Cosmetic Surgery Essay

1853 Words Aug 8th, 2010 8 Pages
Cosmetic Surgery on Teenagers

Shirrena E. Perkins

Course: COM/150

February 28, 2010

Grace Clausing
Table of Contents • Introduction

• Body and Mind Still Developing During Teenage Years

• Is It All Right To Seek Surgery With Unrealistic Expectations

• Regrets

• Legal or Illegal

• Conclusion


A desire among teenagers to undergo cosmetic surgery has been on a rapid rise. This can mostly be contributed to these new reality television shows that now air on a weekly basis that they have become addicted to watching. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) (2010) stated, “More than 219,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on people
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It may be very well accredited to the fact that one is not emotionally mature enough or their communication skills may not have fully developed therefore, he or she is not mature enough to decide that cosmetic surgery would be the fix for their social dilemma. According to, Marianne (2003), author of Cosmetic Surgery Is Okay for Teenagers, (para. 1), she says, “Of course combing your hair and having a rhinoplasty [nose job] are two different things – but if one gives you better self-confidence, and it isn’t hurting another – what’s the problem?” Some sort of self confidence sometimes does not come until a certain level of maturity has been reached, another reason why one should not consider cosmetic surgery while in their teenage years. There was a television show that appeared on MTV called, I Want a Famous Face. It featured teenagers and young adults wanting to look like a celebrity. Some had cosmetic surgery performed on their body to obtain their celebrity look. These young minds do not take into consideration that their genes are what make them who they are today and changing a feature on their face is not going to make them look exactly like someone else. Sadly, if after having surgery, their goal to look like a person has not been accomplished, he or she may be

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