Statistics over the years reveal that the rising demand for plastic surgery not only applies to adults but teens as well. In 2010, the most popular plastic surgeries amongst teens were chemical peels, laser hair removal, and ear reshaping procedures. When it comes to assessing teens who wish to undergo plastic surgery, Inland Empire plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Tehrani carefully evaluates the goals, expectations, and desires of both the teen and the parent.
Why The Need for Careful Evaluation
While adult clients are thoroughly evaluated by Dr. Tehrani during their initial consultation, special attention is given to teens as their reasons for having plastic surgery may be quite unrealistic. Teens may wish to improve the appearance of a certain body area to fit in or to become more popular with their peers. For this reason, experienced plastic surgeons will spend lots of time with the teens to explore their level of emotional maturity as well as their expectations.
However, with the right reasons, plastic surgery could actually improve a teen’s self-esteem and confidence.
Common Plastic Surgery Procedures for Teens
Rhinoplasty or nose-reshaping surgery is quite popular amongst teens and is often performed between ages 13 to 14 in girls and 15 to 16 in boys, when the nose has already fully developed.
Otoplasty or ear surgery topped 2012’s most popular plastic surgery for teens. This procedure is often performed for children between the ages of 5 or 6 which will help the child avoid potential emotional trauma from teasing and bullying in school.
Gynecomastia or male breast reduction treats overly enlarged breasts in boys.
Breast reduction in female teens is done for girls who suffer from too large of breasts which may cause shoulder pain, back ache, and discomfort.
For teens with acne, microdermabrasion is an excellent choice to get rid of acne scars.
For more information on plastic surgery for teens, call today to book your appointment at Tehrani Plastic Surgery- where your comfort and convenience are considered priorities. Contact us at (760) 240-2444 or fill out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!