Is it legal for someone under 18 to get a fat transfer?

And can someone under 18 get a fat transfer ?

Doctor Answers 5

Age Consent?

Thank you for your question!  You will have a very hard time finding a surgeon who will operate on a minor.  Better to wait until you are 18.  Best of luck!
Dr Dhaval Patel Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Chicago Hoffman Estates Oak Brook


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Is it legal for someone under 18 to get a fat transfer?

Thank you for your question . 

You will need to have a consent from your parent. 

Legal under 18 for BBL

It is  not that it is legal or illegal, you need to give consent on your own or a parent has to if you are under 18. It really depend upon the procedure requested as well.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Under 18

One needs to be able to give consent -- you need to be over 18 or have a parent to consent. Usually we like to operate on people after they have matured and reached their adult proportions. Maturity is important -- also you need to understand what is being done. Noses are commonly done on patients under 18, but body contouring procedures are usually done when you are a bit older.

William B. Rosenblatt, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Is it legal for someone under 18 to get a fat transfer?

    It is not really a matter of legality, it is more a question of judgment.  Younger people are more likely to be able to alter their bodies or they may have not fully developed. 

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

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