I've always wondered is there an Islamic position on plastic surgery which is carried out for cosmetic reasons i.e. unhappy with the way they looked? Or non-surgical procedures, for example skin lighting which is becoming very popular especially with the Pakistanis/Indians/Bangladeshi communities? Is there anyone who would consider having plastic surgery done or any non-surgical procedure done? What are your personal opinions on the matter of plastic surgery?
There is a lot of pressure to be light-skinned (even in some muslims who want spouses who are light skinned), have perfectly symmetrical features and have the cheek bone or chiseled jaw, six pack and etc.
Personally speaking plastic surgery is something that has always fascinated me and even want to become a plastic surgeon at one point, is there anything wrong with pursuing such a career?