Helping a teen who wants rhinoplasty
Teens are usually more sensitive about their looks than adults are, and more vulnerable to the judgment of other teens where their looks are concerned. A teen with an unpleasantly conspicuous nose won’t want to wait for adulthood to have it changed. This doesn’t even get into the possible medical reasons why a teen might need rhinoplasty.
But you still need to make sure he or she is old enough. A girl’s nose hasn’t finished growing and developing until about 15, and a boy’s nose hasn’t finished growing until about 17. He or she also needs a certain level of emotional maturity. The hardest part will be managing the recovery from rhinoplasty. Your son or daughter will need to spend the first few days indoors, drinking plenty of fluids. For the next few weeks, he or she should avoid any exercise that might raise blood pressure, as well as any garments that need to be pulled over the head. He or she should spend time out of the sun and not wear glasses. It may be several weeks before you can tell how well the operation has worked.
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Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte NC 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. If your son or daughter lives in or near Charlotte and wants rhinoplasty, schedule an appointment or online consultation with Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon today.