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Lea told Harper's Bazaar last year that many managers told her to get a nose job and that she wasn't pretty enough. "But I proved them wrong," she said. Yes, she sure did! Experts say that more and more teens are embracing their ethnic heritage and don't want to blend in. They want to be who they are -- be themselves.
Interestingly, as rhinoplasty is on the decline for Jewish women, facial plastic surgery is on the rise for Asians and African-Americans -- though both want to maintain their ethnic features.
It was written on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons site that: "The typical Asian patient who has eyelid surgery desires a wider, fuller eye that is natural looking to the Asian face and maintains an almond shape. An African-American ... may want to reduce the size of their nose to achieve a harmonious balance with other facial features, but is not seeking a nose that is more European."
This news still makes me happy. Teens are seemingly proud of their heritage, proud of who they are. This is such great news for the self-esteem of kids at that very trying age. Now if only more teens were satisfied with the size of their breasts, so we could get those unnecessary breast augmentation numbers down. Baby steps.
What do you think of this news? Would you be okay with your teen wanting plastic surgery? What would you tell your teen if she wanted a nose job or other procedure?
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