Doctors in Australia are calling for a ban on cosmetic surgery among people under 18 years of age unless there is a compelling medical or psychological reason for the procedure.
The Cosmetic Physicians Society of Australasia urged the government to adopt the policy followed in Queensland where doctors who perform cosmetic surgery on children without any good reason could face imprisonment of up to two years.
AdvertisementMinors who want to undergo cosmetic surgery in New South Wales have to go through a three-month cooling off period and follow it up with further consultation either with their GP or a clinical psychologist.
"Children should not receive cosmetic or surgical procedures of any kind unless there are compelling medical or psychological reasons to do so", society president Gabrielle Caswell said.
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