Generally speaking, one is allowed to resort to plastic surgery to remove some kind of disfigurement that causes the one physical, psychological or emotional problems. Yet, Islam discourages any unnecessary plastic surgery which is sought for the mere purpose of excessive beautification.

Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America, states: “Plastic cosmetic surgery is permissible in Islam only if it can correct or improve a defect that bothers a person physically, emotionally or psychologically. It should be done when it is very much needed. Unnecessary plastic surgery, just to change the shape and style is a waste of time and money and is disliked according to the Shri`ah.”