Friday, January 14, 2011

Teens seek plastic surgery to combat bullying

WLS 890 AM (New York, NY) January 13, 2011

"There is a small but growing number of teenagers who say being teased or bullied prompted them to consider or even undergo cosmetic surgery. Nearly 90,000 teenagers had cosmetic surgery in 2007, and doctors say the numbers are growing.
'I do see a fair amount of parents coming in with their child because of bullying and teasing and feelings of self-consciousness,' Dr. Michael Fiorillo, a cosmetic surgeon, said. 'My preference is, of course, to work out the issues first, the bullying, the teasing. But there are certain situations where people are mature enough. And surgery is a final resort.'
Popular cosmetic surgeries for teenagers include nose jobs, breast reductions, breast augmentations, ear tucks and Botox injections." Read More

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