Most teens spend a great deal of time in front of the mirror. They experiment with makeup, hairstyles, and fashion. There are also many teens who are deeply unhappy or dissatisfied with what they see in that mirror. Every year, thousands of teens try to permanently change their reflected image through plastic surgery. Every year, more than 200,000 cosmetic plastic surgery procedures are performed on individuals age 13 to 19. Teens prefer plastic surgery to fix the parts of their body they believed are flawed so they better fit in with their peers. The vast majority of these procedures is rhinoplasty, a procedure designed to improve the shape and appearance of the nose. Dr. M. Sean Freeman, Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon performs more teen rhinoplasty surgery procedures than anyone else in the Southeast United States. He has more than twenty years of experience and is double board-certified.
Dr. Freeman recommends that a teen’s nose be fully formed before any type of facial plastic surgery is performed. This is usually around age 14 to 16 for females and age 16 to 18 for males. Before surgery, Dr. Freeman meets with the teen and their family and spends a great deal of time explaining the surgery and discussing the teen’s goals. Dr. Freeman always strives for the most natural looking results possible, so he spends time educating the teen and their family about determining the best approach to meet the teen’s goals. Dr. Freeman uses state-of-the-art imaging to help the teen imagine how their new nose shape will look and the best way to achieve harmony and balance among their facial features. Dr. Freeman also evaluates the teen’s health and any previous surgeries or injuries.
Dr. Freeman is board-certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging procedures within facial plastic surgery. Dr. Freeman’s skill and experience make him the absolute best choice for a teen rhinoplasty. Dr. Freeman also performs many revision rhinoplasty procedures each year, improving or modifying work done by other physicians. Most teen rhinoplasty procedures are performed in Dr. Freeman’s Charlotte NC clinic, The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery. Here, Dr. Freeman operates in a state-of-the-art operating suite.
During the rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Freeman augments or alters the bone and cartilage of the nose’s internal structure. He typically does this through small incisions made within the nose. Most patients require no nasal packing and will have moderate bruising from seven to ten days following surgery. Patients typically return to a normal schedule within one week after surgery. Patients may experience swelling for a few weeks up to several months. If you are considering rhinoplasty surgery, call Dr. Freeman’s Charlotte NC clinic to schedule a consultation appointment.