• August 10th, 2010
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According to a 2009 report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the number of cosmetic surgeries performed is rising overall. Nearly 10 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed nationwide among all age groups in 2009, a 147% increase from 1997, when tracking of the data first began. Botox is the most common nonsurgical procedure and breast augmentation is the most popular surgical procedure, according to the ASAPS.

The report showed that the most common cosmetic surgery procedures for teens were rhinoplasty or nose reshaping, followed by breast reduction, correction of breast asymmetry and chin augmentation – often performed with rhinoplasty to achieve a balanced look in the face.

For teens, cosmetic surgery, both surgical and nonsurgical, may provide a positive effect on physical and emotional development, says the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. However, all patients, and teens especially, must undergo a careful screening and evaluation. ASAPS guidelines encourage physicians to evaluate a teen’s physical and emotional maturity and discuss realistic expectations with the patient.

ASAPS guidelines also encourage patients and their families to check credentials. Patients should look for American Board of Plastic Surgery certification. Fredric M. Barr, M.D., F.A.C.S. is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery as well as the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and has been in private practice in West Palm Beach for 25 years. With a successful track record of over two decades in the area, Palm Beach Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery is the surgical specialist that even physicians choose. Dr. Barr and his staff make it a goal to leave no questions unanswered so patients can trust in their extensive skills and experience.