Should plastic surgery be more regulated? I posit that it should. I think the whole industry needs to be more tightly regulated. When girls in high school are getting nose jobs, boob jobs, liposuction, etc.; that is an abominable practice that should be abolished. They are not done going through puberty! (Believe me, my chest size went through a lot of changes from high school to post high school to womanhood to motherhood. I haven't even mentioned what happened to my hips.) Now even teenage boys are getting plastic surgery.
I see the whole field as another way of sexualizing our children. 15 & 16 year old girls shouldn't look like grown women, they should look like teenage girls. They aren't supposed to be at their peak in their teenage years. Boys and girls are still maturing at that stage.
I heard Joan Rivers (@@) says, 'If it helps girls and boys have good self-esteem, I'm all for it. If it makes them feel better about themselves, good.' Is that what our standard for surgery is nowadays? What a dangerous attitude to have and to perpetuate through the media.
To be honest, I think plastic surgery should be rare, for all ages. (Of course, I don't deny when it is needed for actual health reasons.) I think our society has so focused on the externals and plastic surgery just perpetuates that. Would we have a Blessed Margaret Castello if there had been plastic surgery in her time?