Michael Niccole gave his daughter Brittani an eyebrow-raising gift for her 18th birthday — breast implants. But that’s not all – Michael Niccole is actually Dr. Michael Niccole, a plastic surgeon in Orange County, Calif. And yep, you guessed it — Dr. Niccole performed the surgery himself.
But that’s not all. Dr. Niccole has performed nose jobs, botox, skin smoothing and tightening and lip injections on his now 23-year-old daughter and her sister, Charm, also 23 (both women were adopted). Charm was introduced to cosmetic procedures quite young, going under general anesthesia to change her “outie” belly button to an “innie” at the age of 10.
Plastic surgery is truly a family affair for the Niccoles — his sons, wife, father and cousins have all gone under his knife. This is despite the fact that the American Medical Association views treatment of family members, except in cases of emergencies, to be an unethical practice. Dr. Niccole, of course, has a different perspective. When asked by 20/20‘s Barbara Walters about giving his own daughter breast implants, he said, ”who would give them time, that extra little look during surgery, more than I would?”
It’s hard to forget what else is happening here, though. Setting aside the (albeit very important) medical ethics for a second, how does a father performing cosmetic procedures on his daughters stack up against familial ethics? Is it really okay for a father to engrain in his children the idea that physical beauty is their biggest priority? Brittani, for instance, told Walters that she wanted implants to, “build her self-esteem — I didn’t have large breasts when I was younger and all my friends did…” Is that really a healthy message to send to your children? And what about the ‘ick’ factor of a father handling his daughters’ private parts?
So what do you think about a father performing his own child’s breast implant surgery? Sound off in the comments section below!
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