Teen Nose Job
As the facial plastic surgery field increases in popularity, more and more teenagers are going under the knife. The nose job, in particular, is the most popular procedure sought after by teens. In fact, nearly half of all teenagers seeing plastic surgery are getting a rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of the nose. When a young patient visits Dr. Azizzadeh for a teen nose job in California, he always keeps certain considerations to keep in mind. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist, Dr. Azizzadeh is a rhinoplasty expert who has performed countless teenage nose jobs.
At What Age Can You Get a Teen Nose Job in California?
The nose is the main focal point of the face; therefore, being unhappy with its appearance can greatly affect one’s self-esteem. As a teenager, self-esteem and confidence are very important, a fact which has led to many teenagers, and their parents, considering rhinoplasty surgery. There is, however, some controversy surrounding the appropriate age for cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh advises that young patients wait to undergo nose jobs until their noses have reached adult size. This generally happens between the ages of 15 and 16 for girls and 16 and 17 for boys. He also recommends that the teen nose job be performed during the teen’s summer break from school. This will give the patient’s nose time to heal before he or she returns to school and other daily activities.
Am I a Candidate for Teen Rhinoplasty?
Whenever a teenager visits Dr. Azizzadeh for a rhinoplasty consultation, he stresses the importance of the teen and his/her parents discussing the motivations for wanting the plastic surgery procedure before deciding if the patient is, in fact, a good candidate. Many young patients seek a nose job for reasons like a deviated septum that is impairing breathing, but others want the surgery to improve their self-esteem. No matter the reason, Dr. Azizzadeh can help the patient and his/her parents decide if the nose job surgery is a good choice and if it is the right time to undergo the procedure. It is also critically important that the patient be mature enough to handle all that undergoing surgery entails.
If you are a good candidate for a teen nose job, Dr. Azizzadeh and his staff will help you and your family through every step of the rhinoplasty process.
Call Dr. Azizzadeh Today For a Teen Rhinoplasty Consultation
Dr. Azizzadeh and the staff at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery understand that deciding to let your teen undergo surgery is a big decision. He takes his time to understand the patient’s motivations for wanting the surgery and determine, with the parents, whether the patient is in fact ready to undergo the procedure. If you are considering a teen rhinoplasty and would like to learn more about procedure, please contact Dr. Babak Azizzadeh at the Center for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles at (310) 657-2203 today to schedule a consultation.
To learn more about the teen nose job in California, contact our office.