Is There an Age Requirement for Plastic Surgery?
- Asked 5 years ago
What is the youngest age that a person can get Liposuction or any kind of procedure of the sort?
Age Requirement for Plastic Surgery
There is no age restraint per se. However, parental consent is sought for patients under 18. The patient must have matured physically and have the intellectual and emotional capacity to handle the surgery.
Age limit for plastic surgery?
There is no age limit per se but under age 18 a parenteral consent is required, unless you are an emancipated minor and have a court order to that effect. We do reconstructive surgery for cosmetic reasons on newborns with cleft lips. Dr Foster
Liposuction done after age 18
With very rare specific exceptions, we do not do elective cosmetic surgery such as liposuction on teen agers. Your body and your mind are still evolving. Rhinoplasty is an exception.
Recent Liposuction Reviews
No specific age limit for plastic surgery
Youngest age for Liposuction
Cosmetic surgery on teenagers: What age limit?
Plastic surgery can be considered cosmetic or reconstructive.
Reconstructive procedures have no age limit and can be performed at any time. In fact some surgeons have performed in utero reconstructive surgery on fetuses.
Cosmetic or Aesthetic plastic surgery is controversial. Traditionally it is reserved for patients 18 years and older. However, certain procedures have commonly been performed before this age such as rhinoplasty (nose job) or reduction mammaplasty (breast reduction).
Procedures such as liposuction have traditionally been deferred until adulthood although certain surgeons are willing to perform this procedure on minors.
You need to be of legal age to be able to give consent for surgery.
John Di Saia MD
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.