Teen plastic surgery?! The Walt Disney Company is known for taking little known teens and children and turning them into overnight stars. Many young actors and actresses get their start working in Disney films and television shows. Once these children and teens are signed with the Disney name, every aspect of their persona is controlled to match the Disney image. There are very high standards set for how they should act, look, and what they should say in public. However, many people are beginning to wonder if these standards are now too high. It is known that these young people are expected to maintain certain a weight and look a certain way. But have these standards gone so far as to influence these minors to undergo plastic surgery procedures?
It has recently been rumored that High School Musical stars and famous couple, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, have undergone these procedures. Many experts believe Vanessa has had a breast augmentation completed and that a Zac Efron nose job (rhinoplasty) may have happened. While these reports are yet to be confirmed, the pictures seem to say it all. If it’s true, the Zac Efron nose job was probably completed after the original High School Musical film as an attempt to be included in future films. Either way, one thing is for sure, Zac Efron has quickly climbed to A-list status, starring in his own movie - 17 Again - which will be released this week.
Ashley Tisdale also of the High School Musical group has also undergone the knife to obtain the look she feels is best. In November of 2007, Ashley had rhinoplasty completed to correct her deviated septum, of course. Ashley did admit she also had two small bumps removed that were left behind when she had previously broken her nose. The Ashley Tisdale nose job is not a rumor; it has been confirmed by the star and her reps. While the actress states she has not undergone any other procedures, rumors are circulating that she recently underwent breast augmentation surgery as well.
Miley Cyrus new teeth? It’s rumored Miley Cyrus has also undergone procedures to enhance her appearance. It is known without a doubt that the Hannah Montana star has had work done on her teeth to present a brighter, straighter smile. Many orthodontic specialists agree she has had veneers placed on her teeth to give them a brighter white and straighter smile. Miley was also reported as saying she wanted to have her gum line lowered. She believes that her gums are too prominent in her smile and would like to have their appearance reduced. It was also heard that she is considering breast augmentation, since she feels that she doesn’t fill out all of her formal gowns.
While some of these stars adamantly deny the rumors and others state “medical” reasons for their surgeries, it seems all of the suspected procedures left the child stars looking different than they did before. Are these procedures truly to enhance the quality of life for these stars or to enhance the quality of the movies Disney produces? While no one will ever know whether Disney has a direct hand in influencing these teens to get work done, everyone can be sure the standards they set forth have do play a roll.
It’s unfortunate that some young stars are getting extreme cosmetic enhancements, and in turn, encouraging teen plastic surgery. Although it may feel temporarily good for to go out and buy an expensive designer purse, it offers no lasting satisfaction or happiness. The same applies to plastic surgery procedures. However, unlike a frivalous purchase of a purse, the negative effects of plastic surgery can last a lifetime.