The teenage years are difficult enough as it is, so when a teen begins to feel embarrassed about their nose and starts to lose self confidence, it can be devastating. However, many Mission Viejo parents just aren’t sure if teenage rhinoplasty is the right answer. Dr. Kevin Sadati invites teens and their parents to come in for a free consultation in order to go over the restrictions that are placed on teenagers undergoing rhinoplasty procedures as well as what the benefits are to having this surgery done during the teenage years.
The Importance of Age
Age is an important consideration when a teenager is deciding whether or not to undergo a nose job procedure. Dr. Sadati recommends that patients wait until an appropriate age to have this procedure done. For a teen girl, a rhinoplasty should not be performed until she is at least 15 or 16 years old. This is because her nose is not yet mature and has not fully reached its adult size.
For a teen boy, he should wait until he is closer to 17 or 18 years old. When a rhinoplasty is performed too early, the nose will continue to grow, and the new nose can become misshapen.
Benefits of this Procedure
However, there are several benefits that parents and teenagers should consider when trying to decide if this is the right time in their life to have a cosmetic surgery done. For starters, a young person’s skin has more elasticity and can stretch more easily. This ensures better results for the patient and also means there is a quicker recovery time. Reshaping and restructuring the nose is easier during this time in a person’s life, and as a person gets older surgery can become more difficult to withstand and recover from afterward.