My 19-year-old daughter is determined to get a boob job and lip fillers, paid for with an inheritance from her grandmother who died a few months ago.
I’m distraught, but no amount of trying to reason with her works – she has made up her mind and has even gone for consultations to various clinics.
I can’t believe she would put herself under the knife at 19 for no good reason. Yes, her breasts are on the small side, but she’s beautiful.
I don’t understand this obsession with big boobs. She looks up to all these reality stars and wants to look like them. What can I do?
This is such a tough position to be in as a parent and I’m totally on your side.
Personally, I don’t get why anyone would want to put themselves on an operating table unless they had a physical impairment that was ruining their life in some way. But just to look like someone else or hope boys will fancy you more, I don’t get it.
The problem is that she is 19 and she’s not asking you to pay for it. You can say you don’t agree with her choice and remind her she’s a beautiful person inside and out.
And then (this will be hard), if she’s determined to go ahead, you need to make sure she’s going to a reputable clinic and has chosen a good surgeon with a proven track record. You can visit the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons at baaps.org.uk.
More of our agony aunt Coleen Nolan’s advice on your sex, family, health and relationship problems