Every Patient is Unique: Dr. Devgan provides perspective on treating young patients

This month, Dr. Devgan gave her standpoint to the Observer on minors consulting for plastic surgery procedures. She states in the article, “There are young patients for whom the right answer will be not to have surgery, but there are also those who would be excellent candidates.” 

Not all patients have the same needs or desires. With parental consent and careful examination processes, plastic surgery may be an option for minors or young adult patients. With Dr. Devgan’s mindset, she has had “an incredibly busy summer, starting in June.”

 Dr. Devgan's before and after of a surgical rhinoplasty.

Dr. Devgan's before and after of a surgical rhinoplasty.

Dr. Devgan typically has surgeries scheduled well in advance; however, there are always phone calls coming late in the summer before the onset of school. Many of her patients, from all ages, are hoping for quick recovery. Dr. Devgan states in the Observer article that she will do,”…everything [she] can to accommodate them.” Some of the most sought-after procedures by young women in Dr. Devgan’s practice are breast augmentation, rhinoplasty (both surgical and non-surgical), and labiaplasty.

Natural appearing breast augmentation can help young women gain confidence and create an overall beautiful shape. Rhinoplasty allows for patients to feel self-assured in their facial features, especially after injury from sports or car accident. Labiaplasty is a procedure that can help women of all ages feel less discomfort while walking and playing sports. Each of these popular options for procedures can be used for everyday advancement in the health of a patient or for aesthetic purposes, whichever option is chosen is solely up to the individual seeking treatment.  

 Dr. Devgan's before and after of breast augmentation.

Dr. Devgan's before and after of breast augmentation.

No matter the age of a patient, plastic surgery may be an option in order to reconstruct problematic areas of the body or to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Ultimately, it is the decision of the patient, the patient’s guardian (if the patient is a minor), and the doctor to decide when and where options of plastic surgery seem appropriate.