Plastic surgery on teenagers can cause controversy. There are no specific laws in Mexico or the US that prohibit adolescents from undergoing cosmetic surgery; however, parental consent is required for patients under 18 years of age. Cosmetic surgery may be appropriate for some teens and can be done safely. The most requested procedures seek that, at an early age, the person can make physical changes that favor their appearance and self-esteem.
Among the most requested procedures are:
Breast augmentation: the recommended age for the breast augmentation procedure is when the breast is fully developed, which usually occurs between 18 and 24 years.
Rhinoplasty: This is the most in-demand plastic surgery procedure among teens. It can be carried out once the nose has completed 90% of its growth, this occurs between 13 or 14 years in girls and 15 to 16 years in boys. They can also opt for a less invasive procedure using fillers or thread lifts where tensioning threads and fillers are applied.
Breast reduction: Often, this surgery is performed in girls with a large volume in the chest area and consequently have back and shoulder pain, this can limit physical activity.
Breast reduction is usually delayed until the breasts have reached their full development. In some children, excessive breast development (gynecomastia) can be a major problem. In those cases, the excess tissue can be removed.
Otoplasty: This surgery is recommended for children when they have almost completed full development of the ears, at five or six years of age.
Bluelight: This procedure is indicated for young people with severe acne. It is recommended to complement conventional treatments and the mission of minimizing inflammatory lesions and reducing the population of bacteria. In addition to being a minimally invasive treatment, its results are effective in the vast majority of cases.
Obtain more and detailed information on a consult with a surgeon about the appropriate procedures according to age, remember that at Baja Plastic Surgery, our consultations are free!