Since the nose is the most prominent feature on the face, it is often the one that has the largest impact on the facial appearance. Teens and adolescents are notorious for feeling self-conscious about the way they look and can feel less confident when they are unhappy with the shape of their nose. While no plastic surgery should be performed on a whim, many teens can benefit from rhinoplasty if it helps them feel more confident. In the right circumstance, teen rhinoplasty can help young people look their best and improve his or her outlook on their appearance.
Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, has spent many years helping patients achieve a more satisfying nose shape, including adolescents and teens. He understands the benefits and the limitations that plastic surgery can offer. Dr. Rosenberg works closely with parents and teens who are considering rhinoplasty. His expertise as a dual board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon can help determine if teen rhinoplasty is the right choice. If the surgery is performed, his skills can ensure the results will look natural and enhance the overall facial appearance.
When is the Right Time for a Teen Nose Job?
Alterations to the nose shape should not be performed until teens have completed nose growth. This varies from person to person and by gender. In most cases, this occurs at around 15-16 years of age, but it may be sooner or later for some individuals. Dr. Rosenberg can perform a thorough exam to inspect the growth centers in the nose to determine whether a teen or adolescent is physically ready for rhinoplasty. He also takes the time to discuss the procedure in depth to ensure that a teen is also emotionally ready for this procedure and is making the decision for the right reasons.
If you have a teenager that is self-conscious about their appearance due to a large or misshapen nose, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosenberg. He will help you and your teen determine if rhinoplasty is the best option and will answer any questions you have about the procedure.