Each year, thousands of teenagers opt to have a rhinoplasty procedure performed. The number increases every year, and it has been a mainstay as the most popular facial plastic surgery for this age group. This is a trend that is occurring across the country, and Dr. Kevin Sadati has noticed it in his Newport Beach practice. Given what a tumultuous time the teenage years can be, it is no surprise that some Orange County teens want to improve their appearance with a nose job. This can be just the fix they need in order to boost their self confidence and continue on with their best foot forward in life. However, it is important that teenagers considering this procedure go to a true rhinoplasty specialist such as Dr. Sadati.
Teenagers who are interested in this procedure should start by booking a consultation appointment with Dr. Sadati. Minors must bring their parents or legal guardians to this appointment. It is crucial that all parties are involved in the initial consultation conversation as it will help teenagers get an idea of what the cosmetic surgery can do for them and will help alleviate concerns a parent might have about the procedure itself.
There are several restrictions on teenage patients that both the teens and their parents should know about ahead of time. First and foremost, any patient under the age of 18 must have written permission from their parents to undergo surgery. Secondly, the doctor must confirm that the nose is fully formed and developed. For girls, this means a minimum age requirement of 15 or 16 is put in place. For boys, the minimum age requirement is between 17 and 18 years old. If a rhinoplasty is performed before the nose is mature, the nose will continue to grow, and it will wreck havoc on the results of the surgery.
However, parents and teens should recognize that now is as good of a time as any to have this surgery done. Young people have more elasticity in their skin, allowing the surgeon to provide better results. At the same time, it is easier for teenagers to undergo major surgery. They often find that the recovery process is easier, and they bounce back quicker. Most teenagers are able to return to school and part time jobs within a week or 10 days time. It is ideal to have this procedure done during school breaks or summer months. Teen patients who have a rhinoplasty done need to be aware that contact sports should be put on hold for a while. It is important to take extra care and make sure that nothing can jar or hit their new nose.