The facts are in: According to the New York Times, plastic surgery is rising steadily in teens (and even tweens) and with girls like Heidi Montag Pratt as potential “role-models” for girls, we should be very very scared. The 23-year-old reality star recently underwent no less than TEN plastic surgeries in one day — everything from getting F-sized boobs to face injections and a chin implant. It’s scarily not uncommon, for parents to buy their kids boob-jobs for graduation, but isn’t this going just a little bit too far?
What Would You Do?
Heidi is of course, an extreme example of plastic surgery (gone terribly over the top wrong) but the girl is ALL over the place; on television, in magazines, on newsstands. Rumor has it, Heidi did not tell her mother she would be undergoing these procedures and when Heidi went home for the first time, her mother was in complete shock over her new look What would you do, if your daughter came home one day looking like that?
Chances are, your kids aren’t going to be running around behind your back undergoing an extreme amount of surgeries — who could pay for it anyway?! But, it wouldn’t be a total surprise if one day your kid got embarrassed by her extra belly fat, her lack of boobs, or the bump in her nose. Right? So. What would you do? Would you consider letting them go under the knife, and at what age? Would you go so fas as to consider letting your daughter get a boob job for graduation or a birthday? And at what age?
We asked you on facebook what you would do if your daughter came home looking like Heidi Montag, and this is what some of you moms had to say:
“I would probably faint” — Adriana Nobrega Giorgetti
“I would hope that I have raised them well enough to know that there is no need to do something like that” — Barbara Randall Gibbs
“Slap the hell out of her”–Smith Mel
“I think she looks terrible” — Kimberly Kepler Higgins
“She looks SO weird. She looked better before. I don’t know why she had to go to such extremes. I would really hope my daughter and I can talk about her concerns and worries before she goes drastic.”