Does Your Teen Want a Nose Job?

Many teens can feel self-conscious of their appearance. It is not uncommon for a teen to be unhappy with a feature on their face, especially their nose. The nose is a central feature that has a significant impact on the overall appearance of the face but changing its shape is a major consideration. If your teenager is unhappy with their nose and wants a nose job, there are many things to consider before seeking this procedure.

First and foremost, it is important that you and your teen have a frank and honest conversation about why they want rhinoplasty. There are many people who were unhappy with a facial feature in their teens but as adults accept these features are part of their unique appearance. Any surgery does come with risks and it is important to understand why your teen wants this procedure. If you believe it will help them become more confident or their nose is misshapen, it may be the right choice

When Can Teen Rhinoplasty be Performed?

In addition to determining whether a nose job is right for your teenager, it is also important to understand when it can be performed. The nose must be fully developed before surgical changes are made. In girls, this could be as early as 13-14 years of age, while for boys it may be at least 15. Each person develops and grows at different rates. An experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty can help determine whether your teen is old enough to have a nose job performed.

Teen rhinoplasty and all surgeries should be carefully considered. It is a life-changing operation which can have benefits but also has risks. Make sure to take the time to discuss all the implications and consult a reputable plastic surgeon before making a decision that will have such an impact on your teen’s life and appearance.

Posted on behalf of:
Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 288-0641

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