If you have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher (obesity) or you have diabetes, you may be at a higher risk of developing complications from cosmetic surgery. Smoking also increases the chances of complications and interferes with healing. Additionally, some doctors will not perform certain procedures, such as rhinoplasty, on adolescents until they are sure that the person is old enough and has finished growing. For rhinoplasty, this means about 15 or 16 years for girls and about a year longer for men.
Another critical risk that should not be overlooked is that cosmetic surgeries can go wrong. This is more common than the risk of death but is still uncommon due to technological advances. However, errors still occur during surgery. For example, a facelift can cause permanent nerve damage, leading to facial paralysis. This is a devastating result that must be taken into account before undergoing surgery. These types of errors in surgery can lower your self-esteem even more than it was before surgery.
In extreme cases, these errors are irreversible and cannot be corrected. Minimally invasive procedures use newer technologies, such as lasers, to perform procedures that previously required extensive surgery and recovery time. There are severe consequences for people who become addicted to cosmetic surgery and continue to undergo such procedures. Psychological studies have reported a reduction in the psychological burden in adolescent girls undergoing cosmetic surgery, especially in the breast surgery group.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released data showing that the number of cosmetic surgeries performed on adolescents has progressively declined over the years. Cosmetic procedures to improve the body's appearance include liposuction, breast enlargement or reduction, and abdominoplasty (also known as abdominoplasty). When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, cosmetic procedures are safe and effective ways to improve your physical appearance.
Therefore, it is advisable to postpone cosmetic surgery until they are 20 years of age or older if it is not necessary for medical reasons. Your skin type and other unique features should also be taken into account before making a decision to undergo a cosmetic procedure. If you want cosmetic surgery, it's reasonable to assume that you're not satisfied with some aspects of your appearance and that you desperately want to change them.
Many people considering cosmetic surgery hesitate because of the fear of the "extreme pain" that is often associated with cosmetic surgery. Correcting a physical defect is a valid reason for following a cosmetic treatment. But what about cosmetic surgery just to change your appearance? Is it a good idea for teens? As with everything, there are right and wrong reasons to have surgery. Recovery times vary depending on the procedure, but generally, the healing period is between 1 and 2 weeks for facial cosmetic surgery.
In these cases, focus on healing and achieving a healthy mental outlook before continuing cosmetic treatment.