Back to College Plastic Surgery?

Students get cosmetic surgery before heading back to school.
3:00 | 09/06/12

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Now, so many college students are moving into their dormrooms right now. And some are showing up on campus with more than just a few new computers and new clothes. They also have a new bra size. Abc's paula faris is here with more on college-aged cosmetic surgery. Good morning, paula. Good morning. Ironically, josh is nowhere to be found for this story, i understand, right? Just the ladies. Today's students are trying to improve their minds and bodies. In fact, more students than ever are opting for cosmetic surgery. We travel to california where a fresh start for two, young coeds involves going under the knife. Students are heading back to college. And the newest must-have at school may surprise you. It's not books or bedding. But breasts. Kamen o'rourke is starting nursing school in california. I'm turning into this woman. I feel older. I just want to look older. Reporter: As a teenager, her chest was the smallest of her friends. And while she loved her hips, she feels like her top half is out of sync with the bottom. I fully thought that my boobs are going to grow. And they never did. Reporter: Right now, she's a 34b. And one of her concern is that one side is bigger than the other, which is normal. But after surgery, she hopes to have a symmetrical 34c chest. I want a fuller chest because I'm a girl with hips. Reporter: Unlike calen, she's interested in a breast reduction. Jamie was teased mercilessly in high school for her ddd chest. But now, she's looking for the surgery to relief her excruci excruciating pain. Having these breasts, it's starting to hurt. It causes wear and tear not only on your back. But your shoulders, your neck. It would be nice if we could be confident with the way we look. But that's not the reality. Reporter: Today, she's meeting with los angeles plastic surgery, dr. Tenially lawton, to discuss her options. I know health benefits is one of the reasons for doing this. Are there psychological reasons for doing it, too? Getting made fun of in high school is still in the back of my mind. Reporter: Dr. Lawton will have to remove a pound and a half of fat to change it from a 34ddd, to a 34d. It's about boosting confidence. Reporter: Dr. Lawton also consults with n before surgery. She puts on a special bra fitted with implants to get an idea of the financial outcome. Three weeks after surgery, we meet up with the girls again. Here she is before and after. She's now a c cup and feels her top half is as curvy as her bottom half. You're already back in school. Yes. Reporter: Are you more confident in the classroom? I have more confidence walking in there. I don't think it's going to help me on my tests any. Reporter: Jamie is also ready to head back to school. Here she is before. And here's jamie after. HER DDDs ARE NOW A REGULAR D. And her shoulder and back pain are gone. When you look in the mirror now, what do you see? I feel like I can step into a room. And I can, you know, let myself go. Don't feel like there's anything holding me back. You have so much more confidence right now. How is this going to affect you in the classroom? This is a fresh start for you. I feel like all of the things that were making me self-conscious are gone. I will never regret it. It's the best thing I've done in my life. Reporter: Jamie moved to tears, as you just saw. For the first time, people are looking her in the eye, instead of at other parts of her anatomy. It's had a profound effect on her. She's able to work out at the gym like never before. But both of the girls said, they thought about this for a very long time. This wasn't just a flippant decision. A classmate of mine had the breast reduction surgery. It changed her life. All right, paula. Thank you so much.

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