If your teen is having a nose job for Christmas

If you’re offering a teen nose job for Christmas, the best time to schedule it is for spring break. Also, you can look for some other time when your son or daughter will be at home. By now, your son or daughter should also have had a good, long talk with the surgeon. This is to make sure the surgeon fully understands what your son or daughter wants. To make sure that the teen nose job isn’t being done on a whim, but is something the teen has honestly wanted for a long time. Surgeons are good at understanding the motives and psychology behind facial plastic surgery. They know the best publicity is customers who are satisfied in the long term. Look for a surgeon with a collection of before and after photos of patients of different ages and testimonies from other patients.

Teen nose job

As with any other rhinoplasty, a teen nose job in Charlotte, NC is usually performed under general anesthesia. It should wait until the patient’s features are fully mature — about 17 if the patient is a boy and 15 if the patient is a girl. If the patient is younger, a nose job should only be performed to repair damage after an injury to the nose, or if it doesn’t involve the nasal bone. It’s best to trust the opinion a surgeon with experience in teen nose jobs to determine if this is the case.

Managing recovery from a teen nose job

A teen nose job has the same risks as an adult nose job. Among these risks are burst blood vessels, permanent numbness and scarring at the base of the nose. To reduce these risks, your son or daughter is going to have to take great care in managing the recovery period. He or she will have to drink plenty of fluids, and keep his or her head elevated during sleep to bring swelling. Also needs to stay out of the sun and avoid heavy, blood-pressure-elevating exercise for the next few weeks. He or she should also avoid glasses and sweaters that need to be pulled over the head.

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 wants teen rhinoplasty, schedule an appointment or online consultation today.