YouSpeak: Plastic Surgery
Would you go under the knife?
In 1996, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, about 14,000 teenagers had some kind of elective plastic surgery. In 2010, the number was 219,000. What’s up with that?
Rhinoplasty (nose job) is the most popular alteration, and breast augmentation, octoplasty (usually involving ear-pinning), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), liposuction, and male breast reduction are also high on the list.
A survey conducted last year by the marketing research firm InSites Consulting found that more than 88 percent of girls aged 15 to 25 would change something about their body if it was easily feasible; 73 percent of boys would do the same.
With those numbers in mind, this week’s “YouSpeak” asks: “Would you ever consider having plastic surgery?”
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