Should You Go for Plastic Surgery Being a Teen?

Have you ever thought that you could look a lot better if you had known a way to change your nose’s shape? Do you believe that your jawline should be sharpened a bit so you could look ‘almost’ like Tom Cruise? This happens with many of the teenage girls and boys out there. Many high-school girls think that their breasts are abnormally bulging out and they often go for cosmetic surgery to get in shape. There are these boys who want to undergo plastic surgery for getting rid of the extra pounds that make them look like their potbellied uncles. However, have you ever pondered about whether plastic surgery is right for you at this age?

If the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons are to be believed, at least 236,000 cosmetic surgeries were performed on teenagers in 2012 alone. More recent stats suggest that this number is increasing by leaps and bounds every year. Whether it’s correcting extra-large bosoms or levelling asymmetrical breasts or getting a nose job, it seems most American teens are game for going the extra mile for getting in shape. The stats do not flicker much across the pond either.


Common reasons why teens go for plastic surgery

Teens go for cosmetic procedures for a variety of reasons. Many of them do so for getting rid of their bullyragging classmates who often tend to draw a comparison between them and Mr. and Mrs. Perfects. There are many others who are just not happy with their present appearance and want to undergo a complete makeover. There are others who think that their self-esteem can best be boosted up with a small nose job for a few hundred pounds. If you have already identified yourself as any of the above, you need to keep in mind that you shouldn’t go for any surgery against your will. Do not just join the cosmetic goodliness bandwagon without any thyme or reason.


Things to consider before going for cosmetic procedure

First off, any surgery, no matter how minor or major in nature it is, is an invasive procedure and there are significant risks. At the same time, plastic surgery has its own limitations. No surgeon on this planet can make your ears disappear, but definitely some of them can make you look less alien. Therefore, you should always choose a board-certified plastic surgeon. However, it is good to keep in mind that board-certified general surgeons can also perform cosmetic surgeries. You should know about the surgeon’s training and experience, how many surgeries he or she has handled up until now and how many surgeries he or she usually undertakes every year.

Let’s not forget that you ought to inform your parents before you go for a plastic surgery.



Dr. Michael J. Brown is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers innovative aesthetic procedures for the face, breast, and body.


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