Plastic surgery used to be associated with reducing the signs of aging, correcting physical disabilities, and reconstructing what is left of one’s physical appearance after an accident. However, it’s not just wrinkles, sagging skin, and destructive accidents that are now causing people to seek cosmetic surgery services here at our Cleveland plastic surgery practice.
It looks like teens are now wanting plastic surgery to look better in their selfies in social media. And we’re not just making it up. In fact, such finding was concluded from a poll to uncover the latest trends in facial plastic surgery. While there is no question about the benefits of plastic surgery as a reconstructive procedure for children and teens, there are several cases where teens seek plastic surgery procedures to improve their confidence. But does it really?
Plastic Surgery Concerns When It Comes to Teens
First, elective cosmetic procedures may be a concern to teens because their bodies are still maturing. Second, apart from not having physically matured enough yet, majority of teens are not sure yet about what it is that they really want. They may not even be emotionally mature enough to handle pre-surgery preparation which in turn could increase their risk for complications post-surgery.
When Is It Appropriate for Teens?
Plastic surgery procedures that can be appropriate for teens include the following:
- Rhinoplasty – a procedure that correct deformities and/or create subtle aesthetic changes in the nose and area surrounding it. A lot of children and teens are bullied for the appearance of their nose.
- Otoplasty – a procedure that can correct ear deformities that were present at birth. It can also repair ear structures that were damaged due to injuries or trauma.
- Breast Reduction – overly large breasts in teens may be a source of pain, discomfort and embarrassment.
- Male breast reduction – this procedure is ideal for male teens who have abnormally large breasts by the time they reached their peak of puberty
- Non-surgical cosmetic procedures to treat acne or remove unwanted hair
Teen Plastic Surgery in Cleveland, Ohio
If you’re a parent or guardian of a teen thinking about having plastic surgery, an initial consultation with Dr. Totonchi can help figure out whether or not plastic surgery is the answer to their lack of confidence, which is mostly often the case for teens seeking cosmetic procedures.
Get in touch with us today by calling 216–778–2262 for a personal consultation with Dr. Totonchi. You can also choose to fill out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!