I don't know of a single country that has insurance which covers cosmetic surgery. Should it be?
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The line should be drawn more clearly about elective and non elective cosmetic surgeries. If it is done for physical health benefits- better eyesight, better beathing for a deviated septum then yes, it should be covered.
The problem with covering ALL cosmetic surgeries is that you are more likely to have people who nonchalantly go and get cosmetic surgeries. A lot of people want to make the argument that making it completely accessible is similar to making drugs completely accessible- the ease at which one can get it takes the lure out of it. However, the difference is, legality has NOTHING to do with why people don't use drugs- its a moral thing. With plastic surgery, many people don't get it because of how expensive it is.
That being said, if anyone over the age of 18 can go in and get cosmetic surgery, it gives anyone an excuse to get surgery done. Hell, I would have had lipsuction already and I am only 22. It also creates a slippery slope for those with major self esteem issues and could trigger Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Quite frankly, making surgery harder to get is ideal. It prevents hasty decisions.0