Teens may need rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons

Teen Rhinoplasty procedures can be performed for many different reasons. While some procedures are performed for cosmetic purposes, some teens may require nose surgery for other reasons.

The nose can make a big difference in the way a person’s face looks. Some patients may undergo rhinoplasty to shape the nose to better fit their face. Patient’s who do not like the way their nose looks on their face may have low self-esteem. A nose job can often help boost a patient’s confidence.

Teens may also undergo rhinoplasty for non-cosmetic reasons. This procedure can correct the damage done to the nose through accidents or nose breaks. Rhinoplasty can also correct medical issues such as breathing issues, such as those that stem from a deviated septum, and other medical problems.

Not all teenagers are eligible to undergo rhinoplasty

Though teens can undergo rhinoplasty, it is important not to have the surgery until they are fully developed. Typically boys need to be between the ages of 16 and 18, while girls are generally between the ages of 14 and 16 when they are fully developed. The surgeon will be able to advise if a teen is eligible to undergo rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty procedure can be done in the surgical facility at the office

Most rhinoplasty surgeries can be performed at The Center for Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery. The Center boasts state-of-the-art equipment needed to give patients the best result possible, as well as a comfortable place to recover. If other accommodations are needed, procedures can be performed in the hospital as well.

Rhinoplasty and what to expect following your procedure

Before your procedure, you will have a consultation with Dr. Freeman. Using imaging software, Dr. Freeman can show you what you will look like following the surgery, so you will know what to expect when everything is healed.

Rhinoplasty manipulates and alters the bone and cartilage in the nose to give it a new shape. This surgery is performed via incisions in the nose, so no scarring is visible. Rhinoplasty can have a significant impact on patient’s facial structure and in turn, can give patients more confidence in their looks.

Teens who undergo rhinoplasty can typically expect to return to normal activities within a week of the surgery. Immediately following the procedure, teens will experience bruising and swelling. Bruising should go away within 7 to 10 days with swelling reducing significantly and disappearing within a few weeks to a month. Numbness of the area may occur as well, but this should be temporary.

Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. Operations on teen should be handled with care and precision, Dr. Freeman has extensive training and the experience to give teens the best results possible.