A friend and I were discussing the ethics of cosmetic surgery a few nights ago.
The questions we were left with were;
- If we are created in God’s image, what modifications can we make to the bodies He has given us?
- Is corrective cosmetic surgery (i.e. from burns, cuts, deformities) different from a purely superficial procedure (e.g. botox, rhinoplasty).
- Is cosmetic surgery different to tatoos?
There were others, but I am interested in others thoughts on the issue. I realise I have left a lot unsaid, but hopefully that will create discussion.
What do you think?