Bad reasons for teen rhinoplasty
There are any number of reasons why your son or daughter might want teen rhinoplasty, and not all of these are good reasons. If he or she wants a nose job because a boyfriend, girlfriend or just plain friend said it would be an improvement, that isn’t a good reason. If he or she is trying to look like a movie or TV star, that also isn’t a good reason. A desire for a new nose should be a very specific desire which a teenager has had for a long time, and not part of a general dislike of his or her own appearance. To make sure that this is the case, the teen should have a long talk with the surgeon before the procedure, and be allowed to be open about his or her desires and expectations.
And because a teenager’s nose is still growing, teen rhinoplasty should wait until the patient’s nose is fully developed. If the patient is healthy enough, this is usually around 15 in the case of girls and 17 in the case of boys. However, you will want the opinion of an experienced facial plastic surgeon on whether your son or daughter’s nose is ready. Rhinoplasty is the most common form of facial plastic surgery for both teens and adults, and can be a success if done well and for the right reasons.
Steps to take before and after surgery
To help talk the patient through it, the surgeon should have before and after photos, testimonies from other patients and a list of FAQs about teen rhinoplasty that the patient can read. Your son or daughter needs to refrain from taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or certain herbal supplements, as these could lead to excessive bleeding during or after the operation.
To recover from teen rhinoplasty, your son or daughter should drink plenty of fluids and get lots of sleep, keeping his or her head elevated to reduce swelling. For the next few weeks, he or she should try to avoid heavy exercise, bending over or wearing glasses or pullover sweaters.
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 wants teen rhinoplasty, schedule an appointment or online consultation today.