Farrah Abraham Defends Waxing Baby Sophia’s Eyebrows

Wed, January 9, 2013 4:51pm EST by 37 Comments
Farrah Abraham Waxing Sophia
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The ‘Teen Mom’ star is standing by her decision to use wax and tweezers on her daughter Sophia, 3, to remove her unibrow — and says it was for hygiene reasons. But experts spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY to reveal the long-term damage it can cause.

Farrah Abraham was so fed up with the unibrow on her 3-year-old daughter Sophia‘s face, that she decided to do something about it — and that meant waxing her precious baby’s eyebrows. But Farrah spoke out on Good Morning America on Jan. 9 to reveal the reason behind her decision.

Farrah: Waxing Baby’s Eyebrows Is Important Hygiene

Farrah, who has famously had three plastic surgery procedures — a breast augmentation in 2011, and a chin implant and rhinoplasty in 2012 — says her motivation was not cosmetic.

“Cosmetic surgeries, to me, is something that is way different from plucking your eyebrows,” Farrah said on Good Morning America. “If I can help my daughter in a little way by just plucking a few hairs, I think I did something right.”

Plucking A Child’s Eyebrows Can Have Devastating Consequences

But Farrah might not have thought about the future emotional and psychological implications.

“This little child should not be concerned about her looks at this age. She should be into play and fun and innocent exploration,” Dr. Gilda Carle, 30-Second Therapist for the Today Show tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY.

“As she grows up, this child will count as important only her physical attributes, not her education, her disposition, or her humanity to others. Self-confidence comes by a parent teaching her child about inner goodness, not the wrapping on the outside,” Dr. Gilda adds. “Besides all this, a young child’s skin is tender and sensitive, and the mother is opening the possibility for irritations and infections.”

Psychiatrist Dr. Carole Lieberman, author of Bad Girls: Why Men Love Them & How Good Girls Can Learn Their Secrets, agrees that Farrah’s selfish behavior could seriously affect Sophia’s self-esteem.

“It conveys the message that the baby isn’t good enough as she is, and that her mother would only love her if she makes her more beautiful than she really is,”  Dr. Carole tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Sophia will get the message that there’s something wrong with her, that she wasn’t pretty enough.”

Farrah Defends Her Decision To Wax On Twitter

But Farrah is still standing by her decision to groom little Sophia — and took to Twitter to defend herself.

Unibrows are not sacred! Do the right thing. Tweeze no matter what age,” she tweeted on Jan. 9. “Sophia’s beautiful with unibrow or without ! Point is take care of your child’s hygiene,” she added a couple hours later.

What do YOU think of Farrah waxing Sophia’s eyebrows HollyMoms? Do you think it was hygiene, or purely cosmetic? Let us know in the comments below!

— Christina Stiehl

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