The right age for a nose job
While procedures such as the eye lift, the brow lift and the face lift are usually performed to reverse the effects of aging, the nose job is most often performed to actually improve on nature. Otoplasty (ear surgery) is similar, but where otoplasty can be performed on very small children, rhinoplasty should be put off until a patient has reached a certain age — about 15 in the case of girls and 17 in the case of boys.
This means that if your teenage son or daughter wants a nose job, it’s likely to be several years before it would be a good idea for him or her to get one. Use this time wisely. There should be a long discussion between the teenager, the parents and the surgeon in which the teen is given the chance to give voice to his or her hopes and expectations. Computer imaging, which displays the possible results of surgery so that your teenager can choose exactly what he or she wants, is a great tool to use at this point. A collection of before and after photos, testimonies from other patients and FAQs about rhinoplasty are also useful.
Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte today. Since 1988 he has concentrated on facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. If you or your son or daughter lives in or near Charlotte and wants a nose job, schedule an appointment or online consultation with Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon today.