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When is cosmetic surgery the right choice for
(press release from ASDS)
Whether it's a 16-year-old girl
requesting laser hair removal, or a 14-year-old boy receiving Botox injections
for excessive sweating, any cosmetic procedure is still a medical process and
should be treated as such, especially by teens. Television shows and celebrity
admiration has influenced teens to endure cosmetic surgery without hesitation or
acknowledgement of risks. How then do parents know if and when a cosmetic
procedure is appropriate for their teen? According to Roy Geronemus MD, a past
president of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), "No matter
what the procedure is that teen's desire, precautions must be considered to
ensure a safe and successful outcome."
To educate parents and teenagers
on how to make an informed decision regarding cosmetic procedures, Dr. Geronemus
and the ASDS recommend the following:
carefully review all reasons why cosmetic surgery is desired:
Procedures should be considered to correct genetic or acquired physical
scarring or disfigurement, or for conditions that dramatically impair a teen's
sense of confidence and self-esteem.
- Do use
alternative methods to avoid unnecessary procedures: Teens should be
sure that cosmetic surgery is the only solution. For example, liposuction to
reshape problem areas like thighs and hips, may be successfully treated by
increasing exercise, which is proven more effective in patients under 18.
- Do make
sure procedures are safe and effective for teens under 18: Procedures
such as laser surgery for acne scars are proven successful for younger teens,
however, liposuction and breast augmentation are discouraged for anyone under
18, because their body has not stopped growing yet.
choose a certified dermasurgeon to perform/supervise the procedure:
Always be sure that the doctor is board certified in dermatology, and can
perform any type of skin- related procedure. Undergoing a procedure at the
hands of an unqualified physician or non-physician can lead to infection,
scarring and permanent body damage. To located a qualified dermasurgeon in
your area www.asds-net.org/find.html
undergo a cosmetic procedure on a whim: Elective surgery is sometimes
chosen based on a trend or a fad among teens, or undergone as a "caught up in
the moment" decision. Teens need to realize that there is more to cosmetic
procedures than what is perceived on television and through the media.
rely on a procedure to increase popularity: It's not uncommon for teens
to believe that by enhancing their appearance they may become more popular
among their peers or get someone to notice them- but this isn't reason enough
to undergo a serious surgical procedure.
think any procedure is risk free: Even the most commonly performed
cosmetic procedures carry side effects such as redness, swelling and pain.
More serious complications can include infection, permanent scarring and
view cosmetic surgery as a solution to a larger issue: Anorexia nervosa
and body dysmorphic disorders are increasingly common among teens. Parents
should be on the look out for these conditions and assist their children in
seeking professional help from a trained specialist before considering any
If you would like to speak with
Dr. Geronemus about teens and cosmetic surgery, feel free to contact Jennifer
Garber at (203) 325-8772 X 18 or jgarber@Environics-usa.com
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