According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, close to 219,000 plastic surgery procedures were performed on teenagers during 2010. Although the majority of these procedures were done to fix congenital defects or physical disfigurements, plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes continues to be popular among kids who are 18 and under. Some of the most popular procedures are rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), gynecomastia (male breast reduction), otoplasty (ear surgery), and liposuction. Breast augmentation is also extremely popular, however the FDA does have minimum age requirements for certain augmentation procedures.
When making the decision as to whether or not plastic surgery is right for you, it is always important to consider both the reason you want to have plastic surgery, and the various options that are available to you. For example, not all plastic surgery involves surgical procedures, there are a number of non-surgical procedures available as well. What is most important is that you discuss and review your options with a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon such as can be found at the Pacific Plastic Surgery Group. For more than 11 years we have provided patients with the high-quality service and care they deserve when undergoing plastic surgery. We offer the most innovative and state-of-the-art treatments and we work hand-in-hand with each of our patients to see that they get the results they have always hoped to achieve. As a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Miranda takes pride in helping people make the subtle, natural-looking changes that bring out their true beauty and make them feel better about themselves.
If you or your teen are considering plastic surgery, we recommend you contact a skilled San Francisco plastic surgeon at our group as soon as possible to discuss your needs, review the available options and determine how plastic surgery could help you.