Experts discuss ethics of teen plastic surgery

03/12/2013 | Deseret News (Salt Lake City), The

Almost 219,000 plastic surgery procedures were performed on teenagers in 2010, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The work included rhinoplasty, liposuction and otoplasty, as well as breast augmentation and reduction. The statistics don't include all minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels and dermabrasion. Some procedures correct physical problems, such as breathing obstructions, and teens may be too immature -- whether physically or emotionally -- to make decisions about some cosmetic procedures, experts say.

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