Last night's US episode of 20/20 about plastic surgery featured a segment about two sisters, Brittani and Charm; both of whom, despite being only 23, have undergone multiple plastic surgeries. All of which were performed by their father, Dr Michael Niccole.
Brittani first went under the knife for her 18th birthday, to get a boob job. She has also received a nose job and now undergoes skin treatments like botox injections and laser peels on a regular basis. Charm started even earlier, having had her belly button converted from an "outie" to an "innie" when she was only 10 years old. Since then, she's also started receiving regular botox injections in her armpits, to make her stop sweating which, according to Charm, "is nice". At least until she passes out from heat exhaustion as sweating is a vital bodily cooling function.
Dr Niccole sees nothing wrong with operating on his daughters, stating, "Who would give them the time, that extra little look during surgery, more than I would?" But perhaps he should give them more than just a look, aren't parents supposed to tell their children that they're beautiful just the way they are? Dr Niccole may not have done the best job raising his daughters to have naturally high self-esteem, but he certainly thinks he can fix that with a different kind of job. [ABC via Huffington Post]