In every society, beauty is what many people want. People strive to be flawless and beautiful to achieve perfection because they believe beautiful people get things better. However, people nowadays are more egocentric and obsessed by beauty and looks. Korea, for instance, now has the highest rate of cosmetic procedures in the world. A district in Korea, called Gangnam, is a suburb with many plastic surgery clinics. Many people of all ages and sexes have had cosmetic procedures to satisfy their desire of being beautiful. This does not only happen in Korea, but also other countries. United States, China, and Japan are also top-ranked in performing surgeries, for example. Plastic surgery has boomed all over the world as the number of procedures increased. However, plastic surgery is not considerable and should be banned.

In every society, beauty is what many people want. People strive to be flawless and beautiful to achieve perfection because they believe beautiful people get things better. However, people nowadays are more egocentric and obsessed by beauty and looks. Korea, for instance, now has the highest rate of cosmetic procedures in the world. A district in Korea, called Gangnam, is a suburb with many plastic surgery clinics. Many people of all ages and sexes have had cosmetic procedures to satisfy their desire of being beautiful. This does not only happen in Korea, but also other countries. United States, China, and Japan are also top-ranked in performing surgeries, for example. Plastic surgery has boomed all over the world as the number of procedures increased. However, plastic surgery is not considerable and should be banned.

First, plastic surgery can bring poor outcomes to the patients. Based on an analysis by Roberta Honigman and Katharine Phillips, plastic surgery may bring negative outcomes despite it can also bring high satisfaction rates to their patients (Sarwer, 1998). These poor outcomes, such as social isolation, family problems, and self-destructive behaviors, are mostly caused by the patients’ dissatisfaction about the result. Why does this happen? Most of the time, patients think of only the positive outcome they will get. However, if the procedure is already done and the result is unexpected, the procedure can’t be undone. Despite another surgery can be done for the patients, but it will simply be costly and might make the result worse, instead. However, if plastic surgery is banned, there is a big possibility that the government will be able to avoid overloading problems in the country.

Second, plastic surgery is one of the sources of which diseases or disorders come from. Cosmetic procedures can solve the patients’ problems. However, these procedures often inflict bigger problems on their health, starting from diseases that shows physically to internal diseases. Common diseases caused by such procedures include excessive bleeding, scarring, necrosis, nerve damage, loose skin, blurred vision, excessive tearing, even cancer and death (Risks of Cosmetic Surgery, n/a). People are supposed to be scared of this fact. People should consider this as a serious problem because any outcome of a cosmetic procedure, good or bad, is for a lifetime. However, if severe and harmful diseases are the outcomes, then plastic surgery is not a good solution to achieve perfection. Which is why, plastic surgery should be banned as it increases the number of diseases.

Lastly, plastic surgery may have influenced the youth too badly. Currently, plastic surgery is not just open for adults or grown-ups, but it is also open to the youth. In Korea, for instance, a plastic surgery clinic reported that 90% of their clients are under 30 years old, and half of them are under 18 years old (Francis, 2013). The wants and vanity of people have gone out of control as it trickles down the youth. Young people, such as teenagers and young adults, are supposed to live normally and accept themselves just they way they are. If their lives are influenced by a cosmetic procedure, most of their lives will not be the same emotionally. In fact, young people are supposed to live without impacts from surgery because they are the generation that will lead the country later on. Some will even be the future country leaders. For this reason, I think the government should take action to save the normality of youth age by banning plastic surgery.

I know some people would say that plastic surgery benefits patient’s emotional trauma of being teased by the patient’s community. However, this statement is not true. As mentioned previously, plastic surgery brings negative outcomes and is a lot of work. Plastic surgery is not a perfect answer to patient’s emotional problems. Other people may say the better a person looks, the more likely that person is to be successful. This is false because what determines if a person is success or not is the person itself. Not every occupation needs beautiful people. Success is based on character and attitude, instead of beauty and good looks. Any beautiful person can be accepted, but if that person doesn’t have strong character, it would not be worth it.

My conclusion is that plastic surgery is not good and should be banned. Plastic surgery brings poor outcomes to the patients, diseases and disorders, and bad influences for the youth. Cosmetic procedures are not just a regular surgery, but it is a serious problem. I think people should not just consider about the short-term outcomes of plastic surgery, but also the long-term impacts. The reason is because the results of plastic surgery are not temporary. So, I think it’s best if plastic surgery is banned.