There's such a negative stigma surrounding these procedures. I know they're cosmetic (and generally permanent) but seriously I don't understand what the big fuss is about.
People are encouraged to be the best they can be academically and health-wise at school, so when you become older what is stopping you from being the most attractive self you can be?
I was looking at this profile of a really gorgeous girl on instagram with my friends when one of them said, "Oh, she probably had plastic surgery so it doesn't count." In comparison, if a person did amazingly well on an exam, nobody would say "Oh, he had a private tutor so his marks don't count."
(This is the girl from instagram, who has undergone LOTS of plastic surgery)
Sure, I understand how it may negatively impact your/other's self esteem but as a high school student, I've spent the last years of my life striving to achieve my full potential in literally everything else, including the physical attractiveness of your body. If the only thing holding me back from being the most beautiful I can be is my nose, should I be harshly judged for getting a nose job? (Of course,
Another interesting (but not directly related) point is how in plent of young adult literature, advanced future civilisations are a big fan of body modification.
If these books are describing the near future to have plastic surgery being the norm, then doesn't that mean that we will slowly accept these operations anyway?
I understand that encouraging these procedures may cause young poeple to have low self esteem if they do not decide to change themselves, and we should embrace our flaws. All I'm asking is why should you be socially punished for editing them?
Anyway this is just my opinion, let me know what you think!