Cosmetic Surgery and Teens Persuasive Essay by cee-cee

Cosmetic Surgery and Teens
This paper argues against cosmetic surgery for teenagers without parental permission.
# 109056 | 1,165 words | 9 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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In this article, the writer notes that in today's contemporary society, cosmetic surgery is more popular than ever. Studies including those by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggest that an increasing number of teenagers and young adults are seeking cosmetic surgery to enhance or change their figure or parts of their body. The writer points out that many are opposed to the concept, suggesting teenagers should not have the choice to utilize cosmetic surgery. This paper argues that teenagers should have access to elective cosmetic surgery when they have their parents' permission, as parents are more likely to be able to understand the potential side effects of surgery and help the patient make a secure and well-thought out decision. The writer maintains that patients that do not have parental consent should not have the option of cosmetic surgery.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adams, Laura. "Eye of the Beholder," Los Angeles Times, Jan 1996: 5-8.
  • Allen, Jane E. Surgeon-to-the-Stars Raises Concern, Associated Press: London, 1997.
  • Apple, Michael. Education and Power. New York: Routledge: 1995.
  • Arnstine, Donald. "What High Schools Are Like", Educational Studies, vol. 18, no. 1, (1987): 1-3.
  • Bell, Daniel. The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism. New York, Basic Books: 1975.

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