Absolutely prohibited esthetic surgery for under-18 year olds

by Beatrice Credi - 2017.06.22

Prohibit esthetic surgery for under-18 year olds. This drastic measure has been advanced by the Council of Bioethics in Enlgand, allarmed by the boom in operations undertaken for minors as young as 8 years old, for superficial reasons. A trend caused by at least three factors. First. Videogames and apps like Plastic Surgery Princess that modify the user’s photo and show him/her with a different nose, breasts, cheekbones, etc. encouraging kids from an early age to want to fit a certain esthetic stereotype. Second. The inability of parents to say “No” to their children’s requests for these interventions. Third. The irresponsibility of the surgeons, who don’t give a second thought to letting these adolescents in perfect condition go under the knife, just so they can earn money.

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