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Would you let your teen have plastic surgery if it prevented bullying?

Teens are getting plastic surgery to ward off

Teens are getting plastic surgery to ward off bullying in school. Credit: Fotolia

Would you allow your teen to undergo a plastic surgery procedure if it would decrease bullying in school?

If so, you're not alone. According to a non-scientific survey on RealSelf.com, 68 percent of respondents are in favor of allowing teens to have plastic surgery to decrease bullying, while 32 percent are not.

Whether due to bullying or other motivations, teens are undergoing surgery in large numbers to modify their looks, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Nearly 132,000 cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed on teens between 13 and 19 years old in 2011 -- up 5 percent from 2010.

The RealSelf.com poll is on the heels of a recent story about a 14-year-old girl from Georgia who was granted complimentary plastic surgery from a foundation to help ward off school bullies.

What do you think about teens getting plastic surgery to ward off bullying in school? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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