Monday, 26 June 2017
Study shows plastic surgery apps are targeting little girls
Girls as young as eight have become easy prey for plastic surgery apps, according to a report from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The report also calls out the concerns over anxiety and self-image issues related to unattainable appearances. These “fun” gaming apps allow the user to slice, inject, chop, and rip any part of the subject’s body. “Beauty Clinic,” “Princess plastic surgery,” and “Little Skin Doctor,” mimic explicit plastic surgery procedures ー except there’s cute graphics.
The recipient of the surgery shows up on screen and the surgeon (the user), has to manipulate the face and/or body to look more “beautiful.” A successful transformation can mean anything from liposuction, lip injections, a nose thinning or eyelid surgery. The end result being a stick-skinny, botox-filled woman — a superficial masterpiece that little girls can’t wait to turn into as adults.