Stop Tolerating Unsafe Plastic Surgeries


Target: President of Brazil Dilma Rouseff

Goal: Stop allowing botch plastic surgeries in Brazil.

Andressa Urach is a Brazilian model that spent a frightening 30 days in the hospital for thigh injections gone wrong. Her legs become infected due to the severe amount of hydrogel she put in them. It was also reported by CNN that the hydrogel she had injected into her legs is no longer legal in Brazil. Even if that is true, there needs to be higher standards in a country in which plastic surgery is so popular.

Brazil is known for many things, one of them is the culture obsession known as the Brazilian butt. The Brazilian butt lift is not only a cosmetic procedure, but has also been made into exercise to achieve that look. In 2013, it was reported by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery that Brazil has had the highest number of plastic surgeries conducted in the world. Urach has spoken out about feeling the pressure of the media standards for perfection as to one of the reasons for her many procedures.

The desire to be perfect is one that many feel throughout the world. Urach felt that the only way to become beautiful was through going under the knife. Women and men should be encouraged to feel that they are beautiful no matter what. The issue with unrealistic standards is a serious one. However, even if one cannot stop people from obtaining plastic surgeries, they can protect people from untrained doctors or hazardous procedures.

By signing this petition, you are asking for improved standards for cosmetic procedures and doctors conducting these surgeries. You are saying that even if an injection used is illegal, there needs to be an investigation and laws that prohibit untrained surgeries and controversial procedures.


Dear President Dilma Rousseff,

Brazil’s plastic surgeries are at an all time high. Model Andressa Urach suffered the consequences for one of her many procedures, and was in critical condition because of it. Urach is now recuperating, thankfully, but another person may not have the same outcome. The requirements for plastic surgery training and licensing in Brazil need to be stricter. Also, there should be a detailed investigation done as to which surgeries are too risky to perform.

The impossible need for perfection is a problem globally. Although it would be difficult to completely halt all plastic surgeries or advertisements encouraging one to look a certain way, the people who receive these surgeries should be kept safe. Yes, there is a danger with any surgery, but this danger can be reduced by using a sufficiently trained surgeon or using a different treatment.

President Dilma Rousseff, I’m urging you to investigate the plastic surgeries occurring in Brazil and to make stricter regulations as to who is allowed to perform these procedures. Those unauthorized doctors will think twice about operating knowing that there are unyielding rules about the consequences of committing this crime.


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