Teenagers and plastic surgery: Vanity cosmetic surgery or bullying defense? Bullying and taunting young people at school or on social media such as Facebook
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This article shows how some teens are getting plastic surgery because of bullying at school. Many countries have put a ban on people under 18 getting plastic surgery. Dr. Robles that the surgeon should have the opportunity to decide whether the kid wants to have surgery because of cosmetic reasons or because they are being bullied. Many kids in big schools have first hand experience with this kind bullying. A lot of people in Franklin Avenue Middle School were bullied because of their body or how they looked. It caused many kids to become self conscience of their appearance and, because almost all of their parents could afford it, they could have gotten plastic surgery to ease their stress. Many people can relate to feeling like they cannot live up to the standards of their own judgements. However there are plastic surgeons who would preform surgery on teens just for the money, and not thinking about teaching the girls a lesson about vanity. So it makes since to leave that decision up to the doctor because many people suffer from insecurities and plastic surgery may be the only out.
Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller; change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip; alter the tip of the nose; or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects in the nose.
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Getting a nose job is the second most common cosmetic surgery in the world. People can get nose jobs for any number of reasons but most often it is due to a deformity in the nose like cleft pallet. A nose job reshapes the nose by; making it bigger or smaller, changing the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip, changing the tip, and can correct bumps, dents, or any other kind of defect. The surgeon will usual make incisions that allow he or she to access the bone and cartilage beneath the surface. The cuts are made inside the nose to make them invisible after surgery. Usually the nose and the area around the eyes will be swollen and bruised for a six to eight days after the surgery. This site informs you of the side effects that may occur after the surgery including; bleeding, injury or holes to the wall that separates your nostrils, skin problems, infection, and serious congestion caused by swelling inside the nose. Something quite interesting is that if you choose to have local anesthesia, you will be able to hear your doctor working on the bone and cartilage in your nose.
During this article the author expresses her opinion on the New York Times article that said the mitochondrial replacement in human embryos will lead to designer babies. The author, Jessica Grose, said that this is not a very realistic prediction. The concept of designer babies is based on the theory that one day in the future we will be able to choose the features and characteristics of a baby before it is born. Agree and disagree with these articles because they are both opinionated. It seems to me that designer babies are on their way but this new procedure isn't going to be the thing that opens the floodgates. From someone who has a genetic disorder in their family this could be the reason they try for a child. A lot of miscarriages and stillbirths are caused by mitochondria disorders, so this procedure would eliminate tons of suffering. Also, I think that even if this did lead to designer babies, it would be a good thing because if you could change a baby’s appearance, then you could make them impervious to disease. Again people could argue that being impervious to disease could have its bad things as well.
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Many girls have an image or a person that they want to model their body after, like Marilyn Monroe or Tyra Banks. However what most people do not realize that the "ideal woman" has changed over time. When the British model Twiggy came over to the United Stated she started a new era of tiny models, eating disorders, and plastic surgery. After Twiggy many people started aspiring to be like her, small and thin boned. This has caused some girls to get eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. This has also created a completely new industry based on peoples vanity: plastic surgery. I believe that plastic surgery is the healthy way out of an eating disorder. Its good because people can change their image with out hurting or damaging their body. Many people see this as a bad thing because people don't want to except the body they were given. It is interesting to see how the ideal woman is different through time and even in different places; in Africa bigger women are more desired in society. Liposuction has become very popular in Hollywood. This procedure takes the fat out of a one part of you body, like your thighs or stomach, and puts it into another part of your body, like your butt or chest.
This site provides a series of information about the drug OnabotulinumtoxinA, when being used as an injection. First it informs you of the emergency side effects that could endanger you life when being treated for a multiple different conditions. OnabotulinumtoxinA is commonly known as Botox. Most people know it for its common use in plastic surgery when temporarily smoothing out crows feet or frown lines. Botox's primary use is to relax the muscles at the site of injection. This medication is often prescribed for: uncontrollable muscle spasms in the eyes neck and upper limbs, treatment of an overactive bladder, and sever underarm sweating. Only Botox Cosmetic is used to treat frown lines and crows feet. This site is extremely helpful for people who have questions about their medication. OnabotulinumtoxinA is paralytic drug that blocks the synapses preventing acetylcholine (the neurotransmitter that makes your muscles move) from activating the synapse, making you unable to move your muscle were the drug is injected. This drug starts out as a powder then gets mixed with a liquid and then is put into a needle to inject into your muscles or the wall of your bladder. Many people associate Botox with just plastic surgery but it can be used for many other treatments.
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