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Plastic Surgery Book for Kids

Plastic Surgery Book: Kid Friendly or Are You Kidding?

If mommy's going in for a lil nip and tuck, there's no reason to hide it.

Or so believes, Michael Salzhauer, M.D. who wrote the new children's book on plastic surgery, My Beautiful Mommy! ($20) published by Big Tent Books.

The text is intended to help kids cope with their altered mama —whether she's two sizes smaller, invested in ballooned breasts or a different nose — in a nonthreatening way.

The story and coordinating illustrations walk wee ones through surgery and recovery.

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FrankiLee FrankiLee 9 years
I think that if you ARE planning on getting plastic surgery, there are better ways of talking to your children about it, if they are old enough to know the difference. This book makes it seem like being "beautiful" is extremely important. Personally, I wouldn't have plastic surgery unless it was necessary for some reason, and I wouldn't want my daughter to grow up thinking that appearance is all that matters. It's nice to feel good about yourself, but you should feel good about yourself WITHOUT having to drastically and surgically alter your appearance.
snaphappy snaphappy 9 years
Wow. It honestly makes me worry about when the daughters grow up. In my are you supposed to teach your daughter (or son) a healthy self image if you are going out, getting yourself a bunch of surgery and then giving them a book saying that the only way to be a "beautiful mommy" is if you get surgery. Blah!!!!
babysugar babysugar 9 years
Scary is all I can say.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Gotta wonder if Ms. Posh has this book handy for her young boys....
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
High five, Bookish! (And without the high nipples or bandages here)
Bookish Bookish 9 years
Because "How I Learned to Love Myself The Way I Am" wasn't selling, I guess? What a weird concept, and terribly sad.
rgrl rgrl 9 years
:sick: It's pathetic! And so is anyone who would buy that book. Sorry, but you can talk to your child and explain things, not buy a Disney like book on plastic surgery. What's next? A picture book explaining what mommy and daddy were doing when the kid accidentally walked in on them?
duck-duck-goose duck-duck-goose 9 years
Oh, Holy Heck.
LiLRuck44 LiLRuck44 9 years
That is extremely disturbing to me. I just look at that cover picture, the little girl idolizing her now "beautiful mommy" and it makes me so sad.
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
If someone is going to go ahead and get surgery, then they sure as hell should prepare their kids for it. A friend of mine had a boob job and when she came home she was all drugged up and out of it and her SIXTEEN YEAR OLD daughter burst into tears and was so upset all afternoon. Forget about her five year old son's reaction. Honestly, I think maybe coming home the next day would be best. But anyway, if you don't think any mother should have plastic surgery ever, then ok. But, if you're just objecting to preparing the children for it, I don't understand that...
LA-Mommy712 LA-Mommy712 9 years
I am disturbed that "improving" yourself surgically has become so normal that there's a kids' book about it.
Knight-Who-Says-Ni Knight-Who-Says-Ni 9 years
This book is effing disgusting. See what Jezebel had to say about it today:
pjtach pjtach 9 years
how about a book on how to love yourself the way you are?
Rally-RE Rally-RE 9 years
i think this book is a GREAT idea. i know someone who had plastic surgery to her face. when her 8 year old came home from school and saw her mom (all bruised and bandaged up) she freaked out. not many people see the immediate post-images of plastic surgery and how pained and awful the person looks ... imagine how a child processes seeing their loved one looking like that! i think this book would definitely be an asset.
blackjade blackjade 9 years
oostarbubblesoo oostarbubblesoo 9 years
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