According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ website, there were almost 220,000 surgeries in 2010 on patients between the ages of 13 and 18. A large number of these cosmetic surgery patients are assumed to have gone under the knife due to self-consciousness about their appearance.
Today, bullying is a major issue so it should be no surprise that these statistics are on the radar of the School Bullying Council. This is a controversial issue in general, but the controversy applies in the field of plastic surgery as well. This is because plastic surgeons try and provide permanent services only to those that have carefully thought through their decisions and are doing it for the right reasons.
It could be debated whether children choosing plastic surgery are doing it for themselves. While it could improve their day-to-day interactions if they are victims of bullying, it is not for the right reasons. Outside pressures encouraging adolescents to have plastic surgery means that their motivations are not the right ones.
Parents need to provide authorization for teens that are considering plastic surgery provided they are under 18. This means that they have the opportunity to learn about the intentions of their children before agreeing to allow them to have surgery.
Gaining Confidecnce with Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery can help transform people from the inside out. However, this is only true when it is done for the right reasons. If you or someone in your life is ready to go under the knife, contact us today.