Things to consider before getting a cosmetic procedure
March 11, 2020
Specific goal: Doctors prefer for teenagers to have a specific goal for surgery. A teen that wants to remove a bump on their nose would be more likely to be a potential patient.
Recovery: Different procedures have different recovery times and are often painful. Some non-surgical procedures like Botox have no recovery time. Other surgeries, such as breast augmentations, can require over six weeks to recover.
Complications: Common complications of cosmetic procedures include infection, scarring and nerve damage. Although unlikely, even simple procedures such as Botox injections can have negative effects like headaches and trouble breathing. Some procedures, such as lip fillers, can be easily reversed, but most invasive surgeries are irreversible and can cause permanent damage in extreme cases.