Thursday, May 19, 2011

Childhood Plastic Surgery to Combat Bullying: A Disturbing Trend, Doctors say

Fox News (Houston, TX) May 18, 2011

"The number of children and teens getting plastic surgery has gone up 30 percent over the last decade.
More and more are resorting to operations to avoid being picked on and bullied.
Girl Gets Ears Pinned
You may remember South Dakota 1st grader Samantha Shaw. She went national after undergoing surgery to get her ears pinned back.
Her mom turned to plastic surgery as a preventative to bullying.
Shaw’s plastic surgeon believes there’s a difference between cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.
While that may be true, many people don’t make that distinction. They say plastic surgery is plastic surgery and is not appropriate for a young child or teenager." Read More

1 comment:

  1. Anyone who undergoes plastic surgery should just know their limitations. Of course, anyone can undergo any procedure as long as he or she fits the requirements and qualifications. For a child or a teen, it's still the sole responsibility of the parents if they will permit their child to do so. Such procedures exist because people need them anyway.

    Geoffrey Lelia