Helping Increase Self Esteem

Helping Increase Self Esteem

Are you looking for a way to help your teenager gain confidence, find friends and be successful in school? For some people, a simple plastic surgery procedure might make all the difference in the world. Here at Penta Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we understand the challenges of the teen years, and have worked with many clients in their teens to help give them what they need to become self-confident and proud of their appearance.

Parents will always tell their children they are the most beautiful beings on the planet. It is only natural for parents to love their children no matter what, and want to boost their confidence. But as kids get older they become more influenced by what others think. Wearing the right clothes, having the right hair style and fitting in with their peers becomes much more important than ever before, and their friends’ opinions start to have a bigger influence on their own self esteem.

The teen years are already a vulnerable time, and for someone who might look a little different than what society accepts as typical beauty, it can be even worse. Being made fun of or laughed at can create lasting damage to a person’s confidence. Here are a few statistics to show just how big of an impact other people can have:

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  • 77 percent of kids admit being the victim of some type of bullying. And how does that affect a person’s way of life?
  • 70 percent of girls ages 15-17 avoid daily activities when they feel bad about their looks.
  • 75 percent of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities like cutting, bullying, smoking, drinking or eating disorders, compared to only 25 percent of girls with high self-esteem.

How can we help? If you or someone you love is being bullied because of their looks, it might be time for a consultation with a plastic surgeon. There are many procedures that can be done to help a person get the appearance they desire and lead a healthy, happy life, both inside and out.

Two procedures we provide that are often chosen by young people include rhinoplasty and otoplasty.

Rhinoplasty is surgery performed on the nose that can enhance facial harmony and proportion. This surgery can be used to correct nose width at the bridge; a nose profile with visible humps or depressions; a nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, upturned or hooked; nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned; and nasal asymmetry.

Otoplasty is cosmetic ear surgery to change the shape, position or size of the ears. This procedure is chosen by people who are bothered at how far their ears stick out from their head or if their ears are misshapen due to an injury or birth defect. Being proud of your looks and full of self confidence is important for everyone, but especially for teenagers. If you feel it’s time for a change in your own life, call us today to set up a consultation and discuss the options available. We want to help everyone be strong inside and live a happy life.