This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract The media makes it out to be a big story that teens are getting cosmetic surgery in larger numbers than ever. However, this is far from the truth. Yearly data, is increasingly showing a reduction in the percentage, as well as absolute numbers of these surgeries.
Posted October 31, in Rhinoplasty Being a teenager can be difficult. Many adolescents are just discovering who they are when they hit their teenage years and are still trying to meet the expectations of who they should be according to their peers. Although most teens report improved self-image and confidence after correcting their perceived flaws, some parents may be asking themselves if it is a good idea for their teen to undergo plastic surgery.
Here are some things you should ask yourself before deciding whether plastic surgery would be best for your teen. Plastic surgery is designed to enhance or improve aspects of a person rather than dramatically change their appearance.
Teenagers should be aware of what the plastic surgery procedure they desire can and cannot achieve. As with any surgery, a patient should be in good physical and mental health. Teenagers who are interested in plastic surgery should not have any current medical conditions and should be healthy enough for a surgical procedure.
They should avoid unhealthy habits such as smoking tobacco and consuming alcohol. It is vital that teenagers have reached full growth before undergoing a plastic surgery procedure.
Teenage rhinoplasty patients typically have full nasal development around 14 or 15 years of age, and ear surgery can usually be undergone by age six.
Other plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation may not be suitable for a female teen unless she has reached full breast development. If you would like to learn more about teens and plastic surgery and if it is right for your child, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr.
Contact us by calling or by filling out our online contact form.Teenage women (those under 18 years old) account for about 2 to 3% of all patients presenting to plastic surgeons offices to discuss cosmetic surgery.
Personally, I have seen an increase in inquiries as well as consultations from teenage patients. Some of the more common reasons young women come in. In general, young women under the age of eighteen should not undergo plastic surgery.
I feel strongly that as surgeons we have an ethical responsibility to make sure that teenagers are both physically and psychologically ready for an operation, especially breast enhancement surgery. Teenagers Should Not Undergo Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Nowadays it seems that we live in an image-obsessed society where people are solely judged on their physical appearance.
Everyone seems to be obsessed with the Hollywood celebrity style image. Should cosmetic surgery in teenagers be banned? According to Dr Gabrielle Caswell, president of The Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia, ‘Children should not receive cosmetic or surgical procedures of any kind unless there are compelling medical or psychological reasons to do so,’’.
As millions of teenagers begin their final summer before college, not a few are prepping for cosmetic surgery, to take advantage of the long recovery time and a transition from one peer group to.
Teenagers Should Not Undergo Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Nowadays it seems that we live in an image-obsessed society where people are solely judged on their physical appearance. Everyone seems to be obsessed with the Hollywood celebrity style image. As millions of teenagers begin their final summer before college, not a few are prepping for cosmetic surgery, to take advantage of the long recovery time and a transition from one peer group to. Obviously, this is not all cases and there are times when plastic surgery is ok, but for the most part, teenagers should not get these procedures done. Plastic surgery for non-medical reasons should be off-limits to people under 21 to prevent the spread of infection, increasing negative body image, and emotional problems.
Posted: 15 January 13 By Louisa McKay. Should teens have cosmetic surgery?That depends. If there is a medical reason, or some factor that is clearly affecting the physical, emotional or psychological wellbeing of a child or teen, then cosmetic surgery should clearly be an option on the table.