Is Plastic Surgery for Teens?
posted by The Live Better Team | September 11, 2017
According to the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, over 236,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on teens aged 19 or younger during the year 2012. Thousands of teens consider plastic surgery each year, with common procedures ranging from nose jobs and correction of protruding ears to breast reduction or acne scar treatment.
Why do teens look to plastic surgery, and what are some things they should consider while making this choice?
Why Do Teens Want Plastic Surgery?
Teens might seek out plastic surgery for a variety of reasons:
Common Procedures Among Teens
Certain procedures are typically considered inappropriate for teens in most cases, such as breast enlargement, liposuction and cheek implants. Others, however, can be medically beneficial.
Common procedures performed on teens include:
Things to Consider First
For teens considering plastic surgery, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends the following guidelines:
Expectations are important to consider for teens thinking about plastic surgery. A few areas to keep in mind:
If your teen is considering plastic surgery, speak to your plastic surgeon about what to think about.
Our physicians are board-certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. We work with you toward your goals and make sure you feel comfortable throughout your cosmetic or reconstructive treatment.
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. You should always consult your doctor before making decisions about your health.