Should Teen Plastic Surgery Parties be Banned?

March 31, 2010
By Cassidy Priestley BRONZE, Jersey City, New Jersey
Cassidy Priestley BRONZE, Jersey City, New Jersey
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As unlikely as it sounds, now a days it’s not about the good ole’ fashion birthday party, but instead teen plastic surgery parties are the new trend. Yes, I said it plastic surgery parties for teens! As weird and terrifying as it seems these parties are a major hit to rich teenagers. I disagree with the whole idea of having these parties and think they should be banned.

To me the whole idea of a plastic surgery party sounds repulsive. Plastic surgery should not even be a mere thought to 15 and 16 year old girls and boys. Teenagers should be focusing more on school and future goals. Teens are just relinquishing their youth for plastic surgery, and these parties can be mentally unhealthy.

Plastic surgery is very dangerous and for people/teens to promote plastic surgery parties is even more dangerous. Of course, doctors will say, “It’s fine” or “You’re in good hands”, so they can make a quick buck, but they will not remind patients of how many people die from cosmetic surgery complications. 7 to 12 percent of plastic surgery patients die from the procedure. It may not seem a lot but 20 percent of people suffer from infection and bleeding. The risks may not be high, but there is always that chance your teenager could become a cosmetic surgery death statistic.

Finally, some people do not understand the influence plastic surgery parties have on teenagers. Plastic surgery can be very addictive, especially if a patient starts at a young age. People or teens that go to these parties also face a psychological disorder called Body Dysmorphic Disorder, also known as BDD. When teenagers go to these parties, they are influenced by plastic surgeon consultants about nose jobs, breast implants, lip injections, etc. They feel more insecure after they get the surgery and feel
they need more surgery.

Teen plastic surgery parties should be banned. They are unhealthy, dangerous, and can create cosmetic surgery addictions. Beauty is skin deep and I do not think teens need pointless parties that promote getting under the knife to prove it!

The author's comments:
I hope people will understand the dangers that follow from teen plastic surgery parties.

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This article has 7 comments.

Truth7 said...
on Sep. 24 2011 at 8:21 pm
I agree with you. Teens really need to understand that they are beautiful the way they are and should never let anyone tell them differently. Everyone that there own beauty and essence of themselvs. No one is supposed to looked identical, we weren't born that way. Well have to love ourselves enough know to change ourselves for someone elses standards. Well need to be realistic.

Joe K said...
on Apr. 19 2010 at 6:30 am
I'm amazed that this actually goes on. Parents do you know where your children are???

Pam K said...
on Apr. 13 2010 at 1:03 pm
This is a horrible sign of our times.  That our young girls lack self esteem and only looks are important.  Good Job Cassidy

SMac said...
on Apr. 13 2010 at 6:58 am
I have heard about this, but not much attention has been being paid to it so far.  For teen age girls plastic surgery should not be needed to boost their confidence.  We need to take the focus off on appearance .  As parents we need to let our kids know they are just perfect the way they are.

LouAloPri610 said...
on Apr. 12 2010 at 7:58 pm
WOW.... I never knew teens were attending parties like this... Where are the parents of these teens. Is this what money buys for these teens, the more you have the more, you don't know what to do with it... We as parents must talk to our teens and give more guidance. Life is to precious... Awesome article, Great Job to Cassidy P... 

NMR255 said...
on Apr. 12 2010 at 4:30 pm
I agree with this aurthor.  God made us in his image.  Why would we want to change anything that GOD has done.   I believe that plastic surgery should only be used in case of an accident, ie., burned in a fire, disfigured by circumstances beyond our control, ie., attacked , or even borned disfigured.  Plastic surgery alters the entire family; it not only affects the way a person looks but also the family reference.  In the family portiarts., we say "I look just like mommy. Not "who's that"  "why don't I look like mommy?". 
That's not what I want any of my children to say.  Do you? GOD Bless.  A Big "Thank You" to this aurthor. 

on Apr. 9 2010 at 4:18 pm
I couldn't agree more, such a grabbing topic... very intresting! Never heard of anything like that but now its dully noted! awesome article!

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