Is your son or daughter old enough for rhinoplasty?
If your teenage son or daughter in Charlotte NC has expressed a desire for a nose job, you may be wondering if he or she is old enough for rhinoplasty. There are several questions here. The first is whether his or her nose is finished developing. In the case of boys, this happens at around age 17. In the case of girls, it happens at around age 15. So that’s one thing to keep in mind.
Another thing to keep in mind in deciding if the patient is old enough for rhinoplasty is his or her level of maturity, and how consistently he or she has expressed this desire. As a rule, teens are usually more sensitive about their looks than adults, and more vulnerable to the social judgment of their peers and the pressure to look more attractive. So if your child has only gotten interested in this since meeting a new group of friends, it may be that the friends are the problem, not the nose.
Finally, in deciding if your child is old enough for rhinoplasty you have to be sure he or she is ready to do what it takes to make sure the nose job is a success. This will mean avoiding nicotine or certain drugs, staying home for a week or so, not wearing pullover sweaters, and generally avoiding anything that could damage the healing nose — including a cold or flu.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
The best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte NC is Dr. Sean Freeman. He has been certified by two different boards of surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has done only facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you believe your son or daughter is old enough for rhinoplasty, make an appointment today or schedule an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.