The Essence of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a very common topic discussed around the world. Many people like it while others don’t. Our ancestors have used it along with their ancestors. It is used all across the world for many different reasons. Whether we like it or not, it will probably be around for the rest of our lives. Plastic surgery first became to become known in 3000 BC in India, this person who conducted the surgery is known as Sushruta. Sushruta and his assistants would get skin from a different part of the patient’s body to graft it on the person’s face to correct looks.

Many years later nose reconstruction began to be performed by certain Hindu surgeons. The surgeon best known as “the father of plastic surgery “is Gaspare Tagliacozzi. He is known as this because he first started nose grafting, he used his techniques mainly to correct nose deformity in people. Gradually plastic surgery started getting more advance, around 1903 Charles Miller introduced the breast augmentation surgery in the USA. However, the results were not all the satisfying so a group of surgeons found that silicone injections would give that successful result many people wanted. Obviously, plastic surgery has gotten extremely advanced and you can now get plastic surgery on almost any part of your body.

Before, people would get surgery to take away any excess from parts of the body (mainly the face); now it is all about taking away the excess but also adding to parts where there is a deficiency. In the US alone nearly 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures, and 15.7 million cosmetic minimally invasive procedures were performed in 2017. Plastic surgery has also become more well-known all across the world, for example, South Korea is named “The Plastic Surgery Capital of the World “. Because South Korea has the most plastic surgeries per capita on Earth. As statistics show that one in five women in Seoul have had plastic surgery and nearly fifty percent of women as well as fifteen percent of men have undergone some form of cosmetic procedure. Among the most popular procedures are double eyelid surgery, v-line jaw reduction, epicanthoplasty, rhinoplastly and forehead augmentations. Unlike America, when most Koreans get plastic surgery they go towards a “more natural look”. Here in America when a handful of people get plastic surgery you can tell. People like this like to overdo things and make themselves look silly.

Meanwhile, not all countries don’t really look upon plastic surgery like others do. There are some countries that have a society that frown upon people that receive plastic surgery. They believe that everyone should just love hoe they were born and embrace their looks. For example, Troy Alexander writes: “Appearance is the gateway to one’s personal brand — it is the first thing someone sees, and right or wrong, one of the first things we judge (and are judged on). Just as we grow and change in our romantic partnerships, our family and our career, so too should we evolve within that personal style as we age. Whether Renée Zellweger has had plastic surgery is none of our business; it’s her brand and she can do with it what she wants.”

“But there is a bigger issue here. As a society we need to value women as they age, and not push them to feel that they have to go under the knife to look younger. And at the same time, we have to stop criticizing those same women for doing just what we have pressured them to do. It is up to each of us to embrace the changes that come with time or do something about them. That is where the magic lies — in being O.K. with who we choose to be.” Plastic surgery has been around for ages and will continue to be around. No matter what, everyone will have their own opinions about it. Everyone will have their own style for it. And last but not least, anyone, any age, will get it.