Questions you may have about teenage rhinoplasty
Teenage rhinoplasty requires much thought and consideration. Adolescence is already rife with insecurities and frustrations that have developed around real or perceived negative body image. These insecurities will affect every teenager differently. For some, it is all part of the uncomfortable but natural growing process, but for others, the pain of teenage insecurity can last well into adulthood. Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon can understand and empathize with both a parent’s and a teen’s struggle to decide what is best when it comes to facial plastic surgery.
Addressing the dilemma
Every year the same scenario plays out, and parents must make an important decision. They must choose between letting their child continue to feel negatively or insecure about themselves; or to allow their child to undergo a surgery, even taking into consideration the possible risks to prevent psychological scars, which could possibly have long-term emotional effects. To be honest, many parents feel uncomfortable with both options.
Making the right choice
There is no right or wrong answer, this is always a complex choice. On one hand, we want our children to learn to deal with social pressures and negative discourse. In our worldly experience, we completely understand that this will be an issue throughout our lives, and now is the time to teach your teenager to deal with insults from others. Overcoming adversity is a crucial and necessary social skill. Make sure that this is part of the discussion, to avoid your teenager developing the impression that a rhinoplasty or any other type of plastic surgery is the ultimate solution to solving all their self-image concerns.
Checking their motivations
In other words, we need to make sure that they are requesting the procedure for the right reasons. Understanding and clarifying your teenager’s motivations for undergoing rhinoplasty is critical to our decision making process. If you determine that they are just trying to acquiesce to peer pressure, then they are not truly ready to undergo a surgical procedure. They need to clearly understand that plastic surgery is not the answer to gain them popularity or peer acceptance.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte NC is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has practiced facial plastic surgery since 1988 and his expertise and training far exceed any other facial plastic surgeon in town. The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery is a beautiful, modern facility that offers patients the experience and expertise of one of the country’s foremost authorities on facial plastic surgery. As a patient, you can be assured that you will receive a detailed evaluation by Dr. Sean Freeman that is tailored to meet your individual needs. Patients are never rushed to make a decision, they are encouraged to take as much time as they feel is necessary to have their questions answered and to feel confident about their decisions. To benefit from Dr. Freeman’s many years of experience, you can request your consultation online. Call his office and ask about teenage rhinoplasty from the best facial plastic surgeon in the Charlotte area.