. The demand is out there, so the supply is created.
Originally posted by MaskedAvatar
To reach the height of perfection that is the physical embodiment of Michael Jackson, one certainly needs money and highly skilled cosmetic craftspeople.
Did anyone see the MJ character (last human alive) as a stretched out piece of skin during the second episode of the current Dr Who series?
Silicon just doesn't cut it.
Originally posted by QuestForSafety
He is not made of silicone......*Sighs* If you truly believe this you really really really need to see a doctor
Originally posted by llpoolej
Most plastic surgeons are not "healers" anyhow. They are artists. They just use a knife and surgical instruments as their brushes and people as their canvas. I do not begrudge them their preferred profession(most of them at least)
I think people take things too far often. Though, after having twins, a tummy tuck sounds pretty good at this point. Even if did situps from dawn till dusk, my hanging skin would still look like hanging skin. I hate pain though and the scar ain't pretty. Sure makes a bikini look nice though!
Originally posted by Legalizer
Technically cosmetic surgeons are "artists", and their canvas is flesh.
They need degrees as doctors so that people aren't carved up and horribly mamed by quacks.
The people who get plastic surgery obviously have self esteem issues, or at least
work related issues with their looks as in the film biz.
I still don't know why women get breats implants. Its really lame.
You know walking up to the guy you wan't and telling him
what you want from him is more effective than having every
guy in the universe only look at your tits.
I guess for the porn industry its important not to look like a boy...but hey if you got man chest, find another line of work!
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Why is it a morality issue, and why do they have to be off saving the world? Such a statement can be taken to another level of argument; all of those who have the ability to become doctors but choose other paths are immoral as they could be saving lives.
Nope, they are fine with what they are doing. The burn victim needs a plastic surgeon, and the person who wants an alteration because they can't accept themselves as they are needs them as well.