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Nonessential Plastic Surgery Must be Illegal to Minors

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Taylor Fussman

on 13 November 2013

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Transcript of Nonessential Plastic Surgery Must be Illegal to Minors

Nonessential Plastic Surgery Must Be Illegal To Minors
Counter Argument
Plastic surgery will improve their self esteem.

Body image changes rapidly
Unrealistic expectations for the surgery
Surgery cannot fix issues with self-esteem and self-worth
Works Cited
"Teenagers and Cosmetic Surgery." Dr Frances Pitsilis, Professional Speaker and Trainer, Media Work, Holistic and Integrated Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Cosmetic and Appearance Medicine. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://www.drfrances.co.nz/>.

"Cosmetic Surgery for Teens." N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <www.cosmeticsurgerytoday.com>.

"Teen Hormones." Horicon Public Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://www.horicon.lib.wi.us/>.

Zuckerman, Diana. "Body Image." Information on Women's Health & Sexuality - Our Bodies Ourselves. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://www.ourbodiesourselves.org/>.

Santorelli, Dina. "Teens and Cosmetic Surgery." Parenting Tips and Advice for Teen Problems & Everyday Life. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://www.parentingteensonline.com/>.

Unnecessary Health Risk
Reconstructive surgery is different than cosmetic surgery
Nose reshaping, breast augmentation, and liposuction are most common surgeries received
Dangerous risks are involved
Peer/Media Pressure
Desire to feel accepted
Tendency to compare themselves to others
Media sets unrealistic standards
Brain Maturity
Prefrontal Cortex is not fully developed
Areas of the brain mature at different rates
Parent or legal guardian bias
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