Originally Posted by jstyle
Originally Posted by jetta_07
i think i would be way too scared to get plastic surgery - i know it is really rare, but the thought of dying just to be more attractive is kinda scary.
i am not being judgemental, but if someone has really low self esteem issues, plastic surgery is not going to fix it.
I have seen teens with B cup breasts and they are going on about how much of an outcast they are b/c they don't have D cups, so they need implants
The body is still changing and breasts can continue growing up until age 21, so I dont think teens should be allowed to have this done.
teenage girls dont go out with their buddies to the doctors office to get their boobs done like they go to the mall. and its not just few hundred dollars.
the way you said it sounds like every girl with B cups under the age of 21 are going out getting boob jobs which is not true
hmm...i think you misunderstood. by no means do i think that most teens are going out getting boob jobs even if they are unhappy with themselves. i am just talking about the ones i have read about or heard about on TV.
here are some numbers taken from 2004:
Last year, 3,841 women 18 or younger underwent breast augmentation, a 24-percent jump from 3,095 in 2002, which represents a 19-percent increase from 2,596 in 2001, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Only 978 girls had the procedure in 1992. (Women between 19 and 34 account for a large segment of those getting implants; 114,005 last year.)
The phenomenon is taking off across the country, but doctors say implants are especially popular in Texas and California. "Breasts are a fashion item," said Dr. Garry Brody, professor of plastic surgery at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. "In the 1920s--the flapper era--women were binding their breasts to make them look smaller to suit the fashions."
"When I graduated high school in 1990, the big thing was nose jobs," said Jo Trizila, director of media relations for the Greater Dallas Chamber. Now, 8 of her 10 friends have implants. Those who couldn't afford them took out a loan.
Its safe to say that a larger percentage of teens (who have parents who have the money and are willing) are getting breast implants.