Age and the Decision to Have Plastic Surgery. Blog By Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of NY located in Long Island and NYC

Recently, the Botched doctors, Paul Nassif and Terry Dubrow, were on the Bravo show Watch What Happens Live. During the interview, the doctors were asked what they thought about Kylie Jenner receiving lip injections before being 18 years old.

The doctors acknowledged that Kylie hasn’t been the greatest role model to young girls. They pointed out that many of her followers are young girls, and that when they see that Kylie has had lip injections, they will want them, too.

In a sense, Kylie has just made it seem as though plastic surgery under the age of 18 is acceptable. Dr. Dubrow states that it is unacceptable.

Our Thoughts

Age and the Decision to Have Plastic Surgery. Blog By Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of NY located in Long Island and NYC

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We agree with the Botched doctors. Kylie Jenner is a highly influential star who many teenage girls idolize. They believe she is beautiful, and they want to be like her in every way from dressing like her and acting like her to even looking like her. Since Kylie is seeking plastic surgery to achieve her looks, other girls may mistakenly believe that they also need procedures in order to be as beautiful as her.

Adolescence is marked with many challenges – mental, physical, and emotional ones. As teens are trying to figure out the world, their bodies are changing in ways that may do not understand. Adolescents will try to make sense of it all, trying to latch on to others who seem to have it all together. The problem is that what they believe is beautiful now may not be what they believe is beautiful later.

Most adolescent girls are unable to see that because they are acting before thinking. It’s our belief that only people who are over the age of 18 years old have the decision making capabilities to be able to think before acting on plastic surgery procedures. It’s important to us and to most other cosmetic and plastic surgeons that patients understand the risks, benefits, and future results of their plastic surgery. This is the only way we feel comfortable working on our patients.

Plastic Surgery for Teens in NYC and Long Island

Are you a teen wanting plastic surgery? We recommend waiting it out. If you still want the procedure at 18 years old, you can do it then. At least you can feel more comfortable knowing that you’ve allowed yourself some time to think about it beforehand.

When you are ready, give us a call. We care about our patients. Schedule a free consultation with our experienced cosmetic and plastic surgeons from Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and until 6:00 PM on Saturdays. We have offices in Manhattan and Commack, Long Island for your convenience.