No Christmas Boob Jobs for German Teens

Spokesman for incoming government says 15-year-olds should not get breast enlargements "as a Christmas present"

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A technician works in the processing of silicone gel breast implant manufactured by the French company Sebbin laboratories in Boissy-l'Aillerie, northern Paris January 12, 2012.

Jens Spahn, the health spokesman for one of Germany’s leading political parties, has voiced his opposition to breast enlargements for teens.

ā€œI think it is completely unacceptable to give a 15-year-old a breast enlargement as a Christmas present,ā€ Spahn of the Christian Democratic Union party (CDU), told Der Spiegel.

According to CDU, around ten percent of all plastic surgery operations in Germany are conducted on people under 20 (the German Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons says that is exaggerated).

The CDU and the Social Democrats are set to form Germany’s next government and have agreed to start work on a ban on plastic surgery for minors from next year.

Almost 200,000 cosmetic surgery operations are conducted every year in Germany.

[The Local]