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Cosmetic Surgery

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Cosmetic Surgery

Rabbi Steinsaltz raises the question of whether cosmetic surgery is permissible, considering that it involves a certain amount of self-harm and self-endangerment. He explains that the permissibility of such a surgery is decided based on a comparison of the current physical and psychological "damage" to the potential damages that such a surgery might cause.
Health, Illness and Healing, Medicine, Medical Ethics, Cosmetic Surgery

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