Among American teens, rhinoplasty is the most common cosmetic surgery performed, as noted by WebMD. However, because the teen years are a critical time of development and self-discovery, deciding to have cosmetic surgery of any kind should require careful thought and consideration. This includes developing realistic expectations and having honest conversations among teens, parents and their plastic surgeon. Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D., holds extensive experience helping patients obtain a more satisfying nose shape, including adolescents and teens. Most importantly, Dr. Rosenberg’s knowledge of the limitations of plastic surgery makes him a trusted resource for parents of teens seeking rhinoplasty surgery.
For teens considering a “nose job,” as many call it, most note a cosmetic concern with the size or shape of their nose as the primary reason for surgery. Common requests include increasing or decreasing the size of the nose or nostrils, reshaping the tip of the nose or removing a hump on the bridge of the nose. Yet, there are other reasons for rhinoplasty surgery, some of which are necessary to promote better function. These include:
- Straightening the bridge of the nose
- Correcting the nose following an injury
- Opening breathing passages
- Repairing a deviated septum
Aside from having the right reasons for rhinoplasty, teens must also consider the timing of surgery. In essence, any modification to the shape or size of the nose should not be performed until teens have completed nose growth. Dr. Rosenberg explains that this varies from patient to patient, and is often different among males and females. Therefore, as part of a complete evaluation and consultation, Dr. Rosenberg inspects the growth centers of the nose to determine if the teen patient is suitable for surgery.
If a young patient is deemed physically ready for rhinoplasty, Dr. Rosenberg is an elite choice for sophisticated, natural-looking results with optimal healing and recovery. To schedule a confidential consultation for your teen, contact Dr. Rosenberg at his New York City or Upper East Side practice today.