Plastic surgery isn’t only for adults. The benefits of plastic surgery on specific teenage patient populations are numerous and tremendous. The three most common conditions that can be effectively treated with plastic surgery are:
- Unbalanced or protruding ears
- Cleft lip and palate
- Facial scarring due to acne
Before having a closer look at each, it’s important to make note that the above-mentioned conditions can be unpleasant ones. Often times, they can be the reason why a teenager gets isolated, picked on, or even bullied.
Let’s have a look:
Unbalanced or Protruding Ears
Unbalanced or protruding ears are common.
An otoplasty procedure is a procedure can be easily performed to correct the abnormality—and help your teenager achieve a more natural look.
The procedure is performed in a surgeon’s office. Local anesthesia or IV sedation is used. During the procedure, a tiny incision is made in one of the creases behind the ear. The surgeon uses tiny instruments to reach and reposition the ear’s cartilage. Once the cartilage is repositioned, the incision is sealed and hidden—scarring is very minimal to none.
The results of an otoplasty are fantastic. The procedure has helped countless patients achieve a more natural look. For most, it’s the look they were supposed to be born with.
Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft lip and palate are the fourth most common birth defect in the United States. One in every seven hundred babies is born with it. Luckily, it can be corrected with two surgeries that usually fall within the first year of life. Unfortunately, the procedure often times doesn’t address the aesthetic properties associated with the abnormality. This leads to future problems.
A lip repair can be used to treat the above-mentioned type of patient. Because each patient has a unique, individual condition, it’s best to arrange a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to further discuss the specifics associated with surgical intervention.
Scarring Due to Acne
The majority of teenagers get acne at some point. Unfortunately for some, acne can lead to noticeable facial scarring that can’t be treated with non-surgical intervention. This condition is one that can and should be addressed.
Various removal procedures are available and effective. Like cleft lip, because each condition is unique and individual, it’s best to arrange a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine the best acne scar removal solution.
Thanks to specific plastic surgeries, your teenager need not suffer from physical abnormalities or acne scarring. The above mentioned three procedures are safe and effective. They’ve been used to help countless teenagers. When you’re ready, please contact Palm Beach Plastics. We’d love to help solve your teenager’s problem.