Should Teens Have Cosmetic Surgery?

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: From nose jobs to breast enhancements, you and your teen are talking about cosmetic surgery. Is this detrimental or helpful to your teen's self esteem?
Air Date: 11/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Corinn Cross, MD
dr cori crossDr. Corinn Cross was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Barnard College where she graduated cum laude and majored in philosophy. She went on to attend the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, NJ, where she was selected for the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Cross did her internship and residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Cross has continued to work at CHLA as a general pediatrics attending.

Dr. Cross is actively involved in her local AAP, Chapter 2, where she is an obesity champion. She is co-founder of the Fit to Play and Learn Obesity Prevention curriculum. Through a collaboration between AAP Chapter 2 and the L.A. Unified School District this curriculum is being used to educate at-risk students and their parents on the risks of obesity and to help them to lead healthier lives. Dr. Cross is an AAP Spokesperson and speaks to children throughout the L.A. school district about obesity, healthy lifestyles and the benefits of walking to school.

Dr. Cross is a member of the Executive Board for the AAP's Council on Communications and Media. She is the Editor of the Council on Communications and Media's blog.
Should Teens Have Cosmetic Surgery?
Your teen is growing up and has decided some physical changes are important.

Cosmetic surgery decisions aren't easy, but good communication between you and your child is step one.

Some surgeries are purely cosmetic and some may be health-related, but you should know they're all important to your teen for one reason or another.

Listen in as  Dr. Corinn Cross discusses surgery for your teen and the role you, as a parent, play in these big decisions.

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