OPINIONS The importance of cosmetic surgery to those with physical deformities


The importance of cosmetic surgery to those with physical deformities

By Wang Jia | People's Daily app

14:30, November 24, 2017

Noppajit Monlin, a 22-year-old man from Thailand who was born with a congenital facial deformity, has been transformed to a handsome man through a series of cosmetic surgeries, which gave him hope in life.

Monlin was born with an abnormally twisted face. Such a facial deformity made it difficult for him to chew or speak like normal people, of which he was extremely embarrassed.

Filled with self-abasement and self-disparagement, Monlin entered a cosmetic surgery TV program which sent him to South Korea for cosmetic surgery to repair his chin, forehead and eyes. After a series of surgeries, Monlin’s appearance has changed, renewing his confidence in leading a new life as a good-looking man.

The growing popularity of cosmetic surgery comes with potential threats and risks due to a number of failed cases. This has sparked a lively debate.

For those who have congenital facial deformities like Monlin, cosmetic surgery is the answer. The same is true for those who get disfigured from severe accidents such as car crashes and burns, because they suffer from trauma and depression.

Hence, the failure of cosmetic surgeries may be far less serious than what their physical deformities have already caused, and these people regard cosmetic surgery as a vital opportunity to improve their status, a turning point in their lives. 

Discussions on the effects of cosmetic surgery should take this special group’s needs and appeals into account, rather than focusing on normal people’s cases. Putting cosmetic surgery in perspective, people should truly take advantage of its magical power for the benefit of those who need it most. 

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