Teen Plastic Surgery

June 21, 2013

Plastic surgery for teens can make the difference between growing up insecure and chastised, or growing up secure and comfortable. The following procedures are popular with my teen patients: rhinoplasty (nose job), otoplasty (ear pinning), gynecomastia (male breast reduction), and scar revision. If a teen is over the age of 15, when the growth plates are more than 90% developed, it is perfectly safe to perform a rhinoplasty, and many of my teen patientschoose the summer as the perfect time for this transformation. It is not uncommon for my prior rhinoplasty patients to bring in their teenage children to have their noses done as well, and I always find this to be one of the highest compliments, since parents are most protective of their offspring. The most important aesthetic decision regarding teen rhinoplasties is to ensure that the resculpted nose will compliment not just a juvenile face, but an adult face, because what can look appropriate to a 16-year-old might look silly on a 46-year-old. A one-millimeter decision might be the difference that allows the nose to look good throughout a person’s entire life. Otoplasty is the correction of over-projecting ears. Gynecomastia – having overly developed breasts in male patients – can stigmatize young men, and is treated by reducing unwanted breast tissue. Scar revision can be done anywhere on the face or body, improving previous scars or birthmarks.

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