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Plastic Surgery: A New Trend For Teens

by Yuri Nigata

Teens having plastic surgery have become a common phenomenon recently. No longer is plastic surgery the affair of wealthy older women, it has actually become a dominion for teenagers with rich families and adolescent hang-ups.

The increase in the number of teenagers going for plastic surgery has increased. Dr. Darrick Antell, a top New York City plastic surgeon, admonishes against calling teen plastic surgery a trend. "One of the main reasons for the growth is visibility: today's teenagers are growing up with parents who have had cosmetic surgery, so they see and hear about it more. The media has also done a great job of making people aware of the processes available. Another reason is acceptability. In a way, plastic surgery has come out of the closet," Dr. Antell narrates.

Frequently, teenagers who desire plastic surgery recognize that this is more than just skin deep. Teenagers like to change the way they look through plastic surgery to cover issues of self-confidence. Plastic surgery doctors are very much aware of the drama affecting the lives of these teenagers and aware that these play an critical part in their choice to go with plastic surgery. Thus, most doctors often assess the physical, emotional and psychological maturity of a person before getting through with the plastic surgery procedure.

They also recognize the fact that doing plastic surgery on a person will not assure that it will advance their self confidence. Many doctors have perform plastic surgery on models and actresses who still, were very insecure. Physical change is possible, but it will not ensure confidence.

So, for teens who want to go through plastic surgery, it is important to ask yourself what is your end game and what is your goal. Plastic surgery is not the supreme answer to make things better.

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