Founder and Owner of Oculus Plastic Surgery and Specialty Surgery Center, Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS Encourages Parents To Help Their Children Resist Body Altering Peer Pressure.

Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS founder and owner of Oculus Plastic Surgery and Specialty Surgery Center discusses helping children navigate the peer pressure of high school especially when it comes to tattoos, piercings and cosmetic surgery.

 ATLANTA, GA, August 25, 2019: Founder and Owner of Oculus Plastic Surgery and Specialty Surgery Center, Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS posted a new article on the Oculus website entitled, Help Kids Navigate Body-Altering Peer Pressure. Dr. Cole gives parents encouragement and talking points to dissuade children from following the crowd.

article from Oculus plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures atlantaDr. Cole writes, “With the kids back in school, there are bound to be new challenges arising as a result of peer pressure. “He ruminates, “Way back when, kids drove their parents crazy when boys would grow their hair long and girls burned their bras.” He goes on to add, “These days kids are often pressured into getting tattoos and/or piercings in order to be “cool” or in the “in-crowd.” However, these kinds of body modifications often lead to regret on the part of the child. If you can talk to your children about resisting peer pressure especially when it comes to altering one’s body you can save your child much grief.”

Dr. Cole points out, “As the parent of three grown children, my advice, when it came to tattoos and piercings, was, please don’t, at least not until you’re 25 years old.” He shares that, “One of my son’s did take my advice and when he was 25 became a member of the inked-set. However he chose a half-sleeve so that if he needed to one day hide his tattoos from a future employer or a future wife, he could.” In Dr. Cole’s opinion, “By the time a person is 25, he or she has the ability to think things through and understand the overall effects of their actions.”

“Clearly,” says Dr. Cole, “the world is more ink-friendly than it’s ever been. However, despite the fact that many industries allow inked employees, I frequently get teenage patients who feel safe asking me, a nonjudgmental observer, for advice about tattoos and piercings.” Dr. Cole admits, “I tell them the same thing I told my own children. I also include information about the difficulties of correcting these youthful mistakes.”

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About Dr. Cole

Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS
Quadruple Board Certified

Harvey “Chip” Cole, III, MD, FACS is not just a surgeon, he is a nationally and internationally recognized, quadruple Board Certified Surgeon, specializing in Oculoplastic and Cosmetic surgery of the eyes and face – both reconstructive and rejuvenative. Dr. Cole’s dedication to standards of excellence in his profession is seen through his vast experiences within the fields of rejuvenation and reconstructive surgery. Known as “The Eye Guy”, Dr. Cole is an instructor on blepharoplasty, facelift and laser resurfacing, sharing his knowledge through national and international teaching lectures. In over 30 years in business, Dr. Cole has performed over 30,000 surgeries for patients ranging from infants to the elderly. Both, his surgical expertise and artistry continue to be nationally recognized.

About Oculus

Our state-of-the-art facilities combine the best medical technologies with unparalleled comfort. Our state-of-the-art Joint Commission accredited surgical suite is home to the majority of surgical procedures. World-class technologies, along with our pristine environment, create the security of a top-notch hospital while offering the comfort of a private office. Within our treatment rooms, advanced techniques and practices are utilized in order to increase the longevity of your results and diminish effects of aging.













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