Turns Out Boob Jobs Aren’t The Best Christmas Gifts for 15-Year-Olds

Plastic Surgery Teenager 15-year-old

Germany’s new coalition government is working on a law banning cosmetic surgery for minors and warning people that breast enlargements aren’t appropriate Christmas gifts for 15-year-olds. Good to know. Now back to the drawng board!

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the Social Democrats are pushing for the law, which makes an exception for cosmetic procedures deemed “medically necessary,” in an attempt to protect the children from the media’s obsession with beauty as well as poorly qualified plastic surgeons. Basically, they’re trying to prevent youth from turning into little German Heidi Montags.

“Youth protection is also about protecting young people from the consequences of a wrong-headed beauty craze,” John Spahn, health spokesman for the Christian Democratic Union, said.

“Unnecessarily subjecting a young body, which is still growing, to such a significant procedure can have dire consequences, both physically and mentally.”

“I think it is completely unacceptable to give a 15-year-old a breast enlargement as a Christmas present.”

“Therefore plastic surgery that is not necessary on medical grounds should be banned.”

According to the Christian Democratic Union, around 10 percent of all plastic surgery operations in Germany are performed on people under 20. But the German Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons says it’s more like 1.16% – and most of them are just getting their ears pinned back.

Germany isn’t the first country to consider a ban on plastic surgery for minors. The Australian state of Queensland introduced a similar ban in 2008 and in 2009 Italy banned breast enhancements for patients under 18  – much to Silvio Berlusconi’s dismay. Over in the U.S, the FDA advises against breast implants for minors, but cosmetic surgery for children is legal with parental consent. Hence why Courtney Stodden had to stuff her bra with pillows until she turned 18…

Anyways, if you planned on getting the 15-year-old in your life a boob job for Christmas, you might want to reconsider it. Just pick her up a nice Walmart towel or something. I hear it’s the hottest toy this year…

Via: The Local

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