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Guidelines for Teenage Cosmetic Patients

Teenagers who want cosmetic surgery may have to pass a psychological assessment before going under the knife.

The Medical Board of Australia also wants people seeking a procedure to undergo a mandatory cooling-off period before their operation.

Under the guidelines proposed by the board, there would be a seven-day waiting period for adults and a three-month cooling-off period before procedures for all patients under 18 years old.

Noting a “disturbing trend” of young people rushing into surgery while physically or emotionally unready to understand the risks, the guidelines would require patients under 18 to be assessed by a registered psychologist or psychiatrist.

At Northern Beaches Cosmetic all patients under the age of 18 are seen with a parent or guardian in a consult with Dr Turner to discuss the procedure in depth and the risks  associated and are then asked to be seen by a psychologist or psychiatrist. The patient can then come back after the 3 month cooling off period and subject to the psychological assessment and Dr turner’s examination, they can then proceed with surgery.

To find out more information or to speak with a staff member regarding this, please the office on 1300 437 758 or send an email to [email protected]


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Dr Scott J. Turner

Dr Turner has spent a lifetime acquiring the qualifications, education, training and hands on experience to perform superior cosmetic plastic surgery to give you the natural, beautiful results and improved sense of well-being you want.

Dr Turner has set himself apart from the masses of other cosmetic surgeons. His goal has remained the same from the day he elected to become a surgeon: to provide his patients with natural, beautiful results. Today, his thriving practice is testament to what he set out to achieve from the very beginning: changing a person’s quality of life, through self-improvement.

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