“In 2003, more than 223,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on patients 18 years of age or younger, and almost 39,000 were surgical procedures such as nose reshaping, breast lifts, breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks” (Diana Zuckerman, 2).
There are no studies to prove that plastic surgery does any type of positive influences on young adults.
A recent study, Body Image Satisfaction In Adolescent Girls and Boys: A Longitudinal Study written by Maijaliisa Rauste-von Wright within the Journal of Youth and Adolescents found that adolescents from age 11 to 18 found rates of body image satisfaction were highest at age 18 within males and females and with that the satisfaction of individuals varied as a their age and developmental stage increased.
Everyone has insecurities about their bodies, but everyone is different! Everybody has something beautiful to offer, don’t let a piece of artificial plastic change your natural beauty. Keep on growing and keep on moving on in life. Learn to love your body, before you’ll have to love the plastic.
Something to try:
Write down 5 items that your body lets you do each day!
1) Walking to class
2) Eating a delicious lunch with friends!
3) Taking a bike ride
4) Playing with your cat or dog
5) Writing that 10 page paper that has been hanging over your head the past week