Young Aussies getting plastic surgery

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:58 AM ET

Young women - some as young as 18 - are going on holidays to get cosmetic surgery so they can feel young again, an Australian newspaper reports.

Melbourne-based Gorgeous Getaways director Louise Cogan told the Daily Telegraph she knew of a few 18-year-olds who had travelled to Malaysia to have surgery.

The newspaper featured a story about 18-year-old single mother Ambah Young who will be going to Malaysia later this month for a tummy tuck, boob job and a vagina procedure.

"After the birth of my daughter, my body never went back to the way it was before," Young told the newspaper. She has a two-year-old daughter. "I'm having this surgery so that I can feel my age again."

John Flynn, chief executive of the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, told the newspaper 18 was very young for somebody to consider those procedures.

"She's probably quite vulnerable in many ways and I think the medical service owes her a duty of care to make sure that the procedures she's planning to be done are appropriate and there's a big question mark over that," Dr Flynn said.

Plastic surgery among young people is a concern with some young celebrities opting to go under the knife. One very public case is Heidi Montag, who was on the MTV show The Hills. She underwent 10 procedures in one day in January. But instead of getting praise for her new look, Montag, 23, has received a backlash from the media and fans who said her surgery was too much, particularly for someone so young.


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