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Plastic surgery has been popular for many years. Doctors actually started doing this type of surgery for accident victims as well as to help those with certain skin diseases. However, it wasn't long after when the doctors decided to get creative with their skills and patients decided to get creative with the look of their body's. This is where cosmetic surgery has come into play. Many people are now unhappy with their body. They visit a cosmetic surgeon to get Botox or a comprehensive overview of breast augmentation. Once they get something like this done, they feel more confident about themselves... (more)
...buying a plane ticket is part of the cost of beauty.
The biggest motivating factor for these jet setting patients? The bottom line. Electing to have a procedure abroad can mean saving up to 75% on surgical costs and medications. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in 2006 Americans spent almost $12.2 billion dollars on cosmetic procedures stateside.
Dismayed by the ever increasing prices in the United States, many Americans find the allure of "medical tourism" almost irresistible. But this isn't just bargain basement shopping. After all,... (more)
...dealt with in adolescent literature. I couldn't get it off my mind and I kept wondering how prevalent cosmetic surgery actually was in children under eighteen. Let me start off by making a distinction between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery which both fall under the heading of plastic surgery. Reconstructive surgery serves to fix a defect. An example of this would be a surgery to fix a cleft palate.
I fully endorse this type of surgery, which can be truly life changing, and occasionally even life saving, at any age. I feel these procedures reflect the true spirit of the... (more)
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