Teen Plastic Surgery

A major news outlet recently reported a rise in plastic surgery for teenagers with the top three procedures being: breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and ear surgery. The teen years represent a time of major change in “body image” and teens are very aware of their peers’ opinions and “fitting in”, which is greatly impacted by social media. I have medically evaluated teens who want to alter a body feature to emulate a “celebrity” or a peer, but given a few more years their judgment might change or their body feature that they find objectionable may no longer be an issue. For example, a young teenage girl (e.g. 13 or 14 years old) may wish to have her breasts enhanced but they are still cha

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