Cosmetic Treatments in Young People

I’ve noticed a sharp uptick in the number of teens and young women calling and coming in to the office for consultations and treatments. As a general rule, at YPS we don’t see anyone under 18 for cosmetic procedures. But not all plastic surgeons agree with my policies.

According to the Aesthetic Society, last year nearly 3,000 girls under the age of 18 underwent breast augmentation and over 6,800 girls underwent injections of Botox or fillers. This number is surprising, but even more shocking is that at least one of these girls’ parents had to sign the consent for the invasive procedure!

I believe the major driving force behind young women wanting to see plastic surgeons is social media. The Jenner sisters and other social media influencers are indirectly (and sometimes directly) encouraging these young women to get their lips plumped, their cheeks enhanced, and their (non-existent) wrinkles Botox’d.

I am currently working with a national television program to shine a light on this subject. So if you’re the parent of a teen who wants to undergo invasive cosmetic treatments and you won’t let them, or maybe you’re a parent who has allowed your child to have something done and are comfortable with it, and you’d be willing to share your story on TV, please email me at [email protected]

Whether you agree with me or not, we’d love to hear your story and hopefully have you tell it to the nation.

Conventional produce can be sprayed with all sorts of toxic pesticides and herbicides which may cling to the surface of the fruit as residues. Some of these, like glyphosate, have been shown to be carcinogenic.

Strawberries have the dubious distinction of being #1 on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list of produce contaminated with the most pesticides. So buy organic strawberries when you can.

If you just can’t afford organic, then still keep eating your colorful fruits and vegetables. Just wash them first (unless they have thick peels like bananas and avocados). Better to eat conventional produce than none at all.


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Episode #103– Facial Cosmetic Surgery 101 with Dr. Jason Roostaeian – Let’s face it. Any plastic surgery is scary. But having plastic surgery on your face just might be the scariest surgeries of them all. How do you avoid getting botched?

On this episode, I’m joined by one of the young leaders in cosmetic facial surgery in Hollywood. He’s going to share with us which trendy procedures he thinks are and aren’t worth doing, what you absolutely must know if you’re considering a facelift, the skinny about nose jobs, and much more.

To learn more, listen HERE with Apple devices or HERE with Android phones.


Episode #102 – The Holistic Prescription: How to Prevent and Heal Chronic Disease with Dr. Madiha Saeed– Chronic illness is on the rise throughout the United States. Although we’re living longer, our longevity is artificially supported by prescription medications and invasive procedures. So how can we holistically prevent and heal chronic disease and live longer, healthier lives?

My guest says it all comes down to inflammation. Inflammation is the main trigger that ignites chronic disease, and her Holistic Prescription can calm inflammation, determine the root cause of chronic illness, and heal and prevent it in all ages. The seven factors that she focuses on to achieve this are: digestive health, nutrition, detoxification, stress, sleep, social and spirituality. By focusing on these seven factors, she has changed the lives of thousands of families.

Listen HERE on Apple devices or HERE on Android.

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  1. Hello Dr. Youn,

    I am a Boston PA and I appreciate the blog, Cosmetic Treatment in Young People. This is a timely, but untrained and uncultivated conversation between the patient and physician.

    Even Psychologist, therapists and social workers are untrained in the special interest of “SnapchatDysmorphia” (Medical News Today Aug 8, 2018) for which there is not DSM criteria. Body Dysmorphic Disorder is no doubt related, but seemingly discounts the BDD spectrum patient who actually benefits from plastic surgery.

    I believe the solution begins with the education and training of special interest, mental health providers who understand the therapeutic value of plastic surgery for the right candidate. There is fertile ground for conversation between Plastic Surgery and Mental Health camps. I seek to be apart of that solution, and enlist mental health providers who will take special interest in beauty therapy. I believe, this will safeguard patients to make healthy cosmetic choices and physicians in the practice of treating patients with beauty thought disorders.

    I welcome the opportunity to chat!

    Best Regards,
    Ally Monroe

    Comment by Ally Monroe on September 20, 2018 at 4:16 pm

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