Bullying and Nip/Tuck: Is Plastic Surgery at a Young Age Necessary?

Cleft LipPlastic surgery is becoming a fad, and there are no signs of it becoming obsolete. This is a way to combat the aging process, correct anomalies – noticeable or not  and enhance or remove certain parts.

This is also a way of fitting in. People “correct” their features to feel a sense of belonging and evade the bullies. But, whether or not you’ve already gone under the knife, bullies will always be present. It happens to all age groups, from children to teenagers, even adults. Below, CraniofacialMD.com shares a report on what it means for a child to undergo plastic surgery.

The Issue

Though plastic surgery for physical anomalies seem like a no-brainer, there are still professionals who think that there’s more to this than meets the eye. Children and plastic surgery seem to be more complicated than your usual nip and tuck.

Some of these surgeries involving facial anomalies are because of interpersonal issues. How people react to them is almost always the problem.

The Parents’ Worry

When children are born with physical anomalies or “socially challenging” anatomies, they worry about how other people will take it. There are many issues that parents worry about, but most of the time, they think about their children’s future. In this case, the parents’ worry is that their children will never be loved and accepted by society.

The solution: address the problem and embrace it. Fixing it by ways of plastic surgery isn’t always the solution, especially for things that don’t put your child’s health at risk. Addressing the issue right away will make your children comfortable in their own skin and learn that there are people who support them.

The Verdict

Parents should include the children in the decision-making, especially for procedures as big as this one. Because this will alter their features, with the child’s input on the issue, they will know how this will affect them psychologically, as well.

Bullying will always be a problem; it’s just a matter of how you’ll handle it.

Addressing the issue of plastic surgery, especially for children, should push through if it’s necessary. In the end, professionals can only do so much, such as assessing the “problem.” The final decision will still come from the patient and their family.