Good Day pb31313
I would not approve of plastic surgery for my teenage daughter if I had one. I have three reasons for this.
1) I would let her know that she is absolutely beautiful (by the way don't add the words "just the way you are," -- seemingly innocuous words but I suspect such an addition would not be taken that way). I would let her know that she is absolutely beautiful and that no surgeon's knife could improve upon what nature (or 'God' if you prefer) has wrought.
A. I would probably talk to her about people who really need
plastic surgery. I'm talking about people in the developing
world, women and children who are the victims of all kinds
of heinous human rights abuses of all kinds, who really
need the sense of life-mending that may come with critical
plastic surgery (burns, mutilations, etc).
2) I want to focus on three procedures you mentioned: nose re-
shaping, liposuction, and tummy tucks. I would explain to her
that some of the most beautiful women in the world are so-
called full-figured models such as Crystal Renn, Kate Dillon,
etc. Kate Dillon has a wonderful quote she gave one time in
an interview. She said that she weighs herself frequently to
make sure she IS NOT LOSING weight, because she has
come to love her body so much. This is the kind of self-
acceptance we need to infuse our young women with --
beauty comes in all shapes and sizes (this is a reality not just
3) All surgery has risks. Who knows what serious complications
might arise and compromise her health forever for the sake of
relatively trivial cosmetic surgery procedures?