Cate Blanchett has recently commented on her views regarding plastic surgery on teens:
She said, "It's a big difference women in their 60s or 70s finally deciding to get their eyes done. Who knows what you're going to think? But when you've got an 18-year-old daughter who says 'Mummy can I get a boob job?' and you go 'Sure honey'.
"I mean their bodies haven't even finished evolving. The fact that you've got a magazine, you know all these magazines for teenage girls about consuming and they're so fragile. I've got sons. I don't know what I'd do if I had a daughter."
Breast augmentation in girls under 18 is a very controversial matter. I do not perform it in anyone under 18 unless they have a developmental deformity (severe asymmetry, genetic disorder, etc.). The FDA has approved saline-filled breast implants in women aged 18 and older, and gel implants in women aged 22 and older. Still, according to statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2005 over 3500 women aged 18 and younger had breast augmentation performed. I don't think this is a good thing.
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I'm a Michigan-based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has been featured on Dr. 90210. The info here is my opinion alone and should not be taken as fact or as medical advice. I've not treated any of the celebrities presented here.