Cosmetic surgery on teenagers
1. In text 1 Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Research Center for Women and Families Says that although patients who have undergone a cosmetic procedure, often do feel better about that particular body part, there isn’t some data to suggest that it improves their overall body image and self-esteem. Teenagers naturally begin to feel better about their appearance as they progress through adolescence. Dr. John Canedy, resident of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says that he is convinced that there is a group of teen patient that can be helped by cosmetic surgery, but that the doctors has to select them thoughtfully and that is a critical thing. Candey thinks that is not always easy, teenager’s ideas change quickly and therefor he says that it is important that a teenager has a long-standing and consistent desire to have cosmetic surgery. Although teenagers legally don’t sign consent for surgery and their parents do, they need to understand the risks involved. “Plastic surgery is still a surgery. There are real complications that can happen” Candey says. He thinks it is a part of his job as a doctor – not just a plastic surgeon.
In text 2 Kirsten at 18 years old of River Edge, began to develop curves at she was 15 years old; she was disappointed that the breasts didn’t follow. “They never grew, I didn’t feel like a women” she said. In fact, at 15 years old Kirsten wasn’t yet a women, but Kirsten is grown up in a world, where celebrities obsession and makeover TV show how to look gook. Kirsten’s mother and older sister had received breast implant – she wanted to look normal – Last May, as a high school graduation gift from her parents, she underwent breast augmentation surgery.
Critics says that with plastic surgery becoming more common, parents are more likely to find themselves having to learn how to say no to their son or daughter with low self-esteem who is begging for the came surgery fix the parents...