In the US, millions of teens are getting ready for
college, but some are also going for cosmetic surgery as they get ready for the
most exciting time of their lives.
However doctors are warning that teenagers must be aware
of the risks as well especially in the light of the death of an 18-year-old who
died from what was likely a pulmonary embolism after liposuction.
Richard D'Amico, president of the American Society of
Plastic Surgeons told the U.S. News & World Report that most teens have
unrealistic expectations from cosmetic treatments. In such a scenario it was
better to get counseling.
As far as liposuction
was concerned, he said it was not advised in teens under the age of 18. So
teenagers preparing for cosmetic surgery and parents allowing it must be aware
that there are definite risks to some procedures and at times it is better to
be safe than sorry.