Bombarded by media images of perfect bodies, teens as young as 13 are increasingly turning to plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures to help alter their appearance. In fact, young people have become so open about their choice to undergo such elective procedures that some have posted video of themselves going under the knife on their social media accounts. Nearly , cosmetic procedures were performed on patients aged 13 to 19 in Lip augmentations, breast lifts and liposuctions are among the more popular procedures. Ryan Geter was 15 when he got his ears surgically pinned back in a procedure he said changed his life, giving him new confidence after years of being bullied for having big ears. But for every surgical success, medical experts warn there are numerous nightmare scenarios.
It made her the butt of classmates' jokes. More importantly, she had trouble breathing. By 16, she wanted it fixed. Tony was also 16 when he reached the same conclusion about his oversized jaw.
Rohrich, M. Currently, teenagers account for about four percent of all cosmetic surgery procedures, with the most common procedures among teens being nose reshaping, male breast reduction and ear surgery. Rohrich and Cho warn that while these procedures are frequently performed on adults with minimal side effects, performing them on adolescents should be done with extreme caution.
Change your perspective and see the world in a new way. Frustration of surviving pricey Hong Kong stirs protest anger. By Lee Hyo-sik Around this time of the year, many female high-school seniors visit cosmetics surgery clinics in southern Seoul to improve their appearance before their transition into university the following spring. Many university graduates also go under the knife during the three-month-long winter vacation, hoping that an improved look will help them find jobs and meet better partners in this increasingly appearance-oriented society. But they should exercise a great deal of caution over possible post-operative side effects of plastic surgeries, the state-run consumer protection agency advised, saying clinics in the areas south of the Han River are the most frequent target of consumer complaints.