13 May 2013

101468487More daughters are following their mothers under the knife to fix unsightly hereditary traits. As a little girl, Deborah Herry remembers being shown a picture of her mother in her younger days. She was instantly recognisable, apart from one crucial difference a wider nose with a pronounced bump on the bridge much like her own.It turned out her mother, Fery, had an operation to give her a prettier nose than the one shed been born with. I was experiencing the same insecurities that had plagued Mum, said Deborah, 21, from Teddington, Middlesex. I was self-conscious at school, and tried to avoid people catching sight of my profile. If photos were taken of me, I'd insist they were done from the most flattering angle. I asked Mum if I could have a nose job like she'd had. She assured me that I could when I turned 19 - and I couldn't wait. Deborah had rhinoplasty in 2010, four months after her birthday. Her mother Fery, a 56-year-old accountant, not only paid the 6,000 fee but also helped her daughter find a reputable surgeon. The Herrys are among a growing number of mothers and daughters having the same cosmetic procedures to correct what they see as shared genetic flaws. Cosmetic surgeon Mr Azhar Aslam said: There is a trend for mothers and daughters to have surgery, often at the same time. Women inherit body shapes and facial features from their mothers, so it's not surprising that if they're not happy with something, they both come in to change it. The process is less daunting when they do it together.