How to determine if your teen is ready for teen rhinoplasty surgery
Teen rhinoplasty can provide great benefits by improving overall facial harmony and specifically, the nasal structure. From making small modifications to the nasal tip to resizing the entire nose, teen rhinoplasty surgery can have a dramatic and lasting impact. Among teens, teen rhinoplasty is the most requested procedure in the world.
A fully matured nose
Dr. M. Sean Freeman, recognized as Charlotte NC’s best rhinoplasty surgeon always waits until a teen’s nose is fully grown. With females this is between ages 14 to 16 and with males, between ages 16 and 18. This helps ensure the results of the teen rhinoplasty surgery will be permanent.
Reasons for having surgery
The important thing is that the teen understands what the possible results can be and is comfortable with the entire procedure. Dr. Freeman can help the teen visualize their new nose by using imaging software. The teen should realize that changing their nose will not completely change their appearance. Common reasons for requesting teen rhinoplasty surgery include fixing an aesthetic concern such as a hump or a pointy tip, correcting an imbalance in the facial features, and correcting functional problems such as breathing or sinus congestion.
Teens who are asking for teen rhinoplasty because of peer pressure are more likely to not be happy with their final results. When your teen is considering teen rhinoplasty surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Freeman to discuss the procedure and the realistic expectations for results.