Cosmetic Surgery Annotated Bibliography Essay
Thesis: Since cosmetic surgery can be a high risk procedure and may have a deleterious effect on people, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons should work towards eradicating procedures performed on patients under the age of eighteen.
Estrich, Susan. "Kids Shouldn 't Be Getting Plastic Surgery." Newsmax. Newsmax Media, Inc.,
12 Aug. 2011. Web. 11 Nov. 2015.
In her article “Kids Shouldn’t be Getting Plastic Surgery,” Susan Estrich contradicts the belief that it is a tolerable act to perform cosmetic surgery on teenagers. She firmly states the irrationality of going through a risky procedure while bodies are developing to her audience of mostly adults, specifically mothers. Showcasing actresses like Jane Fonda who is seventy three years old, she asserts that you can be too young for plastic surgery, but not too old. The …show more content…
She claims that most teenagers would only go through the intimidating process to have an outcome of higher self-esteem. She highlights the importance of paying attention to teenagers who desire procedures to her audience of adolescents and parents. She states that the desire to feel accepted at a young age is so strong, it can be disastrous if they ward of the teenagers wishes. She argues that if a minor wants to gain self-confidence through a procedure that doesn’t affect anyone else, then the public shouldn’t over stress the subject and make it an issue. She states that there are times when the surgeries should be reconsidered, such as doing it for someone else or trying to look wafer thin, which can be an indication of a psychological and nutritional problem. Though she states that there are risks to the procedures, she seems oversimplifies the topic to make it seem as if there was never an issue to begin