Cosmetic Surgery for Teens Essay
Review of the Literature
Of the 223,000 cosmetic surgeries in 2003 on patients who were 18 years old or younger, 39,000 of them were breast augmentation, nose reshaping, and liposuction. Many parents are giving their teenage daughters breast implants for gifts. However, parents and teens do not take into consideration that teens' bodies are still developing (Zuckerman, 2005). As the adolescent's body grows, body parts that seem to large or too small can become proportionate (Izenberg, 2004).