Has anyone here been in the situation to decide for yourself...? I was 13 when I wanted to get it done as I was embarrased once when I was de-pantsed(sp) in front of 2 girls in the 7th grade and was later asked by one of them why it looked "funny". This is about the time that some schools start mandating showers and it made me self-concious too. I was probably the most embarrasing 2-3 days of my life after the surgery-everyone looking at it all the time it seemed. I felt better about it, and I don't think it looks any different than anyone else's- -but it looked weird for a couple of weeks because of the stitches--looked like the head had gotten bitten off and put back on by a shoemaker. Ha!