Don’t get teen rhinoplasty for the wrong reasons
If you want teen rhinoplasty, you should first ask yourself why you want it. Did someone tell you that you should do something about your nose? Is there some celebrity you’re trying to look like? Or have you felt for a long time that your nose was too big, too small or the wrong shape? The thing to remember is that your nose is going to be with you for the rest of your life. You want to be sure this is something you want and that you’ll be happy with the outcome.
And there are medical reasons why you should wait if you’re younger. Your nose is still growing, so if it’s operated on before it’s fully grown, even if the final outcome is perfect it won’t stay perfect. For this reason, surgery needs to wait until you’re fifteen if a girl or seventeen if a boy. Most of all, you’ll need to have a long talk with an experienced Charlotte, NC facial plastic surgeon about what sort of surgery you want and why you want it. Done well and for the right reasons, with the surgeon and patient on the same page, teen rhinoplasty has every chance of success.
Important steps you should take when going through rhinoplasty
Teen rhinoplasty is very much like rhinoplasty for adults, so you should look at the surgeon’s before and after photos of rhinoplasty and testimonies from previous patients in order to determine if this is the right surgeon for you and what specific form of surgery you want. You should also look for as much medical information on teen rhinoplasty as you can process.
For the two weeks before the operation, you should avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or certain herbal supplements. These could lead to excessive bleeding during or after the operation.
During the recovery, you need to drink a lot of fluids and get lots of sleep, keeping your head elevated to reduce swelling. For the next few weeks, you should try to avoid heavy exercise, bending over or wearing glasses or pullover sweaters. You should also try to keep your nose out of the sun.
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.