Some parents might be shocked and maybe even a little concerned if their teenage child suddenly requests a nose job. While there are special considerations that need to be taken into account when it comes to teenage patients, Dr. Kevin Sadati of Nose Job Recovery notes that there are several benefits to teens having this procedure done during this phase of their lives. In recent years, he has seen an increase in the number of teens at his Newport Beach practice and that trend is occurring across the country too. Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures, and it is easily the most requested procedure by teenagers.
Orange County teens who are interested in this procedure need to know that there are several restrictions when it comes to their ages. First of all, any patient under the age of 18 must have written consent by a parent or legal guardian before the surgery can be performed. Second, there are strict minimum age requirements that Dr. Sadati has put in place for teenagers who want to have a rhinoplasty performed. Girls must be at least 15 or 16 years old, and boys have to be at least 17 or 18 years old. These age requirements are necessary because the nose is not completely developed until this point. If a rhinoplasty is performed too early, the nose will continue to develop once the surgery is complete. As the nose grows, the results will be ruined, and the patient would need a revision procedure. Dr. Sadati will determine if the patient is ready for the surgery at the initial consultation appointment.
Dr. Sadati will also take the time during that first consultation appointment to discuss the benefits of this procedure to the patient’s parents. It is important that the teenage patient and the parents or guardians attend the consultation, so that everyone is on the same page when it comes to the surgery. Parents should note that the teen years are an ideal time to have a plastic surgery done, as a young adult patients are able to bounce back quicker after the operation. The skin on their face has more elasticity, allowing the surgeon to produce better results.
Not only do teens have the physical benefits of youth on their side, but this is also an ideal time to work on building self esteem and self confidence, as well. With a new and improved nose, teenage patients will be able to face the challenges that lie ahead of them in adulthood with the confidence that they need. Most patients only need to take about a week off of school, and it is easy to fit in during school breaks. If your teen is expressing interest in this procedure, take the time to contact Dr. Sadati’s office today.