Should Teenagers Use Cosmetic Surgery To Enhance Their Body Image

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THE COSTS and RISKS in PURSUIT of PERFECTION Jasmin, is another 16 years old like any other girl. All throughout her middle and high school she has been bullied by other girls because of her nose is too long. All her family had a normal nose except for her. She decided to tell her mom about it and her mom let her do it. She got a cosmetic surgery on her nose to make it smaller. When all the process was done, she looked at herself in the mirror and cried. She regrets getting the surgery. But as she got older she just accepted how it was. She told her experience of plastic surgery and recommends girls to not get it until they are mature enough. Cosmetic surgery is plastic surgery dedicated to the reconstruction of facial and body defects. More than 236,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on patients ages 19 and younger. Some of the most common types of plastic surgery include nose jobs, too large breasts, acne or injuries. Teenagers should not use cosmetic surgery to enhance their body image because it is too expensive, it causes physical body effects and it also causes self-esteem problems. Teenagers should…show more content…
According to the article this makes teens have more induced abortions and fewer live births, also women with breast implants have been found to have significantly lower body mass indices and greater likelihoods or cigarette smoking (Sansone R. and Sansone L.). This means that because the body has been messed with it is harder to have a baby and having the surgery can make you have cancer. According to Sansone Lori A, “Patients without body dysmorphic disorder have higher rates of borderline, paranoid, personality disorders” (Sansone Lori A). This quote proves that patients who have some type of disorder can have access to paranoid, personality disorder etc. When you change something about your body it makes you have physical changes

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