Coming out this Mother's Day is a children's book called "My Beautiful Mommy", the brainchild of a plastic surgeon, to help mother's explain to their kid's about the plastic surgery mom is going to get.
On one hand, I can see how this book is a reflection of our times, and how it could be helpful to explain to young Johnnie and Jane why mom is all bandaged up, and why she has a different nose or chest. I mean, how do you explain plastic surgery to a 5-year-old?
On the other hand, book's like these could also teach kids that plastic surgery is normal and that they should expect to have work done on themselves one day after they have kids or because they can't live with the looks they have. I can easily see a child justifying in their head, "Well, if mom had work done, then why shouldn't I?" This is just potential breeding ground for body image issues. But, time for you all to weigh-in....
Your Two Cents: Is a children's book that helps to explain Mommy's plastic surgery a good idea or not?