Is There an Age Requirement for Plastic Surgery?

What is the youngest age that a person can get Liposuction or any kind of procedure of the sort?

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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 


Sacramento Plastic Surgeon
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Age limit for plastic surgery?

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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 


Sacramento Plastic Surgeon

Is There an Age Requirement for Liposuction

Generally, it's required to be a #legal aged adult who is able to make a fully informed decision to undergo plastic surgery. However, one exception to this is the requirement of parental consent for an #underage patient. Additional criteria may also be required depending on the state you live in. It's best to begin by seeking a plastic surgeon with #board #certification and experience in this type of procedure. You should feel comfortable with your surgeon and his or her office staff. They should be open-minded regarding your inquiry and concerns. It’s important for your surgeon to have an aesthetic eye for body contouring, you should be comfortable with the surgical facility that your doctor uses and it should be certified. The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal #candidate.

Is There an Age Requirement for Liposuction

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Generally, it's required to be a #legal aged adult who is able to make a fully informed decision to undergo plastic surgery. However, one exception to this is the requirement of parental consent for an #underage patient. Additional criteria may also be required depending on the state you live in. It's best to begin by seeking a plastic surgeon with #board #certification and experience in this type of procedure. You should feel comfortable with your surgeon and his or her office staff. They should be open-minded regarding your inquiry and concerns. It’s important for your surgeon to have an aesthetic eye for body contouring, you should be comfortable with the surgical facility that your doctor uses and it should be certified. The most important decision to be made before performing any surgical procedure is determining whether you are an ideal #candidate.

Age minimum for Plastic Surgery

Thank you for your question.  Generally speaking, there is no age minimum for a plastic surgery procedure and every case is evaluated on an individual basis.  It is important that a patient has matured both physically and mentally before an elective procedure is performed and this is part of the consideration when consulting with young adults for a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure.  Parental consent is required for patients under 18 years of age.  

Age minimum for Plastic Surgery

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Thank you for your question.  Generally speaking, there is no age minimum for a plastic surgery procedure and every case is evaluated on an individual basis.  It is important that a patient has matured both physically and mentally before an elective procedure is performed and this is part of the consideration when consulting with young adults for a cosmetic or plastic surgery procedure.  Parental consent is required for patients under 18 years of age.  

Parental Consent Needed Under Age 19

There is no minimal age for cosmetic surgery, but parental consent is required for patients who are younger than 19.It’s unusual to perform liposuction in patients under 19, although rare exceptions do exist.

Parental Consent Needed Under Age 19

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There is no minimal age for cosmetic surgery, but parental consent is required for patients who are younger than 19.It’s unusual to perform liposuction in patients under 19, although rare exceptions do exist.

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 Requirement for Plastic Surgery

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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.

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.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction done after age 18

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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.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon

No specific age limit for plastic surgery

There is no specific age limit for plastic surgery. We perform aesthetic as well as reconstructive surgery. First, consent can only be obtained from someone of legal age so if the person is underage, they need a parent or guardian. And, of course, the surgery has to be appropriate.

No specific age limit for plastic surgery

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There is no specific age limit for plastic surgery. We perform aesthetic as well as reconstructive surgery. First, consent can only be obtained from someone of legal age so if the person is underage, they need a parent or guardian. And, of course, the surgery has to be appropriate.

Youngest age for Liposuction

Elective cosmetic liposuction is done only at age 18 and older provided the person is a candidate and mature.

Reconstructive surgery is done for reconstructive purposes can be done when deemed appropriate by the surgeon.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Youngest age for Liposuction

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Elective cosmetic liposuction is done only at age 18 and older provided the person is a candidate and mature.

Reconstructive surgery is done for reconstructive purposes can be done when deemed appropriate by the surgeon.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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.

Cosmetic surgery on teenagers: What age limit?

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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.

Usually eighteen.

Hello,

You need to be of legal age to be able to give consent for surgery.

 

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon
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Usually eighteen.

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Hello,

You need to be of legal age to be able to give consent for surgery.

 

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD

John P. Di Saia, MD
Orange Plastic Surgeon

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