Sorry if this is old news to you guys, but I just read this: Kidsâ Book on Plastic Surgery | Newsweek Health | Newsweek.com There's a book out to (allegedly) help explain plastic surgery to children whose mothers are getting a job done. Part of me is horrified - The idea that the plastic surgeon is presented as a superhero (the author is a ps ) and especially the quoted text "You see, as I got older, my body stretched and I couldn't fit into my clothes anymore. Dr. Michael is going to help fix that and make me feel better" is just fucking awful. What way is that to present weight gain / post pregnancy stretch to kids? I don't fit my clothes so instead of doing exercises or buying bigger fucking clothes I'm going to get a reasonably serious medical procedure!! And how are the kids going to feel when they outgrow their clothes, as kids do every year. And mommy gets a nose job too, to look 'prettier' - what if the kid has been told he/she has mum's nose?! And so on and so on. I just wonder how this is going to effect the self image of the kids it gets read to. But I do kind of understand that women are having these procedures and that it might be confusing for kids and maybe a little help understanding is a good thing. Why has mum got two black eyes, a nose bandage, or a tummy bandage and can't carry me? Fair questions from a kid. My gut instinct though is that this book is going about it the wrong way and presenting plastic surgery too glibly to children. Anyone else have any thoughts... or am I just a prude or something?