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Cosmetic Surgery on Minors. - October 6th 2016, 02:48 AM

After a number of cardiac arrests and serious mistakes in the cosmetic surgery industry, the Australian Federal Government announced a number of measures to attempt to make the practice safer and more accountable. Among these is a requirement that all minors who approach cosmetic surgeons for treatment should be referred to counsellors and psychologists. To me, however, the idea that cosmetic surgery should continue to be allowed to be offered to minors is a disgrace.

The reason that minimum age requirements exist, the reason these sorts of industries and services are restricted is because it has been deemed that people that young are not sufficiently developed and able to make that decision on their own, to consider all the consequences and alternatives. A minor is affected by so many other factors, families, personal relationships, peer pressure, big events and so on, and this is amplified if you are talking about young women, which mostly likely, we are.

These are people we should be protecting from these sorts of influences and considerations that 'you are not good enough', 'you need to improve yourself', rather than accounting for their provision. For example, Napolean Perdis in the city I study in, provides discounts to young women, if they can prove school enrolment, by turning up in uniform, for example. To me, school girls are the last people they should be encouraging.

However, do you think that minors should be allowed to organise cosmetic surgery? It is worth noting that in Australia, people aged fourteen or over are allowed to take out any medical treatment of their choosing, and therefore have medical independence from their parents or guardians, but to me, cosmetic surgery is not medical intervention, considering the large amounts and the nature of external factors involved.


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Re: Cosmetic Surgery on Minors. - October 6th 2016, 04:01 PM

I don't think I'd be comfortable with the idea of letting a minor go through cosmetic surgery unless it's something reconstructive after an accident, etc. The thing with a minor is that their bodies are still changing and developing, so what if something screws with that?


   
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Re: Cosmetic Surgery on Minors. - October 7th 2016, 03:14 PM

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but to me, cosmetic surgery is not medical intervention, considering the large amounts and the nature of external factors involved.
I don't think minors should generally be allowed to have cosmetic surgery. Exceptions would be cases like if someone had an accident which affects their appearance.

The body simply changes too much in this period I think. Cosmetic surgery could not have the expected results 5 years later.

Plus it's a "vulnerable" age, when far too many people are irrationally self-conscious about their appearance, and would be willing to undertake cosmetic surgery even if there is absolutely no need for it. It's risky, expensive, and I also think it is exploitative. It piggy-bags on this culture of "high expectations" in terms of appearances, causing body image disorders etc. This shouldn't be encouraged, or given a platform to grow on either.

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Re: Cosmetic Surgery on Minors. - October 8th 2016, 05:40 PM

I don't really think that minors should be allowed to have cosmetic surgery but I think there are instances where it is acceptable.


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Re: Cosmetic Surgery on Minors. - October 8th 2016, 08:45 PM

I don't think they should be allowed surgery unless it's affecting their everyday life.
For example. One of the boys I used to babysit for had an Otoplasty (ear pinning) done when he was five because his ears protruded a fair amount and his doctor recommended doing it before he started kindergarten. He was so much happier afterwards. My friend had a breast reduction done when she 17 because they were affecting her back, neck and hurt a lot, among other reasons. She tried the chiropractor and other things before and her doctor recommended this route.

I think it's up to the individual but shouldn't be done before 18 unless there's a medical reason or depending on each individual case.
   
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Re: Cosmetic Surgery on Minors. - October 8th 2016, 09:42 PM

I really don't think they should be allowed, unless it's for reconstructive purposes. Your body changes so much during your teens, and part of that period is learning how to be comfortable in your own skin, and how can you do that if its not even your real skin anymore? Society puts so much pressure on young people to look a certain way, and I think there's something seriously wrong with a society where 14 year olds, who should be out enjoying their childhood still, feel they need to modify their features because they aren't 'attractive'


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Re: Cosmetic Surgery on Minors. - October 8th 2016, 11:25 PM

I don't think minors should be allowed to have cosmetic surgeries unless it is in someway a health problem, such as a deviated septum making it hard to breath. One of my friends wanted to get her nose done because she believed she was ugly and hated herself and stuff and I hear about those sorts of stories a lot and I think that simply changing a feature won't fix those deep seated insecurities for most people. It's not that I have a problem with people wanting bigger or smaller boobs, a different nose etc, if you've got the cash then go for it, you know? But I also think people shouldn't be making those changing out of a feeling of self loathing. If they've done a tone of soul searching they still hate it, then all the power to them.




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Re: Cosmetic Surgery on Minors. - October 9th 2016, 09:45 PM

I guess I'd want a precise definition of cosmetic surgery, and define whether or not it'd be with parents' permission or not. That's pretty broad, and can include many different types of surgical procedures which have many different risks and purposes. I wouldn't want to create a broad ban of them without breaking that down a bit more.


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Re: Cosmetic Surgery on Minors. - October 10th 2016, 07:55 AM

Ugh... I think cosmetic surgery on minors is really sketchy. My brother had to get some after a car accident, but not much. However, it's a weird trend in Korea for girls to "westernize" their eyelids after high school graduation to create a double lid effect (not as drastic as it sounds).
I just hate the idea of cosmetic surgery for vanity's sake in general. Actually, anything for vanity's sake in general. I tend to be very minimalistic, and I take pride in the fact that I can look good without surgery, piercings, tats, jewelry, flashy clothes, or even slightly styled hair. I also prefer girls that don't use tons of makeup and generally apply to those rules, although I care significantly less about other peoples' habits.
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Re: Cosmetic Surgery on Minors. - October 21st 2016, 10:39 PM

What kind of cosmetic surgery were they getting? There are legit procedures that should be done. Without more info about the procedures, it is hard to say.
   
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