Do you think surgery to fix or remove birth defects ( that don't affect health) is the same as cosmetic surgery done to ehance appearance. One is done to create a normal apperance while the other is done to ehance apperance.
The title is wrong. The title is supposed to be are they similar?
My sister says she thinks there different a person born with a abnormal birth defect is just looking to correct it to create a normal apperance, while the other is done with the goal to make the persons apperance better in terms of beauty. What do you think?
It's cosmetic surgery still but i see it as different from breast jobs etc. I think there's cosmetic surgery to remove stuff (birthmarks, scars, abnormal growths) and then there's the vain kind of cosmetic surgery.
it is a type of cosmetic surgery. anything done to change appearance is referred to as cosmetic. don't listen to what other people think tho. if anyone wants to change their appearance they should be allowed to with no criticism. it's your body. do what you want with it.
Insurance wise, it is probably considered cosmetic surgery if it doesn't affect health. It's unfortunate that it is on par with elective plastic surgery that is often used to just enhance appearance, but its a broad category of surgery.
To me it is the same thing. Most people want to look attractive whether they are getting a breast augmentation or fixing a birth defect. My sister had jaw surgery and while it was needed we often joke that she got plastic surgery that was covered by health insurance.
They are slightly different but both still cosmetic unless for a medical reason (like fixing septum to help you breathe or something). Also have to think about people who maybe become injured in their life, like badly burned - it's not a birth defect but it is also not just done to enhance looks, more to return them to their previous appearance