Teen Rhinoplasty is becoming more popular
Teen rhinoplasty is no longer a rarity. In the age of selfies and Instagram, with teenagers having more and more opportunities to show their faces to a sometimes unkind world, there is more and more interest in teen rhinoplasty. Teenagers, who are less mature and self-confident than adults and more subject to the social judgment of their peers, will naturally look for something that makes them look more attractive.
It is important to remember that teenagers in Charlotte, NC should not undergo teen rhinoplasty until their features are fully developed. This happens at age 15 in girls and age 17 in boys. If you have a much younger son or daughter who wants teen rhinoplasty, this is actually good news. It means that you have to make them wait, which will give you a chance to learn whether or not they really want this — and if so, why.
Helping your son or daughter prepare for a nose job
Look for a surgeon who not only has the aesthetic sense to know what changes to make in the nose of your son or daughter and the skill to perform those changes, but also the ability to talk to teenagers and learn their wants and expectations. A good surgeon wants to avoid a regretted surgery as much as a botched surgery. The surgeon should also ask about any medications your child is taking.
You will also need to help your son or daughter plan for the surgery and recovery. Two weeks beforehand, he or she should stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and certain herbal supplements — your surgeon will know which ones. It is to be hoped that your son or daughter do not smoke or drink, but if they do, this is an opportunity to stop. Just before surgery, you should stock up on lip balm and beverages and encourage them to cut back on salt.
After surgery, your son or daughter will be breathing through the mouth for a while, so make sure his or her lips and mouth are kept moisturized. Keep them out of the sun and away from heavy exercise. Make sure he or she does not contract any respiratory illness and is not exposed to any allergen during this time. Also, pullover garments are a no-no right now.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the top rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte, NC, certified by two different surgery boards. He has done only facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs, since 1988. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to make them better. If you live in or near Charlotte and your son or daughter wants teen rhinoplasty, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.
Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only Faces, Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon, to schedule a consultation to find out what procedure is right for you. Call today.