Luv My New Nose: Top Teen Surgery Trends

Anonymous_1 on 7 Apr 2011 at 12:00am

In 2010, there were 218,909 cosmetic procedures performed* on 13-19 year olds by board-certified physicians. That's an increase of 4% over 2009 - and yes, that's a whole lot of nip & tuck for the texting generation.

Teens don't like their noses, want bigger breasts [or none, in the case of males] and are a bit obsessed with their legs [vein surgery and hair removal].


teen nose jobs before and after

Top surgical procedures for that age group in 2010 were [based on total number of procedures]:

  1. Rhinoplasty
  2. Male breast reduction
  3. Ear surgery
  4. Breast augmentation [total represents only 18 and 19-year-olds]
  5. Liposuction


Top minimally invasive procedures:

  1. Laser hair removal
  2. Laser leg vein treatment
  3. Laser skin resurfacing
  4. Botox/Dysport 
  5. Microdermabrasion


Two other trends worth noting in teen surgeries and procedures: lip augmentation was down 22% from 2009, and Sculptra was up 34%. 

It would be interesting to see how much of this work is done right before prom season. Guess it's no longer enough to get a blow-out and highlights... 

What do you think of teens getting plastic surgery? See what our doctors are saying.

Utah plastic surgeon Dr. York Jay Yates' weighs in on teen cosmetic surgery. 

*Data source: ASPS
Photo sources: flickr and flickr