Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery: The essay includes a lot of quotes... you might want to add your own opinion in it

Essay by aznbabygirl06High School, 10th gradeA-, December 2004

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Imagine you are waiting in a room full of people that could use some

improvements in their bodies - including yourself. As you stare at yourself in the

mirror, you think, "I hate the way I look." So, you turned to plastic surgery to

change the person you see in the mirror every morning. The most common and

most popular type of surgery out there is plastic surgery. Also known as cosmetic

surgery, many celebrities and television shows make it seem like a miracle worker.

The truth of the matter is that plastic surgery can be life threatening if the procedure

isn't performed correctly. Most people get cosmetic surgery done to improve their

appearances, but their wishes don't always come true. Expensive, lethal, and

unnatural - doesn't it make you wonder why anyone would want plastic surgery?

There is only one answer: Physical Appearance. With the growing popularity of

cosmetic surgery, which involve both risks and benefits, people should think twice

before getting implants or liposuction.

Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, and Michael Jackson are just a few of the

victims to cosmetic surgery. As mentioned in the examples, plastic surgery isn't for

everyone. Although, with so many celebrities getting plastic surgery, it's easy for

someone to think of it as a "life saver." This was not the case for some of the

contestants in Fox's new reality series "The Swan." Last year, plastic surgery

patients in the 19- to 34-year-old age group made up 45 percent of all breast

augmentation procedures, 28 percent of all liposuction procedures and 40 percent of

all rhinoplasty, according to the ASPS. "It's very sad to put it on television, as if it's

OK -- as if it's normal," says Dorinda Lambert, associate director and clinical

coordinator at University Counseling Services. Celebrities have...