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Half of teased women mull surgery

London — Nearly half of women who reported being bullied, teased or targeted about their appearance say they would consider cosmetic surgery to fix the problem, PR Newswire reports.

Liberate, a British cosmetic surgery group, surveyed 3,000 women between the ages of 18 and 30. When asked if they’d ever been bullied or teased about their appearance, nearly 48 percent said they had. Of those, 43.5 percent said they would consider cosmetic surgery.

A Liberate press release called the statistic “shocking,” stating that people who are being bullied should be equipped with the proper tools to deal with it financially, physically and psychologically, “instead of opting for cosmetic surgery without making an informed and responsible choice.”

The research was conducted in February 2011 to record women’s feelings about their appearance and their attitudes toward cosmetic surgery.

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