Jul 2, 2018

Should Love Island surgery ads be banned?

Speaking to the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, Simon Stevens raised concerns about seeing trailers for cosmetic breast surgery during the ITV2 show. "Love Island is a bit of titillation and if it keeps people happy that's wonderful," he said. "If you read some of the stories as to why patients have cosmetic surgery, you will better understand the role it plays. Some of the stories are truly heartbreaking and the surgery can be genuinely life changing," she said. She said MYA carries out "a range of health and suitability checks" and only performs surgery on people over 18. "If as a society we send the message that people are valued for looking a particular way and we reduce the ability for people to be valued in other ways, then it will make sense for young people to work on their looks, and commercial organisations will then exploit this," she said.

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