The teenage years are a pivotal time in any young person’s life, and it is important that they look and feel their best. When a person feels frustrated with their nose, they can develop a complex that will stick with them for the rest of their lives.
The nose is one of the main features of the face and has a great impact on a person’s self esteem. Teenage rhinoplasty is becoming an increasingly popular procedure in Long Beach, largely because it not only helps teenagers to feel good about themselves, but it also is a surgery that they are able to endure easily.
Age Limits for this Procedure
Dr. Kevin Sadati encourages all patients who are interested in this procedure to set up a free consultation appointment. Teenagers should bring their parents to this consultation as important information about the surgery will be provided. For instance, Dr. Sadati explains why teenagers need to wait until their noses are fully mature before having any reconstructive surgery. If the surgery is done before the nose reaches its full adult size, the nose will keep growing and potentially ruin the results of the surgery.
Boys should wait to have a rhinoplasty done until they are about 17 years old, and girls should not have this procedure done until they are between 15 and 16 years old.
In addition to helping teenagers improve their body image, this procedure has several medical benefits. Young people have elasticity in their skin, which makes it easier for the surgeon to work on restructuring the nasal features. This elasticity also means there is less pain associated with the procedure, and the patient will have an easier and shorter recovery period. These are all things to consider when thinking about having this procedure.