According to the results of a poll that asked approximately 650 site users if they would allow their teenager to have plastic surgery to prevent bullying, about 68 percent of parents said ‘yes’. 24 percent of those surveyed said that they would most likely have their bullied teen get a nose job or ear pinning surgery.
According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the number of teens from ages 13 to 19 years undergoing plastic surgery has increased five percent from 2010 to 2011. Statistics for 2012 have yet to be released, but it may be very likely that the number continues to rise.
Recently a 14-year-old girl from Georgia was granted complimentary plastic surgery from an organization to put a stop to the bullying she had suffered in her young years. Teenagers and pre-teens are known to be cruel, but is plastic surgery the answer?
According to the recent survey results, it seems that parents would be more than happy to shell out a few thousand dollars for a teen plastic surgery in an effort to reduce bullying and even help the teenager have more self-esteem. In addition to nose jobs and ear pinning surgery, many teens head to the plastic surgeon’s office for procedures such as laser hair removal and even breast enhancement. Any teens under the age of 18 years of age must have their parent’s consent before undergoing a procedure and a parent or guardian typically accompanies the teen during the consultation and procedure.
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