Can a teen choose cosmetic surgery? Part 2
Teen facial plastic surgery in Charlotte
Regarding more permanent procedures — and, in particular, rhinoplasty and cheek and chin implants — teen facial plastic surgery in Charlotte should wait until the teen’s features are in their adult form. This will be around age 15 in girls and age 17 in boys. And once again, you should be sure this is something the teenager has wanted for a long time and is not a sudden decision being made to impress a girl, please a boyfriend or imitate a celebrity.
Cheek implants can correct an asymmetry in the features and make the whole face more attractive. A chin implant can create an impression of decisiveness, trustworthiness and strength of character, although if the teen’s voice is still cracking, that will kind of blow it. As for rhinoplasty, what that usually does is to allow the nose to complement the other features rather than drawing attention away from them in a bad way.
The best time for any of these procedures is one that will allow the teenager to stay at home for a little while recuperating. Chin and cheek implants will involve a week or so of uncomfortable swelling, but this will pass. Rhinoplasty is probably the hardest to recover from, involving more fragile tissues, and will require more care on the part of the teenager to make sure it turns out right. In all cases, the teenager should not smoke, and (in the case of rhinoplasty) should avoid wearing glasses.
Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
The best facial plastic 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 focused his practice entirely on facial plastic surgery. He can do anything from laser tattoo removal to port wine stain treatment. If your son or daughter is interested in teen facial plastic surgery in Charlotte, make an appointment with his office today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the fee.