Back-to-School Plastic Surgery: Going Too Far? [infographic]

August 3, 2012 |  by  |  Health
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The number of teens and children getting plastic surgery in the last ten years has gone up 30%. Either parents are getting worse at making their children feel good about themselves, or our kids are getting uglier and I don’t believe the latter. Is giving your child plastic surgery a good idea? My opinion is no. Your child is a child and I’m sure they do not make the best decisions all the time. Tell them to wait until 18 when they notice looking perfect isn’t always attractive.

Bullying has been a problem in schools since education’s inception. Having acne and other problems can lead to unfortunate name calling or other juvenile activities. Acne can really have an impact on how a teen can view themselves compared to their peers. Always washing my face and pillow cases are some of the tricks I figured out back in my puberty days to keep the acne away. I was lucky and never required more serious treatment, but acne is not alone – cosmetic surgery trends in children seem to only be on the rise. [Via]

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  • KT

    Sad statistics.  I think Hollywood/media plays a large role as well, in giving children unrealistic expectations of what beauty should be.  I must say, though, that last quote really bugs me.  “The government needs to do something about this”??  Can we stop expecting/asking the government to do EVERYTHING for us, and take a stand on our own??  Parents can talk at PTA meetings and get teachers more involved; get student counselors or other groups to come do lessons on self image; teach students and staff how to notice and address bullying.  Stop asking the govn’t to come in and control everything!  Are we so inept as to always need them to babysit us?  Can we do nothing for ourselves anymore?  Look at Jamie Oliver – a regular citizen who has created a national wave of the Food Revolution for healthier eating for kids and schools.  We CAN make changes WITHOUT needing to be Nanny Stated. (/rant)

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  • Julia Speska

    Very sad statistics and problems are increasing day by day.