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Why do teenagers get plastic surgery?

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Some 250,000 American teens get plastic surgery every year. Most common areas include the nose, ears, too-large breasts, and scars from acne or accidents.

Teens often report that surgery helped their self-confidence and self-image. It’s important that they get plastic surgery for themselves, not for someone else’s expectations. They also should make sure they’re emotionally mature and have family support to get through surgery.

From: Teens and Plastic Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: American Society of Plastic Surgeons web site: "Plastic Surgery for Teenagers." Enhancement Media.com web site: "Plastic Surgery for Teens." MedicineNet web site: "Is Plastic Surgery a Teen Thing?"

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

SOURCES: American Society of Plastic Surgeons web site: "Plastic Surgery for Teenagers." Enhancement Media.com web site: "Plastic Surgery for Teens." MedicineNet web site: "Is Plastic Surgery a Teen Thing?"

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on February 12, 2019

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