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Group IV Topic III (negative)

Dian Rahmawati, 1206218846

Devina Rivanti Nugita, 12062
Should cosmetic surgery be banned?
People have the right and freedom to choose how they look
According chapter 4, Law number 39 year 1999 about human rights said that right
to personal freedom, mind, and conscience so everyone have their own right to make
personal decision included having a cosmetic surgery. Besides, in chapter 9 said that
everyone have right to live, survive, and improve their live. It means if someone thinks that
they need cosmetic surgery to make their live better or feeling better, there is no reason to
against someone to have cosmetic surgery. So cosmetic surgery should not be banned because
it will break the law about human right. Moreover who didnt want to look better if they have
a chance?
UU No. 39 tahun 1999 Tentang Hak Asasi Manusia
In reality people always judge on our appearance all the time, so we must to look good
There is a reason behind why someone did cosmetic surgery. Some reason are: boosts
their self-esteem, quality of life, self-confidence and interpersonal relationships in the long
term. In a recent study, Sarwer-an associate professor of psychology at the Center for Human
Appearance at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine on 2005 found that a year
after receiving cosmetic surgery, 87% of patients reported satisfaction following their surgery,
including improvements in their overall body image and the body feature altered. They also
experienced less negative body image emotions in social situations. The study, which was
supported by a grant from the Aesthetic Surgery Education and Research Foundation,
appeared in the May/June issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal (Vol. 25, No. 3, pages 263269).
Cosmetic surgery also can boost your career. The good-looking people tend to attracts
everyone. According to 2011 research by Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts
General Hospital at Forbes 2012, people assess your competence and trustworthiness in a
quarter of a second (250 milliseconds)based solely on how you look. Sylvia Ann Hewlett-an
economist and the founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) in New York,

also said, appearance is extraordinarily powerful because its the first filter. According
Forbes 2012, studies show that attractive people are more likely to be viewed as smart, happy,
interesting and successful.
According American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports a difference in the
reasons teens give for having plastic surgery and the reasons adults do: Teens view plastic
surgery as a way to fit in and look acceptable to friends and peers. Adults, on the other hand,
frequently see plastic surgery as a way to stand out from the crowd. According to the ASPS,
more than 300,000 people 18 years and younger had either major or minor plastic surgical
procedures in 2012. For teens, plastic surgery will stop the bullying. Over 3.2 million
students are bullied every year and the number one reason is because of how they look. 75%
of school shootings are by kids who were bullied. Suicide has become the third-leading cause
of death among young people, and the majority of suicides are in response to bullying.
Example such as Nadia Ilse, she get bullying and that made she was crying herself to
sleep and skipping school. She got free plastic surgery provided by the Little Baby Face
Foundation-a nonprofit foundation that provide free plastic surgery for low-income children
who have facial deformities. After Nadia got her ears pinned back, her nose fixed, and a chin
implant her self-esteem went way up. She feel happy, confident, and feel like she dont want
to hide her self anymore. So plastic surgery will change how they look and it means they will
not get bullying any longer. But of course teens will do cosmetic surgery after many
consultation, consideration, and parents permission. Changing a childs appearance is an
extreme decision, but if families decide its right, equal attention must be given to that
childs social and emotional well-being in order to effectively address the problem of

Picture 1. Nadia Ilse before and after surgery

Goudreau, Jenna. (2012). The seven youre your boss is judging you apprearance. 1
November 2014.
Dittmann, Melissa. (2005). Plastic surgery: beauty or beast? 1 November 2014.
Olds, Dorri. (2014) Bullied children are turning to plastic surgery with surprisingly positive
result. 1 November 2014.
Dahl, Mellisa. (2014). Tormented over their looks? Bullied tens seek free plastic surgery from
a NYC nonprofit. 1 November 2014.
Banning cosmetic surgery wouldnt prevent it occurring, better for it to be legal and
performed properly
According chapter 37, clause 1, Law number 23 year 1992 about health, said that
plastic surgery and reconstruction can only be done by health workers who have expertise
and competence in certain health facilities. If banned, cosmetic surgery will developed on
black market. Even cosmetic surgery is now already available on the black market but if
banned then potentially all the costumers who have legal cosmetic surgery will become
costumers for black market cosmetic surgery. This will increase the price and also it will be
much more dangerous as it will by unscrupulous surgeon and outside all the safety
precautions the legal environment provides. Examples such as that of 48 year old Rajee
Narinesingh, she was injected toxic facial made from cement and tyre sealant from fake
doctor Oneal Ron Morris. Oneal Ron Morris also pumped cement and tyre sealant into
another patients backside. Examples such as this would became much more of a common
occurrence if cosmetic surgery was banned due to the increase in black market surgeries.



Picture 2. A. Rajee Narinesingh, 48, from Miami, Florida, she was injected toxic facial made
from cement and tyre sealant from fake doctor Oneal Ron Morris; B. Another Oneal Ron
Morriss patient who have been pumped cement and tyre sealant.
Daily Mail. 2012. 'Dozens' disfigured in black-market plastic surgeries performed by 'The
Duchess' - who closed wounds with super glue and charged thousands to inject
patients with tyre fixer. 1 November 2014.
UU No. 23 Tahun 1992 tentang Kesehatan