How young is too young for plastic surgery?

I have been invited onto ITV’s This Morning couch tomorrow, to discuss the topic ‘how young is too young to have plastic surgery?’

An emotive subject with arguments for and against young women having surgery.  In my opinion it boils down to ethics and personal professional opinion.

Should an 11year old boy who is being bullied in the playground due to his bat ears be told to grin and bear it, or have a simple surgical procedure to correct this distressing problem? I know as a mother and plastic  surgeon that I see no problem with this solution.

Should a 14 year old girl who is jealous of her friend’s developing chest have implants or wait until puberty is fully complete? She may also be being bullied by her peers for her underdeveloped breasts….I would tell her to wait until 18 when she is more able to make a coherent, educated and mature choice.

The mother in the Daily Mail article is a big advocate of plastic surgery and saw no problem helping her daughters achieve the bodies of their dreams…I find the fact that both girls went under the knife at 15 worrying.

The majority of plastic surgery that I perform is to reverse the signs of ageing and is undertaken by mature women. It does seem that there exists a growing trend for the younger generation to seek to change their looks which is very sad.


About Ms Angelica Kavouni FRCS EBOPRAS Cosmetic Surgeon

Ms Angelica Kavouni MD FRCS EBOPRAS With a wealth of experience in private practice spanning 15 years and a regular TV, online and print media contribution, Angelica has secured her place as one of London’s prominent cosmetic plastic surgeons. Angelica has developed a reputation for her signature natural result Career Facelift® which blends minimal procedures with state-of-the-art anti-ageing treatments.  Her expertise also includes post pregnancy breast and body contouring and vaginal rejuvenation. Angelica is committed to safety and standards and her attention to detail is legendary. The Kosme Skin Clinic …where anti-ageing professionals and state-of-the-art skin rejuvenation meet Kosme Skin Clinic is a unique skincare destination. Not only a stand-alone non-surgical unit housing state-of-the-art solutions for all skin issues, the Kosme Skin Clinic acts as an invaluable adjunct to the surgical facility also based at 129 Harley Street. Our experienced aesthetic nurse practitioners work to Medical Director Ms Angelica Kavouni’s own exact standards, delivering high-end care to all patients. Def: Kos-me…preservation, restoration, or enhancement of natural appearance Ms Angelica Kavouni GMC: 4002006 129 Harley Street London W1G 6BA t: 020 7486 9040 w:
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2 Responses to How young is too young for plastic surgery?

  1. Plastic surgery at a young age should only be encouraged if it is for reconstruction of an area that was damaged due to an accident of birth defect. Young people should learn to embrace their individual traits as his helps to build a strong character which will be helpful later in life

  2. rightasrainy says:

    Beauty is a valuable commodity in our world. Luckily I was born with goods looks, but I completely understand a parent trying to help their children present the most attractive physical package to society. It’s very common for teens to undergo nose jobs and ear pinning. I don’t see how breast implants or butt augmentation are somehow different.

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