Religion CPT- plastic surgery and theCatholicChurch<br />By Alessia Fedrigoni<br />
General Information on Plastic Surgery<br />Plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery is defined as any specialized surgical pro...
What do We As Catholics Believe About Plastic Surgery?<br />As Catholics we understand that God has a special plan for all...
Who IS Likely To Resort To Plastic Surgery?<br />Most people who get cosmetic procedures preformed are between the ages of...
Most Popular Procedures For People Age 30-39<br />
Most Popular Procedures For Teens Under 18-<br />
When Would Plastic Surgery Be Ok In The Eyes Of The Church?<br />The Catholic Church is only against any cosmetic procedur...
What Are The Harmful/ NegativeEffects OfPlastic Surgery?<br />Aside from being extremely expensive, plastic surgery has ma...
Teens And Plastic Surgery In The Media- Faze Magazine Article<br />Faze Magazine published an article on a unspecified dat...
Who Is Against Plastic Surgery? (celebrities)<br />Although the media today pressures young people to look like the perfec...
How Does The Catholic Church Suggest That We Improve Ourselves Without The Use Of Plastic Surgery?<br />As Christians we k...
Application Teaching:<br />As Catholics we know that Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit are in our hearts, because of this our...
Primary Resource- Survey Results<br />While at school I asked 30 Gr. 10 catholic boys and 30 Gr. 10 catholic girls the fol...
These results show that younger girls are thinking about plastic surgery a lot more than young boys. More that half of the...
WORK CITED:<br />http://www.catholic.com/thisrock/2001/0101qq.asp<br />http://www.aboardcertifiedplasticsurgeonresource.co...
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Religion CPT Plastic Surgery And The Catholic Church

  1. 1. Religion CPT- plastic surgery and theCatholicChurch<br />By Alessia Fedrigoni<br />
  2. 2. General Information on Plastic Surgery<br />Plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery is defined as any specialized surgical procedure that is used to enhance or modify a persons physical appearance. It can also be used for medical purposes Ex. to correct a birth defect<br />Plastic surgery first appeared in history 4000 years ago in India, it later became popular in Europe<br />The development of cosmetic surgery was a very slow process.<br />An American, Dr. John Peter Mattuer, was the first doctor to practice plastic surgery in North America in 1827. He used homemade surgical tools.<br />Plastic surgery began to gain its popularity in the 1960’s and 1970’s and over the years its popularity has only continued to increase<br />
  3. 3. What do We As Catholics Believe About Plastic Surgery?<br />As Catholics we understand that God has a special plan for all of his children. We know that we are all created in Gods image and that we are all created the way that God intended.<br />The Catholic Church teaches us that humans are created to look like unique individuals, no two people are meant to be or look the same<br />The Catholic Church stands against plastic surgery when people use it only to make themselves look more appealing<br />Our Church wants us to love ourselves and respect our bodies enough not to alter them for insignificant reasons like looking more youthful or more attractive.<br />The world which we live in today advertises in media the belief that people should change who they are to fit in and become better and happier. The Catholic church teaches us that Plastic Surgery is wrong when it is used to give into this cultural belief because we should all be happy and aware that God loves us as we are.<br />We as Catholics are called to understand that our bodies are a precious gift and that we should not “play God” and take it upon ourselves to modify our appearances<br />
  4. 4. Who IS Likely To Resort To Plastic Surgery?<br />Most people who get cosmetic procedures preformed are between the ages of 30- 49. <br />These adults who choose to get plastic surgery usually want to restore the youthful appearance that they once had<br />They want to stand out from the crowd and look like the famous stars that they see on television and in magazines. <br />People in this age group only use cosmetic surgery for medical reasons 12% of the time<br />This age group often goes to extremes to look “good” and often the results do not look natural.<br />In 2010 the total number of plastic surgeries preformed in America for the ages between 30-49 were 12 555 614, Females made up 87% of this total.<br />Teens are also turning to plastic surgery. Teens who get plastic surgery done are usually suffering from low self esteem. They want to blend in and look like the images that the media pressures them to be like. <br />In 2005 333,000 teenagers under the age of 18 had some form of plastic surgery done. <br />People who have a lot of self hatred and are depressed are more likely to get a procedure preformed.<br />
  5. 5. Most Popular Procedures For People Age 30-39<br />
  6. 6. Most Popular Procedures For Teens Under 18-<br />
  7. 7. When Would Plastic Surgery Be Ok In The Eyes Of The Church?<br />The Catholic Church is only against any cosmetic procedures that are done to change appearances without a medical purpose.<br />Any Surgery that is preformed to remove any scars, birth defects, or correct any deformities/ abnormalities is not seen as a sin in the eyes of the church.<br />The Catholic Church is only against plastic surgery when vanity becomes the motivation for getting it done in the first place. <br />We should be able to love ourselves as we are and not change our appearance unless it is to correct any deformities and improve our living conditions<br />
  8. 8. What Are The Harmful/ NegativeEffects OfPlastic Surgery?<br />Aside from being extremely expensive, plastic surgery has many other negative side effects<br />Plastic surgery, like other surgeries requires recovery time. People need to take time off from work to allow their body to fully heal after any procedure. Certain procedures may require more than 3 weeks<br />People often experience bruising, soreness, pain, and redness after procedures<br />Once certain procedures are preformed, some natural abilities are changed or are taken away. For example when breast augmentation is done, a woman can no longer breast feed a child<br />Not all results are guarenteed to last throughout a long period of time. This means that other surgeries may be required in the future to uphold the desired results<br />During the surgery, drugs are given to the patients to keep them unconscious and unresponsive. These drugs might pose threats to patients who are allergic but don’t know this because the drugs are not common<br /> During a procedure, damage to the nerves, blood vessels, and muscles also occurs. If this damage is serious enough <br />If a person gets plastic sugary too young, the procedure can leave lasting effects because it can be traumatic. Surgeons must have conferences with younger clients because they need to know that the person is ready for the procedure emotionally.<br />
  9. 9. Teens And Plastic Surgery In The Media- Faze Magazine Article<br />Faze Magazine published an article on a unspecified date titled “Bodies Under Construction-Teen Plastic Surgery”<br />The article talks about how Plastic surgery was once mainly used by older weathlier women but it is now becoming common to see young teenage girls turning to anesthetic surgery.<br />Dr. Derrick Antell who is a plastic surgeon in New York says that one of the reasons why more teens are turning to plastic surgery is that they are more exposed to it through media<br />The article says that between the ages of 13- 19 there is a lot more pressure to get acceptance from your peers and some young teens can not handle that stress without developing low self esteem which can lead to getting plastic surgery preformed<br />The article stresses that a young person might not be finished growing, and that plastic surgery should not be a first resort to turn to for young people<br />Dr Ratusny, another surgeon, says in the article that ““Teens need to be really realistic with the fact that cosmetic surgery may be only one piece of many things that serve to improve aspects of themselves. There may be physical changes but the real change begins with who they are inside.”<br />
  10. 10. Who Is Against Plastic Surgery? (celebrities)<br />Although the media today pressures young people to look like the perfect Barbie doll images that we see on commercials and in magazines, many A list stars have spoken out on plastic surgery<br />Lady GaGa who is well known for her outrageous costumes and makeup has said that her dramatic look is all about the art of performance. She’s said that she is against plastic surgery and will “never go under the knife because it promotes insecurity and is more harmful than her own form of artists expression”<br />Other celebrities have also spoken out against plastic surgery such as Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz and Shakira. These women act as positive role models to insecure people all over the world. They promote individuality and model how to be independent confident and strong in who they are.<br />
  11. 11. How Does The Catholic Church Suggest That We Improve Ourselves Without The Use Of Plastic Surgery?<br />As Christians we know that God loves and accepts us for who we are, but sometimes it is difficult for us to see our own self worth<br />Our Church suggests that if we are unhappy with the way we see ourselves that we try to get involved with the community<br />By being an active member in charities or fundraisers that are benefiting others we learn that we should not be worried about something so insignificant as the “imperfections” in our appearances. <br />Our participation helps us see that there are others with much bigger problems in the world and we should focus more on them <br />The Catholic Church also tries to show us that there are ways that we can improve our appearance in non surgical ways. Ex. to slim down we can diet in stead of using liposuction to get the results <br />By using these suggestions we are looking for better, more respectful ways to continue to be ourselves but in a way that also allows us to be happier with who we are<br />
  12. 12. Application Teaching:<br />As Catholics we know that Jesus, God and the Holy Spirit are in our hearts, because of this our bodies become temples of worship<br />We need to treat our bodies as a special private place of worship and understand that we should not change or destroy it with alterations that are not necessary like plastic surgery<br />Changes that we make to our body not only harm ourselves but God because he is a part of us<br />God intended for us to look the way we do, and since we are all created in his image there is nothing wrong with the way that we look<br />Unless we need to have a procedure done for medical reasons, getting plastic surgery can be seen as an insult to God because we are basically saying that we know how to correct his ‘mistakes’ because we know better which is NOT the case<br />
  13. 13. Primary Resource- Survey Results<br />While at school I asked 30 Gr. 10 catholic boys and 30 Gr. 10 catholic girls the following questions;<br />Have you ever considered plastic surgery?<br />Would you ever actually use plastic surgery to change your physical appearance?<br />The results were as follows:<br />
  14. 14. These results show that younger girls are thinking about plastic surgery a lot more than young boys. More that half of the young girls said that they have thought about it, and more than half said that they would actually get something done. Also the results show that although people have considered plastic surgery, not all of those people would actually get any procedure done. However most of the young girls who were thinking about plastic surgery would actually get it preformed, only two changed their mind.<br />
  15. 15. WORK CITED:<br />http://www.catholic.com/thisrock/2001/0101qq.asp<br />http://www.aboardcertifiedplasticsurgeonresource.com/plastic_surgery/history.html<br />http://free-beauty-tips.glam.com/cosmeticsurgery.html<br />http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2010/12/10/exp.sbt.hollywood.plastic.surgery.cnn.html<br />http://www.fazeteen.com/issue13/teen_cosmetic_surgery.html<br />http://www.plasticsurgery.org/news&resources/statistics.html<br />http://ehow.com/about_475600_negative-effects-cosmetic-surgery.html<br />http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/body_image/plastic_surgery.html<br />

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