After Amanda Autore suffered a traumatic brain injury, her chemistry professor suggested she leave the major.
"That was a slap in the face," Autore recalled. Instead, she established the first Rutgers club for students with disabilities.
"I can still go and get my Ph.D. if I want to," she said. "Which I do."
Subjected to the heightened pressures of beauty, and a culture enveloped in social media, photoshopped advertisements and reality TV, teens have turned to cosmetic procedures to modify their "flawed" features, and to feel more comfortable in public.