Do it for yourself

Oct 222003
Authors: Collegian Editorial Staff


Shandra Jordan, editor in chief

Colleen Buhrer, managing editor

Patrick Crossland, regional/state editor

Jason Kosena, assistant campus editor

Willow Welter, visual editor

Christopher J. Ortiz, opinion editorDo it for yourself

This week, The Dish takes a look at plastic surgery in America.

For a lot of people, plastic surgery can bring self-esteem and

confidence in their lives. We feel people considering the option of

plastic surgery should go under the knife for themselves – not for


People looking to change their appearance should weigh all

options, not just plastic surgery. Anything done in excess is abuse

and the same goes for plastic surgery.

For people who are considering plastic surgery for corrective

purposes, you have to be realistic about the outcome of the

surgery. We live in a world where first reactions are based almost

completely on looks and for some people, correcting birth marks,

removing scars or getting a liposuction can improve their


Only the person considering plastic surgery can make the

decision whether it is the right choice. Though we feel that the

person should make the ultimate decision, all considerations should

be weighed by consulting a doctor and looking at the positive and

negative consequences of this possible life-changing procedure.

For cosmetic reasons, plastic surgery should not be the first

option considered. A lot of Americans look for the quick and easy

way out and plastic surgery should not be considered a routine


Almost everyone would change one thing about his/her appearance.

A nip here, a tuck here. But the important thing is you are happy

with who you are at the end of the day; surgery can only help

someone like himself/herself better.

Patrick has had plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons.





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