New Guidelines Seek to Rein in Inappropriate Teen Plastic Surgeries

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

New teen plastic surgery guidelines call for age consideration, parental consent and other measures to improve upon the safety of these procedures.
The guidelines are published in the September issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®.
About 229,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on patients aged 13 to 19 in 2017. Currently, teenagers account for about four percent of all cosmetic surgery procedures, with the most common procedures among teens being nose reshaping, male breast reduction and ear surgery, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Adolescents also account for a small percentage of total nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, such as laser hair removal, skin resurfacing and Botox injections.
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