Is it completely haram? I don't know and I don't think I'd ever get cosmetic surgery just in case it is but would you? The rates of nose jobs and the such are very high in Arab countries as well as in Iran so Muslims across the world are obviously getting it done but when there are people starving and don't even have water is it morally correct to spend thousands of pounds to make yourself look more attractive? And you have to think, especially hijabies, whats your intention of making yourself look more pleasing to the eye anyway? On the other hand, I'm sure there are people who were seriously paranoid about certain aspects of their body which could have steamed from bullying etc and this has affected parts of their life - should these people really be judged?
The reason why I'm writing this is because I have recently been watching this Arabic programme on MBC called 'Ma'a Joelle Ahahla' which translates to 'Prettier with Joelle'. It's basically a makeover programme that gets normal looking hijabies and non hijabies all transformed into a prettier them..but with surgery. Breast enlargements, nose jobs, botox, lipo, you name it and its been done on the show and very much normalised. In fact, by the end of it they look like different people no joke! But it's not this that annoys me about the show, it's the way they have advertised it. Basically, there's this average looking husband and a pretty wife watching TV and he's not paying her any attention, then Joelle (the plastic presenter above) suddenly pops out of nowhere and transforms the wife with a click of her fingers into this busty, plastic barbie doll and suddenly her husband's all interested in her. That's what makes me mad!!! Basically the message is that even if you are nice and naturally pretty and your husband is a minger you still have to have surgery for him to be interested. What a load of bull, I won't get married if that's how it goes! Anyway, I just want opinions to see what other Muslimahs think about it but in my opinion, if it's just to make you look nicer it's most likely haram because that money could be better spent.