Cosmetic Surgery App aimed at children
I have read today about an App that has been made that is aimed at children
This is very worrying and is part of a growing trend to sensationalise plastic and cosmetic surgery.
I have a 13 year old daughter and I feel her pain and insecurities she has around her appearance and if I could give her just one gift it would be self-confidence, and I think this is something that we all lack at times.
Society, and particularly the media, does a great job of portraying idealistic lifestyles and no-one wants to hear if we are not really OK and see an image of someone who has spots or is slightly overweight, and it is a tragedy that these preconceived ideas are being indoctrinated at such a young age, as this App is clearly aimed at small children.
One of the great joys of seeing children playing together is that they do not care if one is fat or skinny, has a big nose or sticky-out ears, is black or white, is rich or poor.
They take them as they find them and this beautiful innocence and tolerance is gradually taken from them.
They do not care if their dad is a shop-keeper or the Prime Minister.
They pay no attention to the make of clothes their friends are wearing or the car that their parents drove them to the party in.
They take each other as they see them.
For some reason this is lost as we get older and we start to judge each other and feel judged and whilst cosmetic surgery can have a huge positive impact on people’s lives and I am very proud to be a part of that, I find it distressing that people can be so obsessed and unhappy with something that in reality is quite trivial, such as the appearance of their face or their breasts or their body, and the longer we can maintain the innocence in our children the better.
I should not be suggesting that there is a need to change how we look, and we should not be indoctrinating our children with the idea that it is preferable to have a certain appearance.
I know that people will look at me and think that I am part of the problem because I perform cosmetic surgery, but if only they could see the transformations that can be made and the lives that can be changed.
I am a great advocate of cosmetic surgery and I think it can be a great force for good, but I am very worried about how it is perceived by many.
I would like our children to hold onto their inner beauty and self-confidence for as long as possible.
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