In today’s world, it’s not uncommon for women to choose Breast Augmentation Surgery to enhance their looks and boost confidence. It is, however, uncommon to do so at the tender age of 18. What’s even more uncommon is when your father is the surgeon. ABC News is reporting on the California plastic surgeon who gave his daughter the gift of surgery for her birthday. “Dr. Michael Niccole…gave his daughter Brittani, now 23, breast implants when she was 18,” reports ABC News. “Brittani also had a rhinoplasty.” And, she’s not the only daughter who went under the knife. According to ABC, “Niccole performed surgery on his daughter Charm, now also 23, when she was 10 to turn her ‘outtie’ belly button into an ‘innie.’”
While most 20-somethings don’t have cosmetic treatment on their radar, ABC reports that “Both Brittani and Charm also receive regular injections of [BOTOX®] to prevent wrinkles and undergo other cosmetic procedures.” This growing trend of teen cosmetic procedures is somewhat disconcerting. Plastic surgery is real surgery and can’t be taken lightly. Whether patients are emotionally mature at that age is certainly subject to debate. Is 18 too young to have breast augmentation and BOTOX®? Was this appropriate?
How Young is Too Young?
There are, of course, circumstances that warrant a teen to undergo plastic surgery. Simply put, plastic surgery can be a life-changing, confidence-boosting experience. But, how young is too young? It all comes down to maturity. While the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) takes no official stand on plastic surgery for teenagers, they do say this:
“The ASPS advises parents to evaluate the teenager’s physical and emotional maturity and believes that individual cases merit careful evaluation under the guidance of a plastic surgeon certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.”
What’s most important is understanding the potential benefits, risks and limitations of plastic surgery. And, as always, make sure you’re dealing with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
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