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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for people under 18 to have plastic surgery/cosmetic surgery without parent consent?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Sometimes: It will take a court order. Hilary Clinton as a young lawyer wrote a brief defending a court's right to require religious-nut parents to have their teen's cleft palate repaired. She was criticized for this. The teen may need to engage an attorney in any case, but a sensible physician may be able to bring the folks around.
Dr. Tamara Lyday
16 years experience
No: And unless it's something like a cleft palate that should be held until over the age of 18.

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