The quantity of plastic surgical procedures performed continues to top record numbers each year. Cosmetic surgery has become progressively more popular and is available to a wider range of individuals. Older people have procedures done to look younger and over-weight people get surgery done to be thinner. Men and women alike undergo plastic surgery to reshape the contours of their body. It has even been shown that teenagers are enthusiastic about plastic surgery.
A research study performed by GoodSurgeonGuide.co.ik said that 41 percent of girls between the ages of 13-16 years old are already considering a cosmetic procedure. That’s a little more than two in every five girls. Of the girls who said that they wanted a procedure done, 62 percent said they wanted bigger breasts, 55 percent wanted to change their teeth and 49 percent wanted some form of surgery for weight loss. Around 33 percent also thought that some nose work would be good too.
The study asked 1,012 girls in this age group about their views on cosmetic procedures and the answers were overwhelmingly positive from most of the girls. The media today has raised the awareness of the public concerning plastic surgeries. The majority of this media coverage is very flattering and thus, many people are more comfortable with considering cosmetic surgeries. It is not surprising that young girls have dreams of undergoing a procedure to make themselves more beautiful.
When asked about what concerns are making the girls consider plastic surgeries their answers were typical. Many teens are picked on at school about something and physical appearance is usually on the top of the list for bullies to pick at. Twenty-five percent of the girls said that they would change their appearance so that they would no longer be bullied about it at school. Celebrity worship is another category that pushed these girls to consider having plastic surgery. Most girls have some celebrity role model whom they idolize. Eleven percent said that considering a cosmetic procedure hinged on the fact that their celebrity role model had some plastic surgery done. Society promotes good looking bodies and pretty faces, as necessary for success, and teens see this idea everywhere they look.
Some of these teens, 49 percent, wanted to have the procedure now and 7 percent had already had some plastic surgery done. The co-founder of GoodSurgeonGuide.co.uk, Christiana Clogg commented, “If parents find themselves in situations where their children want surgery and they decide to support them, it is vital that the correct research is carried out to ensure teenagers don’t become victims of bad surgeons.”