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Cosmetic Surgery

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Ore_Ele
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/22/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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puddleduckxxx

Pro

*please note : definition (for this purpose) - elective surgery to alter physical appearance with no compelling mental or medical reason

It is none of our business what other women chose to spend their money on, the country is democratic and we all have free choice. we should not judge others. in our economic situation, the country is a free market - the consumer rules - if consumers demand it then suppliers should be allowed to supply it. Furthermore, it is rational to want to look good and as we are constantly judged on our appearance, wanting to look great if fine. If it improves self esteem then its a good thing too.
Cosmetic surgery adds over 1/2 a billion pounds to the UK economy GDP alone - and that was in 2006.
development of cosmetic surgery has lead to improvements in reconstructive surgery in general medicine, therefore benefiting the NHS and other patients too.
In conclusion, Banning cosmetic surgery wouldn't stop it, it is better for it to be safe and legal than dangerous and illegal, putting young, sensitive girls at risk.
Ore_Ele

Con

Only 1,000 characters. Keeping short.

As CON, I am against cosmetic surgery (CS). That does not mean I need to argue for criminalizing it, or taking government action against it. Countering any of those arguments would be a strawman fallacy. I merely believe the people should NOT CHOOSE IT.

1) Dangerous.

Any surgery is inherently dangerous, and as such should be avoided unless necessary. Since we are talking about "elective," they are not necessary. CS finds it's own dangers and risks [1]. One main factor is that people don't understand the dangers [2] and that is being stunted by the industry.

2) No GDP Benefit

If people didn't spend the 500 million pounds on CS, that money wouldn't disappear. The people would still have it and would be able to spend it on other services.

Out of space, next round, thanks.

[1] http://www.guardian.co.uk...
[2] http://www.aboardcertifiedplasticsurgeonresource.com...
Debate Round No. 1
puddleduckxxx

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puddleduckxxx forfeited this round.
Ore_Ele

Con

My opponent has forfeited their last round. I will simply extend and end.

Thank you.
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