New York, NY (ABC 4 News) - According to a recent study cited by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, over 50 percent of Americans would like to have their appearance enhanced through cosmetic medicine. It is a $10 billion a year business.
In record numbers -- 14 million cosmetic procedures were done in 2011 alone, according to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons -- Americans are being cut, stretched, tucked, smoothed, tapered, injected and filled.
Doctor Michael Niccole performed breast implant surgery on his adopted daughter Brittani when she was 18.
“From a very young age I really wanted to get it done,” Brittani said in an interview with Barbara Walters, “For me it wasn’t a big deal.”
Niccole said he has no problem changing his family’s appearance.
“I’ve done surgeries on my others sons, my wife, my cousins, my father and I feel very comfortable,” Niccole said. “Who would give them the time, that extra little look, during surgery more than I would?”
Cosmetic procedures are rapidly growing among teenagers 13 to 19 years of age.
Brittani and her sister Charm said they are just starting their journey of cosmetic procedures.
“I've had my nose done when I was 21,” Brittani added. “And I get botox.”
Watch the full story on "The Cutting Edge," a "20/20" special, Friday at 10 p.m. ET/9 CT.
*Information courtesy of Good Morning America