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Physicians including cosmetic surgeons have many responsibilities that are inherent with their professions Included in these are the decisions that the surgeon must make when deciding if and how to do a certain medical procedure They must first of all make certain to ensure the health and safety of their patient while performing a procedure successfully But should cosmetic surgeons also be handed the responsibility to decide if a certain surgery is morally suspect or an immoral request to change ones appearance Margaret Olivia Little author of Cosmetic Surgery Suspect Norms and the Ethics of Complicity argues that cosmetic surgeons should be responsible for filtering out morally suspect cases and refusing to do surgeries that may not be moral She has come up with a post modernist view on this subject I however agree with the more modernist mainstream model I feel that it should not be the responsibility of the surgeon to decide what is moral and what isnt when approached by a patient who may request a surgery The surgeon has a certain amount of responsibility when asked to perform a surgery Their primary concern should be whether or not this surgery is going to have an adverse effect on the patients health Why should the surgeon be bothered with whether or not the procedure is going to have an adverse effect on society It would disrupt the concentration of the physician if they had to spend time thinking about whether or not the surgery is morally right When a surgeon is preparing to do a surgery their focus should be on how they are going to do it and what precautions are necessary to ensure the safety of the patient and not is this the moral thing to do Similarly when a surgeon is performing a surgery their attention should be focused on the task at hand and not did I make the right decision about whether or not to do this
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