Essay on Pro Teen Plastic Surgery Debate Information
Historical event- She is just 14, going to undergo plastic surgery. her face bears the painful-looking raised scars and puckered skin of a burn victim. Blikis was burned in an acid attack. Acid eating through the skin on their faces, destroying cartilage and bone in minuetes. As she waits for her first surgery to help restore her face and her future.
Driscoll, Amy. "World of Hope for Acid Attack Victim." Miami Herald (Miami, FL). 15 Jul 2001: 1B+. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 29 Mar
Expert opinion- common cysts and moles, to the most complex congenital defects and birth abnormalities. General reconstructive surgery
Children’s plastic surgeons also perform procedures for complex reconstructive problems caused …show more content…
Dr. McGuire: Breast reduction is relatively common. Some young girls develop overly large breasts, hypertrophy, at a young age. This procedure is also increasingly common in boys too (gynecomastia), with over 14,000 operations performed on boys aged 13-19 in 2008. On the other hand, some young women want breast enlargement because they want to have normal-sized breasts that are harmonious with their body. Then there are young women whose breasts grow to be noticeably different sizes, and so surgery is done to make the 2 sides equal. Otoplasty (ear surgery) is a common procedure for kids around 6 years of age who are teased mercilessly by their peers.
Medscape: Surgery is a permanent thing; are teens mature enough to really understand that?
Dr. McGuire: In some cases, yes, and in some cases, no. It's not only about their chronologic age but also their emotional age. Some teens are very emotionally mature, whereas some 25-year-olds are not. If a teen is emotionally mature and presents himself or herself as understanding what's involved, why they're doing this, and has realistic expectations, then it's appropriate. But if a 12-year-old comes in wanting rhinoplasty and is unusually emotionally mature, it would still be inappropriate to do the surgery because her nose has not grown fully.
Medscape: Do teens really understand the permanence of procedures?
Dr. McGuire: There is the permanence of a procedure plus