Teen rhinoplasty and teens
Teen rhinoplasty is most often performed under general anesthesia. It should not be performed until the features of the patient are fully mature — about 15 in the case of girls and 17 in the case of boys. If the operation is confined to the nasal tip and does not involve the still-growing bones, it may be possible to perform an operation on a patient a year or so younger, but only an expert in teen rhinoplasty can determine if this is the case.
Rhinoplasty in Charlotte, NC is not a decision that should be entered into lightly. There should be enough thorough discussions, with the surgeon involved, to allow the teenager and his or her parents to be certain that this decision reflects a deeply held personal need, not a sudden whim. And there are risks associated with teen rhinoplasty as with nose surgery on adults. The numbness and swelling associated with rhinoplasty recovery are usually temporary, but in some cases, nerve damage causes more permanent numbness. Some of the blood vessels on the skin of the nose may burst, and there may be scarring at the base of the nose in cases of open rhinoplasty. These risks will be greatly lessened if you find an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and carefully manage the recovery period.
Choosing a Charlotte facial plastic surgeon and going through with it
Look for a surgeon who has a collection of before and after photos of patients of different ages, testimonies from other patients and FAQs about teen rhinoplasty. Look for a surgeon that has the best before/after photos and has the experience to create the kind of nose your teen wants.
To manage the recovery from teen rhinoplasty, make sure your son or daughter drinks plenty of fluids, gets lots of sleep, and keeps his or her head elevated during sleep to reduce swelling. For the next few weeks, he or she should anything that would raise the blood pressure in his or her head. Glasses and sweaters that need to be pulled over the head should also be avoided.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte today. 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 concentrated on his specialty — facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and are seeking revision rhinoplasty to improve them. If you or your son or daughter lives in or near Charlotte and want teen rhinoplasty, schedule an 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.