Posted March 15, 2017 in Uncategorized
It’s no surprise that teens are, at any time, at a state of emotional fragility. As young girls make their transition into adulthood, many are bothered by their shapes. But just how much does this dissatisfaction affect them?
A recent study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that “differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls, affecting self-esteem, emotional well-being, and social functioning.”
“The observed impaired psychological well-being of adolescents with breast asymmetry may indicate the need for early intervention to minimize negative outcomes,” wrote Dr. Brian I. Labow of Boston Children’s Hospital (and coauthors).
The study went on to point out that plastic surgery is not always the answer, particularly in younger girls. Instead, mental support or consultation may be the appropriate answer.