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    • Stephanie Kuleba
      • Breast augmentation surgery has increased nearly 64 percent since 2000.
      • Girls younger than 18 who got breast implants nearly tripled between 2002 and 2003.
    • Under Aged and Under the Knife: Teenage Plastic Surgery http://writelysew.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/about-weight-loss-surgery-ga-1.jpg By Kenzie Hruby
    • http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1458/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1458-1042.jpg Cosmetic vs. Reconstructive Surgery
        • Cosmetic Surgery
          • Principle purpose is to improve the appearance
          • To improve self-esteem
        • Reconstructive
          • Performed on abnormal structures of the body
          • To improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance.
    • Plastic Surgery and Teenagers
        • FDA guidelines suggest waiting until 22 years of age
        • For most surgeons, 16 or 17 is not an unreasonable age for many procedures, but each decision must be approached on a patient-by-patient basis
    • Rhinoplasty http://www.artsjournal.com/bookdaddy/Home_Photo_books.jpg
          • Makes up more than 50% of teenage plastic surgeries.
          • To straighten the bridge, remove a hump, reshape the tip or open breathing passages.
          • Generally not performed until 16 years old.
    • But is that old enough? http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/images/ency/fullsize/10172.jpg
            • Composed of bones of the nose, upper lateral cartilage, and lower cartilage
      • Growth of the nasal bone is completed around 14 or 15 for girls, a bit later for boys
      • New studies showed that anteroposteriorgrowthcontinues in both males and females after skeletal growth is complete
      • Hyaline cartilage continues to grow, even after surgery
    • Breast Augmentation http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1672/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1672R-8505.jpg
            • Breast development can continue into the late teens and early twenties.
            • Breast augmentation has a very high complication rate
            • Based on the implant makers own studies, the FDA concluded that about 40% of augmentation patients have at least one serious complication within three years after getting their saline implants.
    • http://www.bustwithattitude.com/breast-anatomy.jpg
    • http://www.webstockpro.com/Comp/Fancy/FAN1005179.JPG
    • Bibliography http://www.artsjournal.com/bookdaddy/Home_Photo_books.jpg (2008, March 26). Teen buried after failed breast surgery. Retrieved November 19, 2008, from Pajamadeen Web site: http: /www .pajamadeen. co m / health/kuebla Hirsch, Larissa (2006). Plastic surgery. Retrieved November 19, 2008, from Teen Health Web site: http://kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind / body_image/plastic_surgery.html Ullrich, D (2005, October 26). Plastic surgery has many faces. Retrieved October 28, 2008, from Health Link Web site: http:/ / healthlink .mcw.edu/article/1031002557.html   Wansbrough, J.B> (2007). Teen plastic surgery. Retrieved October 28, 2008, from FazeMagazine Web site: http://www.fazeteen.com/ fall2003 cosmeticsurgery .htm