Breast Implants as High School Graduation Gifts

By Bianca Castro
|  Friday, May 23, 2014  |  Updated 10:48 PM CDT
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Graduates are asking their parents for breast implants, it's becoming a more popular request from Texas seniors.

Bianca Castro, NBC 5 News

Graduates are asking their parents for breast implants, it's becoming a more popular request from Texas seniors.

Breast augmentation continue to be a popular graduation present for North Texas high school seniors.

“It's been in the past five to seven years we are seeing more of these types of gifts that you see for graduation,” said Dr. Rod Rohrich, chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern.

He said getting the procedure done right after graduation is appealing to young women because they typically have two to three months to recover before starting college.

He also added that Texas youth may feel more pressure to change their appearance than those in other parts of country.

“There’s a lot of peer pressure, especially in a place that is so fashion and appearance conscious like Dallas.”

However, he said 17 and 18-year-olds may not be psychologically ready for the surgical procedure.

Implants are a lifetime commitment as they have to be replaced every 10 to 15 years.

Ultimately, the board certified surgeon you choose will decide whether your teen is a good candidate.

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