Each year, about 220,000 teens have elected to get plastic surgery. It's up for debate whether or not that number is on the rise or the decline, but the problem persists. With almost a quarter million teenagers going under the knife for nose jobs, breast augmentations, ear shaping, and liposuction every 12 months, our teens are turning to cosmetic procedures in droves.
So -- is it a problem? Could be. If these teens are choosing to solve their alleged self-image issues with surgeries aimed to make them look like the ostensible standard of beauty, then yes, there could be a problem here.
As parents, what can we do about it?