The topic of teen plastic surgery ran rampant in the headlines last month, so who’s having what… and why?

It’s true that most teens go back to school looking different after the routine 3-month summer hiatus, but according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, around 64,000 of them are going back after having plastic surgery this year. The question everyone wants answered is, what are they having done and why?

The four things teens typically see a plastic surgeon for are noses, ears, breasts and acne scarred skin. We know these treatments aren’t simply for the superficial reasons critics love to spotlight. Here’s what correcting each of these can achieve:

1. Rhinoplasty

– Correct a breathing problem
– Fix a deformity
– Improve profile

2. Ears

– Correct a birth defect or ear injury
– Fix the position of the ear
– Improve balance and proportion of ears/face

3. Breasts

– Correct major or minor breast asymmetry
– Reduce excessively large breasts
– Create proportionate breast size for individual’s body

4. Acne Scars

– Even out the skin’s surface to minimize the appearance of scars
– Fade acne-related discoloration
– Improve overall skin quality and appearance

Summer is the best season for treatment, so that teens have time to heal before going back to school. If you have a teen who may need treatment, be sure to call for your consult well before next summer!

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