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Topic : 08/14 Teens: Pressure to Be Pretty

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Created on : Friday, April 24, 2009, 02:53:42 pm
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(Original Air Date: 05/01/09) Cosmetic surgery among teens 18 and younger has more than tripled over a 10-year period. Dr. Phil talks to young women who say they face pressure from the media, their peers and even their own parents to be beautiful. Eighteen-year-old Jennifer says her mom, Martha, wants her to get liposuction, breast implants, a nose job and laser hair removal because she says beauty sells. Jennifer says she’s satisfied with her looks, and she wants her mom to back off. Dr. Phil gives Martha a wake-up call, and it’s not pretty! Then, 18-year-old Ashley says she wants a second breast implant surgery to increase to a Double-D cup size because “pretty people get more opportunities in life.” Ashley’s father and stepmother say the first surgery was necessary to boost Ashley’s self-esteem, but they’re against her getting any more procedures. Will Ashley change her mind about going under the knife again? Plus, meet a 17-year-old who says it’s not only time for breast implants, but also for Botox for her crow’s feet, and lip and cheek injections! Weigh in!

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May 1, 2009, 6:35 am CDT

5/1/09 plastic surgery

This is insane. the first girl and her mother really make me mad. Mostly the mom.... her daughter is so cute if she starts messing with her self now she's going to be a very unnatractive woman. she has a natural beauty that is going to get destroyed with plastic surgery. How could a mother want to change something on their own child's face? This mother needs help to realize that her daughter is special and pretty and she needs to tell her that every day now to make up for breaking down her self esteem. The daughter needs to know that she's really naturally pretty and she shouldn't change anything. If she's bored she can go get a hair cut, pierce your nose, put on some awesome makeup.... just don't alter your face or body.
the second girl, (ashley i believe) needs to stop now. i had DD's when i was in the 10th grade and i know how frustrating it is to be hit on by sleezy guys, old guys and just all the wrong people, and I never even dressed provocatively.
Also if she wants to be an actress she's going to have to tone herself down alot. quite honestly if she gets these DD's the only way she's going to be an actress is in a porno. look at a lot of the young stars they don't have HUGE boobs and tiny waists, (well....some do) but most have a realy natural look and they relate to the rest of us ie scarlett johansen, kristen stewart, kirsten dunst, etc etc etc.........
hope you get through to these people dr phil
May 1, 2009, 6:59 am CDT

Gotta keep this short.

Quote From: manofgoods

Cadescove/Ramair, you know that you can get your points across without having to use multiple posts each & every time. I do agree with what you're saying, though. They're beautiful as they are inside & out. There's no need to make changes within themselves.
Dr phil really disappointed me today. Boob jobs for teen girls? Never thought he`d be for that. That first plastic surgery often starts a chain reaction. They become plastic surgery junkies. All fake body parts. Ashley seems well on her way, already wanting another boob job.
May 1, 2009, 7:17 am CDT

Quote From: bellarose11

Well  Its all the stuff in movies and tv. That make teens think they should look this way. I think do what makes the person happy. Don't go by models and stuff
It disappointed me that dr phil did not address the media`s role in this pressure to look a certain way, be a certain cup size, and all that other nonsence. And, advocating boob jobs for teen girls, having that plastic surgeon on his show, really burned me up!
May 1, 2009, 7:48 am CDT

05/01 Teens: Pressure to Be Pretty

To the girl who wants DD's. Like Dr. Phil said they are a pain in the back. I have them and I wish that I had smaller ones. Bigger is not always better. You look beautiful the way you are. Listen to your Dad. I am twenty years older than you and I just think that you will regret it later if you do.
May 1, 2009, 7:55 am CDT

teen breast implants

My daughters and I are "well endowed".  If we could have breast reduction surgery we would!  I am always looking for "minimizer" bras and clothing that will not bring attention to my bust line.  These are only minor problems compared to my back problems, neck, and shoulder problems.  I am 62 and still 20 at heart and mind and 40DD.  I have also had neck surgery.


Of course, our obsession with appearance is totally out of conrol --everything from hair color down to the color of our toenails.  So many children have been raised with this mindset.   I was fortunate enough to have been  raised with the ideals of working hard and being concerned with "inner beauty". My husband and I have tried to instill that in our 4 adult children. All 4 worked their way through college and have their degrees.  I feel we raised some wonderful children who are concerned with others more than themselves. Thank you for allowing me to comment

May 1, 2009, 11:50 am CDT

Know how you feel

Quote From: cadescove99

It disappointed me that dr phil did not address the medias role in this pressure to look a certain way, be a certain cup size, and all that other nonsence. And, advocating boob jobs for teen girls, having that plastic surgeon on his show, really burned me up!
I agree with you!
May 1, 2009, 11:56 am CDT

Under-age plastic surgery, ridiculous

Quote From: cadescove99

And, even if they do, botox is not the answer. Anyone who starts getting botox at 17 will have a frozen face by 30!

That's so true!  What Dr. in their right mind would give a 17 y/o botox, considering what botox is?  And what parent would conscent, knowing the life threatening risks of any for of plastic surgery for that matter? That's crazy stuff.  I think it should be a law throughout the entire United State  NO ONE under the age of 21 should be elligible for any kind of plastic surgey.  Wishful thinking, I know.



May 1, 2009, 12:05 pm CDT

05/01 Teens: Pressure to Be Pretty

Quote From: cadescove99

What kind of "opportunities" require fake dd boobs? Lingerie ads? Mens magazines? Pornography? What self respecting woman wants everyone so busy staring at her chest they never notice anything else about her?
Sadly enough, a woman is no longer respected by her brains, but lusted for her breasts.  It's sick and getting worse and worse.  Pre-teens, teens and grown women think that's what boys/ men want but in reality the guys are laughing hysterically, I might add, because the females DON'T GET IT!
May 1, 2009, 12:09 pm CDT

Jennifer and Ashley

Jennifer-- I think you are GORGEOUS just the way you are. I am 23 and I admire you so much for being in love with your body. You are an inspiration and GOOD FOR YOU for standing up for who you are.


Ashley-- You are gorgeous. Don't fix what's not broke. Bigger breasts will NOT help you out anymore in your career goals. You are fine just the way you are. Take it from a nurse, bigger breasts will give you back problems later. They won't always be so perky and you'll have to go under the knife more and more. Please stop!

May 1, 2009, 12:45 pm CDT


OK.. I watched he show and want to say that NOT all ppl with big breasts are fact, or strippers!! I am a  36DD almost a DDD!  And none of those thing.. I am a stay at home mom!! and would personally do anything to get rid of them!! So i urge ppl to think before going that big!! its hard to find bras, and clothes to fit right!!
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