Everyone remembers how difficult high school can be, especially for teenagers who feel like they do not fit in or look different from their friends. When a nose is misshapen, and there are unsightly bumps and humps, a teen can easily suffer from a negative body image and quickly develop a complex. It is important that teenagers foster their self confidence early in life as this is a trait that will stick with them. San Juan Capistrano teens have been turning to teenage rhinoplasty to help get their self confidence back. This is a trend occurring throughout the United States, as more than 38,000 teenage cosmetic procedures were performed in 2008 alone.
Age Limit for this Surgery
Dr. Kevin Sadati makes sure to sit down during a consultation appointment with teenagers and their parents to discuss the importance of having the surgery done at the appropriate age. It is crucial to wait until the nose has reached its adult size because if the surgery is done too early the nose will continue to grow. This more often than not ruins the previous surgical work that was done and revisions are more common.
Girls should wait until they are between 15 and 16 years old while boys should wait until they are about 17 years old.
Benefits of Having Surgery During Teen Years
Young people are more resilient in general, and this is especially true when it comes to cosmetic surgery. A teen’s skin is more easily stretched and allows a surgeon to restructure the nose better. Because of elasticity in the skin, a teenager often experiences a quicker recovery time and overall better results. These results will stick with them for the rest of their life, so it is a worthwhile investment in their body image.