Adolescents, Celebrity Worship, and Cosmetic Surgery

A new study shows that media portrayals of celebrities influence how adolescents feel about their looks and influence their decisions to undergo cosmetic surgery. Young adults are not just mimicking the clothing and hairstyles of their favorite celebrities, but rather undergoing invasive procedures to feel better about how they look.

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Breast Surgery Likely to Cause Breastfeeding Problems

According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), any kind of breast surgery, including breast implant surgery, makes it at least three times more likely that a woman trying to breastfeed will have an inadequate milk supply. A number of studies have revealed this concerning information.

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Will Pills or Creams Increase Breast Size?

Question: I got an email about a cream that will make my breasts grow. Then I saw an ad for a different cream in a magazine. My mother says that those products don’t really work. Is that true? Why are they allowed to sell them if they don’t work?

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Nips, Tucks, and…Designer Vaginas?

Variations in the natural female form used to be accepted, even celebrated. Increasingly, however, these variations are seen not as assets, but as problems to be taken care of by plastic surgeons. Amongst many cosmetic surgeries, “genital rejuvenation” is growing in popularity. Does this procedure work, and what does the future hold for such genital plastic surgeries?

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