Introduction The time, where surgery was only for those people, who were ill or had been in an accident and really needed the surgery, have long time passed. It is no longer for those, who really need it. After all we have developed throughout the years, the more we sigh for perfection. Today it has become an obsession to be as perfect as you can be.  ”We’ve made a decision about what beauty looks like in this country, and everybody – teens in particular – wants to fit the mold,” says Diana Zuckerman.
Many teenagers see these beauty icons in magazines and posters and therefore they get a very low self-esteem. 1. Outline about various views on plastic surgery for teenagers: The first text, Plastic surgery for teens The Modern society with all the beauty icons from TV, magazines, posters on the streets and with all the texts about ‘how to look good’ has affected the entire American society according to the text “Plastic Surgery for teens” written by Ulene Valerie. Ulene, who is now a grown up woman, presents her personal view on why so many people consider plastic surgery in a very young age.
In Ulenes opinion, it is not appropriate to have cosmetic surgery when you not even have finished your physically development and not even old enough to make your on choices. As teenager you change your opinion about your look and what you hate and love about your body and yourself all the time. Sometimes it is not only the teenager, but also the parents who want it for their kid very badly. Ulenes opinion is that it is not okay, cause it affects the young people too much, and therefore they will maybe regret, that they completed the plastic surgery later in there life, when they are more grown up.
Ulenes point of view in this text is therefore that “Teens need to be mature enough to understand what the surgery can and cannot do for them”. As teenager she considered a nose job herself, but now she is glad that she did not do it. “At 44 years of age, my nose is actually the least of my cosmetic concerns – it’s my aging skin that haunts me now”. The second text, Seeking Self-Esteem Through Surgery Camille Sweeny’s focus is also on the beauty issues in the modern society and “a culture of celebrity obsession and makeover TV shows”.
This text shows a whole different view on plastic surgery on teenagers.18-year-old Kristen began to develop curves at the age of 15 years, but in that age she was disappointed that her breasts did not follow. “I didn’t feel like a woman”. Both her mother and her older sister received breasts implants, which also ended up with Kristen wishing for breasts implants, and she also got them when she finished high school. “But with this popularity, some experts are concerned, that the underlying motivation for many of the young people seeking surgery – namely, self-esteem – is being disregarded in the drive to look, as Kristen puts it, “normal””.
Because the norms have been set to this unreachable stage the teens feel inadequate, plus their habitus can have a big influence. 2. How Valerie Ulenes engage the reader in the subject in text 1: Valerie Ulene engages the reader in different kind of ways, throughout personalization and the knowledge from experts. The texts start point is referring to herself as a teenage girl with beauty problems. Through pathos she use herself in examples; “to say I disliked my nose as a teenager would be an understatement.
Both its size (too big) and its shape (hooked) made me feel as if I stood out”. She is also referring to her own daughter, who is in the teen period; “ With a 14-year-old daughter of my own, I recognize how difficult that can be”. By this she refers to parents in the same situation with teens and their ideas of surgery. That is a well-known thing to do, to engage the reader personally. Maybe there are many others, who can relate to Valerie Ulene and therefore they will find the articles topic more interesting and relevant.
She also engages the reader by strengthen the important points and makes it relevance. Ulene does this by involving different experts specialized in this issue, but with different point of view. This is the way of using ethos, and in that way makes it more reliable. 3. With starting point in text 3, discuss whether cosmetic surgery on teenagers should be banned: A state in Australia bans cosmetic surgery for most teenagers. “I appreciate that this can be a difficult time, especially in a young woman’s development, but to resort to a surgeon’s blade is an adult response best left until one is an adult”.
Through this Premier Anna Bligh means that teenagers under 18 should not be aloud to get these cosmetic surgeries, even though their parents allow them to have it. I know that plastic surgery sometimes help people who really feel different, and people who maybe have been in an accident, and therefore need a surgery to get their confidence back again. It can sometimes be good for some people, but before a person chooses to have a surgery, the person should really consider, what the consequences are to get the best result. As Dr. Malcom Z. Roth says, there should be some more psychological aspects, when making the decision of surgery.
It is very different from the person’s situation, cause some teenagers do not think about the consequences, but they just want surgery to “look better”. ———————–  Valerie Ulene, ”Plastic surgery for teens”, an article from Los Angeles Times website, January 12, 2009, line 11  Valerie Ulene, ”Plastic surgery for teens”, an article from Los Angeles Times website, January 12, 2009, line 44  Valerie Ulene, ”Plastic surgery for teens”, an article from Los Angeles Times website, January 12, 2009, line 62  Camille Sweeny, ”Seeking Self-Esteem Through Surgery”, an article from New York Times website, January 15, 2009, line 4 .
Camille Sweeny, ”Seeking Self-Esteem Through Surgery”, an article from New York Times website, January 15, 2009, line 2  Camille Sweeny, ”Seeking Self-Esteem Through Surgery”, an article from New York Times website, January 15, 2009, line 14  Valerie Ulene, ”Plastic surgery for teens”, an article from Los Angeles Times website, January 12, 2009, line 1  Dan Childs, ”Australian State Bans Cosmetic Surgery for Teens”, an article from ABC NEWS website, April 21, 2008, line 16 ———————– Plastic Surgery on Teenagers The “Perfect” World 7th of December 2012