Teen Plastic Surgery: Nose Jobs, Breast Enhancements Among Procedures Surging During Summer Break

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Some U.S. teenagers will debut more than their tans and new clothes when they head back to school this fall. New noses, breasts or other enhancements of physical features from plastic surgery procedures were purposefully scheduled during the summer in advance of the back-to-school season, the New York Daily News reported. The surgical trend among young patients, which tends to peak when students are on break from school, leading to an increase every summer, has seen a recent uptick.

“Between social media and reality television, nobody thinks twice about plastic surgery anymore, and it trickles down to the teens,” said Dr. Matthew Schulman, a surgeon who works in New York City. “That was virtually unheard of five years ago."

People less than 19 years of age account for about 236,000 of the estimated 15.1 million cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. each year, according to the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Their most common operations are on noses, ears, breasts and acne scars. Whereas adults use plastic surgery to stand out, teenagers usually try it to fit in or make their lives easier, according to the society's website.
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