Cosmetic Surgery: Is it Ethical to do so?

Yesterday, I was having this conversation with a very gorgeous friend of mine, and she was telling me about the various surgeries that have been done by actresses in Bollywood, which have made them look quite beautiful. According to her, it was a totally inappropriate thing to do not only because it might have certain side effects but also because she considered it totally unethical on the part of actresses to show audiences something which is not true or natural.

After she left, I tried mulling over the same. My first thought was that, girls can be jealous, so may be she was just being a girl. But on second thoughts, she talked about being ethical and non-ethical, and I had to solve this mystery behind ethics.

The analysis started from the thought as to why girls would want to be beautiful? May be because it is quite cherished in our society and people like meeting and seeing beautiful people. Guys get attracted to girls in big time if the girl is gorgeous and sensuous, so that seems like quite a logical reason as to why girls would want to look sexy and hot.

In case of actresses, who are also girls and are in the business not only because they can act but also because they add tremendous glamor quotient to a movie. In fact, in lot of movies we have seen that actresses have very little role and what they end up doing is either performing a really sensuous song or just making the movie glamorous. This indeed gives some of the actresses, who are not very beautiful naturally or do not have a well-toned body/curves, a reason to go for Cosmetic surgeries or for Botox etc.

Now whether this is ethical or not depends on how you perceive it to be. Does it amount to giving audiences a fake show of what is not real? After all make-up does the same thing to a woman and when that is not considered unethical then why should a thing like cosmetic surgery should be considered unethical?

As far as the Bollywood business is concerned, they are there to make money and as they say “Sex Sells“, so they make sure that the actress in their movie look as pretty as possible. So, indeed the act of an actress going for cosmetic surgery is a reflection of the demands of our society towards film makers and this demand is passed on to the actresses who, in order to be popular and successful, find solace in the cosmetic surgery. After all, it’s about the demands of a society.

Do you think actresses should go for cosmetic surgery in order to enhance their beauty on and off-screen? (Let us know)

Source for Image: http://www.desitwist.com/bollywood-unlimited/shilpa-shetty-before-now-18469.html

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2 thoughts on “Cosmetic Surgery: Is it Ethical to do so?

  1. I don’t think there is an ‘ethical’ / ‘unethical’ perspective to this topic at all… its totally irrelevant. if its my body and my money, if there is an imperfection that I feel would effect my confidence, if the technology is prevailing to rectify such imperfections, why should anyone care? as you rightly said, all humans want to see beauty (or perfection rather) in this world..

    if something to be unethical it should affect commonly understood or accepted set of principles in a society. Does cosmetic surgeries have an effect on any?

  2. Very well said! and I believe in this too that everyone has a right to live in his/her own manner. Those who question these things siting ethical reasons are surely being naive about it.

    And if the World was so ethical after all, then why every matrimonial advertisement looks like: “Wanted a beautiful and good looking bride!”.

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