Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Adolescents.

Abstract

Perceived or real physical defects may be important for an adolescent trying to establish self-image and adjust socially. Port-wine stains, breasts too small or too large, ethnic nose, prominent ears or chin, excess of adipose tissue-all these "defects" can lead to loss of self-esteem and have severe consequences with regard to an adolescent's development… (More)

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