When we witness a senseless attack on society such as 9/11 or the bombing at the Boston Marathon, the first instincts are usually sadness and possibly fear. We reassess what we do, where we go, how we travel, and become more suspicious of people and situations around us. These are all natural responses, and it is difficult to change them.
What we should do is support the victims, seek out the people who committed the crimes, bring them to justice, and figure out how to prevent it from happening in the future. With the Marathon incident, I believe that is where we are right now.
What does this have to do with Plastic Surgery? I feel that Cosmetic Plastic Surgery is the epitome of the American way of life. We do not apologize for success and the ability to invest our hard earned money in our own happiness. Whether it is a new pair of shoes, a fancy car, or a little liposuction, it is our right to enjoy.
I am well aware that there are more important things in life then your appearance, and for some Plastic Surgery is frivolous. I am not suggesting that Plastic Surgery is a way to protest terrorism. What I suggest is that we be vigilant, but not change what it means to be an American, and enjoy the freedoms our ancestors have fought so hard for.