In the past, plastic surgery was largely limited to adults who wanted to look younger. However, plastic surgery among younger people, especially teenagers, has been on the rise in recent years. The uptick in teenage plastic surgery rates may be driven by celebrity trends and the reduced stigma around having plastic surgery. But should teens be having plastic surgery at all? As board-certified plastic surgeons, we wanted to share our thoughts on teenage plastic surgery.

Appropriate Plastic Surgery Procedures for Teens

There are some plastic surgery options that are safe and may help teens feel and look their best. For example:

Plastic Surgery Procedures Teens Should Avoid

Teens are still growing and developing; so many procedures should be avoided altogether. For example:

If you are the parent of a teenager who is interested in plastic surgery, then be sure to consult with a reputable plastic surgeon like Dr. Fodero. He will talk to you and your teen in depth about the procedure and help you weigh the potential pros and cons. In many cases, your teen will be encouraged to wait as time and physical development may naturally give them the changes they want to see.

Northeastern Plastic Surgery uses the latest plastic surgery techniques to perform a variety of procedures. Dr. Fodero and the staff are very friendly, helpful, and available to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us today to learn more about the services we offer.

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