Since the moment you first became a parent, your focus shifted from yourself to your children. You have invested all your time and energy to provide nothing but the best for them, and have done all that you possibly can to help them to grow into happy, self-confident, caring teenagers. But when your teenager asks to have plastic surgery, are you caught off guard? We all think our children are perfect as they are, and your first response may be dismissive, but there may be a valid reason your teen is making this request.
If your teenager has been talking about having surgery for a period of time, the best way to begin researching this possibility is to schedule a consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS. Plastic surgery can correct an area of the face or body that may cause your teen to feel self-conscious, flawed, or different from his or her peers. Whether it is rhinoplasty to correct a crooked nose or visible nasal hump, surgical correction of protruding ears; male or female breast reduction, or other congenital asymmetries, teenagers can gain self-esteem and exhibit increased confidence after cosmetic surgery. Just remember that surgery can only result in a physical change, and will not correct other life issues.
Considering plastic surgery for your teenager involves many choices, the most important of which is selecting your surgeon. Dr. Glatt’s experience in the care of teens will help you and your teenager feel comfortable and confident with your decision. Please call our Morristown, NJ office at 973-889-9300 to schedule an initial consultation.