Stats show teen plastic surgery rises – Investigating the phenomenon
It’s quite an impressive fact that almost 64000 teens opt for plastic surgery every year! We also need to notice most of such procedures take place during the summer months so students come back to school on September with new boobs, noses etc. Judgement for these children is obviously not the solution on such a trend but one should ask what lies behind this craze. A student who had boobs boost comments: “People go through so many changes at my age, anyway, they may not notice,” and adds “I just feel so much happier now, more comfortable in my own skin” . Would it make sense one to ask oneself which is the core of this feeling of happiness that follows a plastic surgery? Is it all about self esteem or something more.. actual?
Physicians believe this trend’s roots lie in the influence of famous role models like Iggy Azalea (boobs job) and Kylie Jenner (lip injections) and in this selfie craze. Dr. Matthew Schulman, a plastic surgeon of Park Avenue comments: “Between social media and reality television, nobody thinks twice about plastic surgery anymore, and it trickles down to the teens,” and adds “That was virtually unheard of five years ago”.
For the moment physicians seem to be careful when it comes to teen plastic surgery.. having consultation with children they try to find whether the motive behind a surgery is the desire of children to look like their idols or if there is a genuine physical issue. Also many of them investigate if psychological issues lie behind such trends, but probably they should wonder whether an actual/radical solution to a psychological problem can be given by means of plastic surgery.
Some surgeons are trully sensitive on this huge issue. Dr. Sam Rizk, a plastic surgeon based on Manhattan comments: “We turn patients away frequently if they have unrealistic expectations, or they are not mature enough to really know what they want and to understand the process,” and adds“I also won’t operate on a teen who has a good-looking, functioning nose and doesn’t really need anything done.”
Here at LipoAdvisor we feel it’s essential to highlight the importance of the issue and call physicians to be extremely careful when facing such issues.. please spend a few moments to read our detailed view on the matter of aesthetics!