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Are your looks bothering you?

india Updated: Nov 04, 2009 14:02 IST

Cosmetic surgeryAs women find themselves under growing pressure to match unrealistic idea of beauty, a study has suggested that most young females would like to change bodies.

A recent research involving 1,109 girls indicated that 95 per cent of 16 to 21-year-olds would consider surgery to achieve their perfect body.

90 per cent of 16 to 21-year-olds would change their bodies, with 33 per cent saying they wanted to be thinner and around a quarter of 16 to 21-year-olds said they would consider resorting to cosmetic surgery, according to the study by Girlguiding UK.

"We all compare ourselves to our peers, whoever they may be and for girls and young women, their peers are usually other young women," Dr Kerry O’Brien, a psychologist at the University of Manchester, was quoted as saying by a British daily.

A further 12 per cent of 11 to 16-year-olds would consider having a gastric band or plastic surgery and five per cent would think about Botox to achieve the body image they wanted.