It is difficult for any person of any age to deal with social situations when they do not love the nose that is the focal point of their face. It is even more difficult for teenagers to cope as this is already a difficult time in their life for making friends and enjoying their social lives.
Many Irvine teenagers are opting to have a teenage rhinoplasty procedure done. It turns out that these years are a perfect time for this type of procedure. Their bodies are capable of handling the surgery, and it greatly improves their self confidence during a period when it is needed the most.
It is important for both teens and their parents to know there are certain age restrictions that Dr. Kevin Sadati abides by when it comes to this surgery. A person’s nose is not fully mature and does not reach its adult size until the middle of the teenage years. Dr. Sadati recommends that patients wait until this threshold before having surgery. If the procedure is done too early, the chances of revision increase and the results are likely to change as the nose continues to grow.
Girls should wait until they are between 15 and 16 years old while boys should wait until they are closer to 17 years old.
This is an ideal time to have this type of surgery done. For one, a teenager’s body will better handle the surgery itself, and because the patients are younger, the recovery time is quicker. A teen’s skin stretches easier, allowing the surgeon to restructure the nose and provide the best results possible. The elasticity in the skin means there is less pain and discomfort, and the recovery period is a little bit shorter than it is in older adult patients.