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Cosmetic maintenance...for 10 year olds?

February 24, 2012
http://www.thebostonchannel.com/health/30525815/detail.html

I just ran across this article from my home town TV station about a Newport Beach plastic surgeon performing cosmetic procedures on his young (and I do mean young!) daughters. Breast implants at 18, surgery to change a bellybutton at 10, etc. The most concerning of these procedures, however is the regular Botox and "other cosmetic procedures," defended by the surgeon as maintenance procedures to prevent aging. There is nothing wrong with maintenance procedures to slow the visible signs of aging. In an adult. Different story when it comes to children who need to be hearing from their parents (of all people!) that they are great just the way they are. Unconditional parental love in childhood is the foundation for later psychological stability. Giving your kids the message that they need medical intervention to keep looking pretty...well, that seems awfully unhealthy to me.

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