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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Teens Opt For Nip, Tuck As Quick Fix For Body-Image Issues

It’s no surprise that many young people don’t like what they see in the mirror, but a significant number now think about going under the knife in search of the perfect body.

Nearly 1 in 6 of 15- to 25-year-olds have considered breast implants, nose jobs, liposuction or other cosmetic procedures, according to a survey from global marketing agency InSites Consulting.

Each year, thousands of them go through with the procedures. Nearly 77,000 teenagers underwent elective plastic surgery last year, accounting for 5 percent of all cosmetic procedures performed in 2011, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Rhinoplasty topped the list, with 33,892 teens attempting to reshape their noses last year.


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