‘Human Barbie’ injects her teenage daughter with botox
Plastic surgeon is “flabbergasted” after a woman says she let her 16-year-old daughter have botox to get rid of wrinkles
3rd March 2010 - A woman who styles herself the ‘Real Life Barbie’ has
spoken of how she allowed her daughter to undergo botox treatment, despite
being only 16 years old.
Several papers have reported how teenager Hannah Burge first had botox
injections at a clinic in Spain last year, after her mother gave her
The girl’s mother, 49-year-old Sarah Burge, a former page three model and
bunny girl, claims to have undergone 27 cosmetic procedures and spent £180,000
on surgery to give herself the body of her dreams.
“I don’t want to look haggard”: Teenage girl
Her daughter told newspapers, including The Sun and the Daily
Mail that she decided to have a botox injection because she was worried
about wrinkles developing on her forehead and around her mouth. “Appearance is
important to me and I don't want to look haggard and ugly by the time I'm 25,”
she’s quoted as saying.
Reports say that, after returning from holiday nine months ago, the
16-year-old has had further botox injections at the hands of her mother, who
describes herself as a qualified aesthetic practitioner.
One consultant plastic surgeon says he’s “flabbergasted” by the reports and
describes a 16-year-old girl having botox injections as “ludicrous”.
Charles Nduka tells us it’s likely that more young girls will soon be asking
for botox because the UK had “the most lax regulations in Europe when it comes
to the provision of cosmetic services, both surgical and non-surgical”.
Last week, a Home Office commissioned report called for curbs on airbrushed
images of women’s bodies as part of a package to prevent the sexualising of
young people. The author, psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos, said girls were
under pressure to always appear ‘hot’ because digitally enhanced photos
promoted “ideals of bodily perfection that are difficult to attain”.
Mr Nduka tells us that a visit to any newsagent throws up endless images of
the airbrushed female form. He says that in his Brighton clinic he sees “many
young girls of 15, 16, 17 complaining about very mild degrees of asymmetry in
their breasts because their assessment of what’s normal has been totally