Carefair Poll Weighs in on the Acceptable Age for Plastic Surgery

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Carefair Poll Weighs in on the Acceptable Age for Plastic Surgery. 71% of the 3,500 persons who took the survey believed that plastic surgery should be legally allowed at age 18.

The number of teens opting for plastic surgery is on the rise. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) statistics, more than 331,000 cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed on people age 18 or younger in 2003. The debate over teens plastic surgery is becoming ever more popular in light the increasing pressure of teens to look like pop starts and super-models. Celebrity Teens like Lindsay Lohan that had Breast augmentation at age of 17 add to the rising pressure of teens to look like impossible role models. In light of the recent plastic surgery for teens debate, the American Society of Plastic Surgery has adopted a policy that is consistent with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) approval of saline filled breast implants for women at least 18 years old.

Due to recent controversial debate - online skincare and beauty portal - carefair.com has conducted a Survey amongst 3500 voters and published its results on October 10th, 2006. Survey results showing that 71% of the 3,500 persons who took the survey believed that plastic surgery should be legally allowed at age 18. Only 18% of those polled said that the legal age should be lower, and that at age 16 persons should be allowed to have cosmetic procedures done if desired. Another eleven percent of those polled believed that the age at which someone gets plastic surgery should be left up to the person and their parent or guardian.

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Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, CareFair.com was founded by CareFair Ltd. CareFair.com is a sponsor-free online community website dedicated to providing readers with a place to find reliable and updated information from the world of beauty - skincare, makeup, fragrance and cosmetics, and more - while maximizing the advantages of the Internet through social networking. For more information on CareFair.com please visit http://www.carefair.com.

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