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Would you approve of plastic surgery for your teenager?

  1. pb3131 profile image70
    pb3131posted 7 years ago

    Would you approve of plastic surgery for your teenager?

    Would you approve of plastic surgery procedures such as nose reshaping, breast lifts, breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks for your teenager?
    Please share why or why not...

  2. mkott profile image76
    mkottposted 7 years ago

    No.  Reason, they are still growing and maybe one should learn to be happy with their bodies.  Much of this would be solved if there wasn't such an imphasis on being "perfect".  One just has to look at how celebs are treated for gaining a little weight.  Jessica Simpson went up to a size 12 and many made a big fuss about it.  You would have thought she had packed on a 100 pounds!!  Young girls now days are so body conscious and worry about just gaining a little weight or their breast aren't big enough, etc, etc.  Only plastic surgery a teen needs is to fix something after an accident or for health reasons.

  3. SteveoMc profile image73
    SteveoMcposted 7 years ago

    No to most of it.  However, if the situation had medical basis, such as deviated septum or malformation that really made the teen different and uncomfortable around peers, I would consider it.    A simple surgery to correct a obvious flaw would be an easy decision for me.  Examples of this would be lopsided breasts, cleft lip or pallet, horribly shaped nose, etc.   Cosmetic changes that simply enhanced a feature would be a wait and see situation.

  4. MR.POINT OF VIEW profile image59
    MR.POINT OF VIEWposted 7 years ago

    Yeah if its not gooing to cost me an arm and a leg. No really I think it should be up to the parents not the teen because she'll want more of it until she end up looking like a monster. You know teens can get all carried away with something.

  5. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 7 years ago

    I would only approve if she has a nose as big as mine. Breast, lipo, tummy tucks - absolutely NOT!

  6. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 7 years ago

    Only if it were something you could call a 'flaw'; huge nose, ears that are not pinned back, hair-lip etc.. Breast enlargements, liposuction and so on wouldn't be considered - especially because the teenage body is still forming. Some of these things even 'correct' themselves with age.

  7. wingedcentaur profile image84
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    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
        a slogan).

    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?

    Good Luck!

  8. GdessLacey profile image56
    GdessLaceyposted 7 years ago

    For the items you are asking, in no way shape or form would I allow it. Teenagers need to understand that their bodies are beautiful as they are and that they won't stay the same shape forever, because they are still growing. For those particular surgeries it would be only to enhance their beauty which they need to be able to accept for themselves. Unless it was for their health benefit, but since you did not specify that I would assume that you mean only for beauty purposes.

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