Dr. Barone discusses plastic surgery for teens.
Plastic surgery in teens as focused in this month’s October issue of Seventeen magazine talks about plastic surgery in teens, and I think that it is very important to know when the growth centers have stopped growing in girls, it is younger than in men or boys. Girls can have plastic surgery slightly earlier because their menses start earlier and we would like to have their surgery about a year after that period. In boys, it is going to take a lot longer before their growth plates fuse. Cosmetic surgery is a very individualized thing and if there is something that is really bothering a young teenager early on than there are methodologies that can be done that can yield them a more natural look in body. They may need to have touch ups then we do surgery after for lets say breast asymmetry and if some person is very psychologically affected, I feel that the patient or the child or the teenager should have their surgery early on. As long as they go to a confident, well educated, well versed plastic surgeon.