Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, former president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), states: “The general rule in Islam is that one should be satisfied with the way Allah has created him/her. One should not spend too much time or money on changing one’s shape or style.
Instead of wasting ones time being preoccupied with the body, one should rather give time to worshipping Allah as well as doing other righteous and charitable acts.
Allah Almighty says: “[Satan said: I] will command them [people] to change what Allah has created…” (An-Nisa’: 119)
In his hadith, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have cursed “the tattooer and the person who is tattooed and the one who shortens the teeth and one whose teeth are shortened.” (Reported by Muslim).
In another hadith, the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) is reported to have condemned those women who widen the gap between their teeth for the sake of beauty.
On the basis of the aforementioned Qur’anic verse and Prophetic hadiths, Muslim jurists considered all cosmetic surgeries haram, unless they are done to correct a defect that causes hardship to a person physically or psychologically or to improve his/her performance.
In the famous book of Al-Fatawa Al-Hindiyah, it is mentioned that if a person has an extra finger in his hand or a similar problem, then there is no harm to remove it.
In his book, ‘The Lawful and the Prohibited in Islam’, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi has mentioned an Egyptian jurist’s statement who says: It may happen that a person has an unusual physical defect which attracts the attention of others to the point of inflicting physical and psychological pain every time he meets people. In this case, he may treat the defect and thus alleviate the embarrassment, which made his life miserable. Allah, the Most Merciful has imposed no hardship on us in religion.”