There appears to be a huge surge in teens getting cosmetic procedures before going back to school this year. Practices like Elite Facial Plastic Surgery are reporting a large increase in the number of teens coming in for cosmetic procedures in Tampa, as well as all across the country. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 64,000 cosmetic surgery patients in 2014 were between the ages of 13 and 19, and experts are predicting this number to rise.

The rise in teens seeking cosmetic surgery in Tampa and across the nation is directly accredited to teens seeing the stars of reality shows openly going under the knife, as well as the acceptance of cosmetic procedures on social media. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Rosenberg, believes that teenagers seek cosmetic surgery as a way to deal with self-esteem and other emotional issues. Our culture is making it socially acceptable to seek plastic surgery. Celebrities create the notion that if you are beautiful and perfect then you will be rich, famous, and loved.

The most common cosmetic procedures in Tampa among teens are: rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, ear surgery in Tampa, lip fillers, and dermabrasion according to the American Society of Plastic surgeon’s statistics. Teens are using their vacation time to have their surgery. Since they have faster healing times than adults, they use their Christmas, Easter, Labor Day, and summer vacations as a time to get cosmetic work done.

Before your teen decides to undergo plastic surgery in Tampa, Dr. Dominic at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery recommends trying to identify the root of the issue before opting for cosmetic surgery as a solution.

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