In a recent bettyconfidential.com blog, writer Cate Thompson explores the phenomenon of teens wanting--and getting--plastic surgery. The pressure to be "perfect" is so intense for teenagers, especially girls, it seems it takes self-awareness of steel to resist. But for the teens who feel they can't live with their imperfections--should the option for plastic surgery even be on the table?
From the blog: What I find disappointing and a little disturbing is when I see teens - I'm talking kids 12 to 17 years old - lounging on the comfy plush sofas in the spa's waiting area, obliviously texting friends, to have anything and everything done, from lip injections to Botox to microdermabrasion to more invasive surgery like liposuction, chin and/or cheek implants, or rhinoplasty. These kids are not in there on their own accord. They couldn't have any of these procedures done without the consent of a parent, some of whom set up the appointment as a fun mother-and-daughter bonding session.
What's your take on this? Would you let your daughter have any form of plastic surgery?