Teenagers are extremely sensitive about their appearance. Minor skin blemishes and acne scars are common concerns, but the size or shape of the nose can be a source of major concern for some teens. When a teen is unhappy with the shape of their nose, they often gain self-confidence and blossom after rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is the most common plastic surgery for teens. The goal of rhinoplasty is to create a natural and appropriately sized nose that enhances the overall profile. Some people are born with a nose that does not fit their face. Others may have suffered trauma to the nose, leaving them with a hump from a fracture that did not heal properly.
Rhinoplasty can straighten a crooked nose, shrink a big nose or large nostrils, and more. If needed, rhinoplasty can be combined with septoplasty, straightening the deviated partition inside the nose, to resolve breathing issues.
Rhinoplasty for teens can be considered when the nose is done growing. Dr. Bahman Guyuron has performed rhinoplasty for teens as young as 13 (females) or 14 (males).
Social recovery (looking presentable) usually takes 8-10 days, and getting back to full normal activities may take 3 weeks, so most teens elect to have a rhinoplasty during summer break. Discomfort usually is just a few days, and most swelling and bruising will resolve in a week. Contact sports should be avoided for 3 weeks.
If you are considering rhinoplasty, Dr. Guyuron has a reputation for being the best in Cleveland. His schedule fills up fast, so plan ahead and contact Zeeba Clinic to schedule a consultation for a teen rhinoplasty today.