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Should cosmetic surgery be banned?
Elective cosmetic surgery should be banned.
about the negative psychological impacts of cosmetic surgery.
There are risks involved in having any surgery, and procedures that are purely cosmetic are not worth those risks.
Allowing cosmetic surgery sends problematic messages about the need to change and improve your appearance to meet societal expectations.
Cosmetic surgery is accessed unequally, as it is very expensive, and therefore only the wealthy can afford to improve their appearances this way.
People cannot consent to cosmetic surgery.
Banning cosmetic surgery does not get rid of the demand for it, which leads to a rise in unregulated cosmetic surgery.
In a society that places a lot of emphasis on looks, it is perfectly reasonable and understandable that people want to do what they can to improve their appearance.
Banning cosmetic surgery will reduce the number of practising well qualified surgeons available to perform reconstructive and medically necessary procedures.
Cosmetic surgeries are a source of income for the hospitals.
Cosmetic surgery can be important for the wellbeing of people who had injuries affecting their appearance. While not necessary for medical reasons, it may be necessary psychologically.
The focus should not be on whether cosmetic surgery should be banned or not, but on the reasons behind choosing surgery.
People have a right to bodily autonomy, which means they get to make their own choices about issues that directly concern their body, including surgery.
Other methods of enhancing one's appearance are widely accepted in our society.
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