Italy to Ban Teen Boob Jobs

Girls too young, surgery too dangerous
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Dec 14, 2009 2:37 AM CST
Breast enhancement veteran, the late Anna Nicole-Smith.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – Italy is about to pass legislation barring girls under 18 from having breast enhancement and other plastic surgery. A burgeoning number of teens are having the operations, which are frequently a gift from parents. "Far too many adolescent girls are unaware that there are risks with this surgery. We have a Wild West style system of plastic surgery for young women and this must stop," said a government official. The head of a plastic surgery group said teens are "too young" and the risks too great.
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