Parental cosent <18y. Information should be discussed & understood by the patient, & parents/guardian, including the details of the surgery, benefits, possible consequences & side effects of the operation, potential risks & adverse outcomes with probability & severity & alternatives to the procedure. Parents need to evaluate teens physical/emotional maturity. Teen should initiate request & have realistic expectations.
No. Many plastic surgery procedures can be performed on a minor with parental approval, but not all. Speak to a plastic surgeon with your parents in tow. Good luck from nyc.
Parental consent. Plastic surgery can be performed on a minor with *signed* parental consent and full informed consent. Common situations involve otoplasty (pointy ears), gynecomastia, and asymmetrical breasts, which can all cause emotional distress in teenagers. It is also a good idea to make sure that the primary care physician/ pediatrician is on board. Dr. Ricardo rodriguez baltimore, maryland.
Not always. Plastic surgery for a teenage is always a tricky issue. If the have an obvious deformity it may be appropriate. A 17 year old is still developing andante cosmetic procedures may not be appropriate. Seek out a board certified plastic surgeon and get at least 2 opinions before proceeding with any procedure.
Technically Yes . The more important question really is.. "should a 17!year old have surgery that will change their appearance?" in my opinion their are certain procedures that i deem reasonable to undergo at 17: rhinoplasty, otoplasty, corrective jaw surgery, chemical peels. These surgeries can improve self confidence for the patients. This should all be well thought out and discussed thoroughly with patient/pare.
Most procedures. With parental consent a 17 year old would be able to receive most procedures. The surgeon would determine the appropriateness and timing of the procedure(s).