How old must you be for liposuction?


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2015-07-16 18:27:32
2015-07-16 18:27:32

Young adults constantly deal with the fact that they may need Mom or Dad�s permission to do things. As they get closer to legal age, it becomes increasingly difficult to accept these restrictions. But like it or lump it, these regulations exist for their safety.

For cosmetic surgery, however, there are very mixed messages about age restrictions. Many surgeons have none, while many outright refuse to perform non-medically necessary procedures on minors. It seems to be a preference for the surgeon. The vast majority who have set age restrictions seem to lean toward 18 years of age as their minimum age.

Age restrictions for liposuction do not necessarily come from a reluctance to treat minors. It is mostly an issue of psychological and emotional development in teenagers. It is well known that many teenagers, young women and men alike, suffer from distorted body images. Many surgeons prefer to try to allow their younger patients to view themselves differently. Some suggest counseling for teenagers who are particularly obsessed with negative body images. Other professionals remind parents to maintain their own positive body images as well to set good examples for their teens.

Liposuction and other cosmetic surgeries are becoming increasingly popular among teenagers. Many privileged youngsters look forward to cosmetic surgery as graduation presents! Fortunately, patients under 18 still only make up approximately 1% of all patients having liposuction performed.


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Anyone can get liposuction but there might be some risks.

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can my twelve year old daughter get liposuction if she morbidly obese. she is 5,1 and 180lbs.

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no u have to be 18 or over to have liposuction due to insurance

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Even though Liposuction is a relatively simple procedure, it must be considered as surgery. There are numerous risks and either general or local anesthesia must be administered.

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There isn't an age at which you can't have liposuction as far as I know, it just depends whether the surgeon is willing to take on a minor. You can get liposuction when your under 18 with parental consent

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