Getting ready for teen rhinoplasty for Christmas

If you’re planning on giving your son or daughter teen rhinoplasty for Christmas, the time to start preparing is right now. The holidays are actually a very good time for recovery, because your child will already be home a lot. This will limit the risk of infection or contracting a respiratory ailment.

You should already have a surgeon picked out, preferably one who is highly rated, with many years of experience and a state-of-the-art suite for operations. That surgeon should already be talking with your son or daughter and getting a sense of his or her expectations. The surgeon should also be prepared to dissuade your son or daughter if he or she is too young (16 or under if he’s a boy, 14 or under if she’s a girl) or if he or she is doing this for the wrong reasons, such as trying to look like a celebrity or impress a boyfriend or girlfriend. The one thing you don’t want to do is make this a surprise Christmas present, even if your son or daughter has previously expressed a wish for rhinoplasty.

Getting ready for teen rhinoplasty

Here are some steps to prepare for the nose job:

  • Two weeks before teen rhinoplasty, stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or herbal supplements. (gingko biloba, garlic, ginseng, fish oil, dong quai, feverfew)
  • Obviously, your teenage son or daughter should not be smoking or drinking, but just in case, he or she needs to stop before the surgery.
  • The day before surgery, try to eat as little salt as possible.
  • You’ll be breathing through your mouth a lot after the surgery. Buy some extra lip balm so your lips don’t dry out.
  • Another thing you should stock up on is nutrition in liquid form. The idea is to be able to get a balanced diet for a little while with a minimum of chewing.
  • Make sure you have someone to drive you home after the surgery, and that your parents or other caregivers will be available to help you out afterwards.
  • If your son or daughter wears glasses, he or she needs to be prepared to do without them for a few weeks.

Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the top rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte, NC. He’s been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has done nothing but 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 get the noses they originally wanted. If you live in or near Charlotte and your son or daughter wants teen rhinoplasty, schedule your appointment today or ask for an online consultation so you can take advantage of the discount on the consultation fee.