is no prohibition against Catholics having plastic surgery. Plastic surgery for someone
with a cleft palate, for a person burned in a fire or injured in an accident—these
are all fine if the person or a parent or guardian seeks them.
Like anything human, plastic surgery
could be abused. At some point, elective plastic surgery
could become a moral issue in terms of allowing or encouraging such surgery for those
able to pay while denying life-and-death surgery for those unable to pay. Medical
resources are not infinite, and some ways of allocating them could be immoral.