Manila, Philippines- When 14-year old Nadia Isle admitted that she had plastic surgery care of Little Baby Face Foundation, a non-profit organization, doctors, psychologists and especially mothers reacted to her situation. When this news reached the Philippines, Philippine plastic surgeon Dr. Edwin Paul V. Magallona can’t help but weigh in on his two cent’s worth.

Manila, Philippines- When 14-year old Nadia Isle admitted that she had plastic surgery care of Little Baby Face Foundation, a non-profit organization, doctors, psychologists and especially mothers reacted to her situation. When this news reached the Philippines, Philippine plastic surgeon Dr. Edwin Paul V. Magallona can’t help but weigh in on his two cent’s worth.

“Plastic surgery is not an old practice in the medical field. In fact, they constitute a big number in the statistic,” he began. He explains further that in the Philippines, there are also teenagers who have cosmetic surgery. The difference however is that, most Filipino teenagers do it for reconstructive purposes.

Isle’s reason for having plastic surgery is because she was harshly bullied at school. She was called “Dumbo” too many times that she hardly has friends. After her admission on television, her ears and nose are noticeably different from her old look. “If you really want the best look for you, no single procedure will do it. Usually, it is accompanied by another procedure,” he explains for Nadia’s new look.

Dr. Magallona clarifies that although he treated teenagers before, most of them just had rhinoplasty to correct breathing and facial rejuvenation. He adds that it is still the discretion of the surgeon if he will proceed with a procedure.

“This scenario can be viewed in two angles—plastic surgery is either beneficial for you or not,” he adds. He explains further that in the case of Nadia, it will have a long time effect because it will greatly change the way she looks at herself; but her main problem now is the opinions of others.

“If it made her happy and confident, then, I think that her plastic surgeon did a great job,” says the world-renowned plastic surgeon.

He reiterates however that plastic surgeon is and should not be the easy answer for any self-esteem issues. “The long lasting solution in situations like this is to have a strong support system. Cosmetic surgeons can only do their best, but it is still up to you to have a meaningful outlook in life,” he ended.

 

—————–

For more  information about plastic surgery in the Philippines, visit www.philippineplasticsurgeon.com