Are people who have cosmetic surgery pathetic?

Are people who have cosmetic surgery pathetic?

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gorse9 asked:

I’ve always thought that people who have cosmetic surgery for vanities sake are so pathetic. Why would anyone have themselves cut up just so they can look good for the opposite sex – what do you think?
Please note my use of the term ‘cosmetic surgery’ – thus I am obviously not talking about reconstructive surgery. I also wish to make it clear I am not talking about surgery on abnormalities such as extra protruding ears. I am talking about liposuction (not for medical reasons), breast enlargment and surgery of that sort…

I do not believe anyone does it for ‘themselves’. So if there were no other people in the world would they do it – I doubt it!

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Posted in Qns & Ans on Jan 11th, 2011, 3:09 am by plastic_surgery_world   

6 Responses

  1. Big Bobby Clobber
    May 23rd, 2010 | 7:58 am


    Some people alos do it for their own self image. My cousin had cosmetic surgery after a major accident that left her scarred. This woman is anything but pathetic

  2. ardneknewo
    May 24th, 2010 | 3:49 am

    I think it is okay if they have like a problem, or something wrong with a certain area like, crooked teeth,or a huge nose thats impossible, but i really do think that the rest who just do it to look better, are actually making themselves look worse. they get addicted to it. it is a waste of money…and they just look like plastic fake people. I can understand, breast reduction or a little enhancement, but people who are already big, shouldn’t make them bigger. I went to the store one day, and our cash register had the fakest nose i had ever seen, it was soooo ugly, it was seriously michael jacksonized. I hope its not natural, because it didn’t look it. and i bet she paid tons of money for it.

  3. Chocolit B
    May 27th, 2010 | 2:42 am

    I don’t think that some people are pathetic some people do it to make them feel much better and more confident in life especially if they had some kind of accident or is deformed some how…..the only people who i think is pathetic is those celebrities because they want people to think that they are perfect and they can never get old (example Janice Dickinson) so i think that it goes two ways.

  4. Natty
    May 28th, 2010 | 12:18 am

    I wouldn’t say that they are pathetic. There are people out there that may have gotten into a accident that left them with a terrible scar or other problem and cosmetic surgery is an answer. Also there are people out there who are not confident enough about their self images, they have very low self-esteem. So they think having cosmetic surgery would be a wonderful thing to help boost their self-esteem.

  5. Lost Hero
    May 28th, 2010 | 6:38 pm

    I’ve both had cosmetic surgery and worked in the industry, so I think I’m reasonably well informed to answer this question.

    It is not always purely for vanity’s sake. Yes, there are those who seek cosmetic surgery somehow believing they will get more dates or better career prospects and trust me, these people make me just as sick as they make you.

    However, it usually goes much deeper than that. There are some very insecure and unhappy people out there who think cosmetic surgery will somehow fix their lives, some people even have mental disorders such as body dysmorphic disorder and will seek multiple surgeries to fix perceived flaws they see in their appearance. But it doesn’t matter how many procedures they have, they will never be happy, because the problem is in their mind, not on their face or body.

    There are those people out there who feel unconfident about a particularly prominent feature and may have been bullied about it all their lives. For them, having cosmetic surgery gives them a major confidence boost and raises their self esteem.

    And then there are people who feel their looks have changed due to ageing and feel their face/body no longer matches how they feel on the inside.

    Cosmetic surgery should never be for anyone else and it should always be for the right reasons. It’s main purpose is to make the patient feel better about themselves, not to impress others. If people expect cosmetic surgery to somehow turn them into raving supermodel beauties or macho sex god’s, then they are sadly mistaken and these are the kind of people who should stay as well away from the surgeon’s knife as possible.

    But please don’t lump everyone into one category, that is extremely harsh and unfair.

    HTH : )

  6. ninedemonsgod
    June 1st, 2010 | 3:05 am

    I agree. It’s a very dangerous thing to do. Once you get it, it’ll be incredible difficult to be happy with yourself because you’ll always be trying to look for something negative about yourself then get another surgery. Also the risk of infection, scar, poor performed surgery, etc… are incredible HUGE!

    beside that, it’ll throw your whole body out of portion. Who want a face of 20 years old and a body of 50 years old or vice versa?

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