Plastic surgery is the go to solution for many people who do not like something about themselves. Whether it be procedures like rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), face lift or breast implants, millions of people get plastic surgery a year. When it comes to plastic surgery, one would assume the majority of plastic surgery patients are older people. People who have not comes to terms with getting older, and want to hold onto their youth a little longer. While that is mostly true, youthful people they may hope to emulate are getting work done too. Plastic surgery is on the rise among teenagers, and here are a few reasons why.
Kids can be cruel, and nothing is going to change that. Unless someone is blessed with natural good looks, there is likely something they dislike about their face or body. Their peers may also call attention and make fun of someone’s imperfections, like if they have a big nose or small breasts. These comments can be damaging to a person’s self esteem, and could be the cause of teenagers wanting or getting plastic surgery procedures.
Many teenagers are enamored with pop culture, and for good reason. Whether it be movies, music or TV shows, these forms of mass media are everywhere and some of it is catered almost exclusively to teens. Many of these performers are beautiful people, many of whom have likely had some plastic surgery procedures done themselves. Teenagers may have pictures of these celebrities on their walls, and seeing them on a daily basis could leave them with body image issues.
Angelina Jolie for example, is a famous actress and also considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. She is a thin woman with large breasts and prominent lips. To achieve her look, some girls may need breast implants, liposuction and collagen injections. Many people would not even consider doing all this work to achieve her look. However, some teenagers often act on impulse without considering the long term consequences, and have the psychological need to achieve perfect beauty.
The Dark Side To Surgery.
Teenagers are considered to be in the prime of their lives. After all, many of them have smooth skin, tight bodies and youthful good looks. Not willing to leave well enough alone, some of them get cosmetic surgeries to help them achieve what they consider perfection. However, this may prove to be a poor decision in the long run, as some cosmetic surgeries may require maintenance, and future treatments to keep up appearances. When plastic surgery goes wrong, it can leave someone with an unnatural appearance.
There are pros and cons to plastic surgery. It can do wonders to a person’s self esteem and even change their lifestyle for the better. It can also leave a person a grotesque version of their former self. Teenagers are starting to get plastic surgery at an alarming pace, and it is important they know what they are getting themselves into. Parents should talk with their teens, and decide together whether or not plastic surgery is the right choice to make. Doing so may change a teenager’s life.