Teenage Rhinoplasty NYC
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Why should clients choose ESK MD
Teenagers can be cruel, and any imperfections or especially prominent features can be a source of bullying or embarrassment. The nose in particular can distract from other facial features and is hard to conceal. Some teenagers and their parents may decide that rhinoplasty, often referred to as a nose job, is the best option for resolving any cosmetic or structural issues and bring harmony to the facial structure.
How does teenage rhinoplasty differ from traditional rhinoplasty?
Everyone develops at different rates, but for most people any imperfections in the size or shape of the nose will become apparent between the ages of 15 and 19. Aesthetic imperfections can lead to ridicule at school. Structural problems can result in difficulties with breathing or sleeping and can impact your teen’s ability to focus in school or lead to other medical problems.
Whether it’s cosmetic or structural, teenage rhinoplasty is often done for the same variety of reasons whether the person is a teenager or an adult. The procedure and techniques remain the same, but special consideration may be given to the teen’s maturity and readiness for a surgical procedure.
Best Candidates for Teenage Rhinoplasty
nose job in Manhattan can address a wide variety of concerns, including:
- Bulbous or drooping tip
- A hump on the nasal bridge
- Wide nostrils
- Difficulty breathing
Your teen should be in good health and confident in their decision to alter their appearance. Maturity is key to understanding the procedure and the subsequent recovery time.
Things to Consider Before Teenage Rhinoplasty
Age is an important consideration before electing to have a nose job in New York. Teens who are considering teenage rhinoplasty should wait until their nose has fully developed, as continued development can alter the results of their surgery. Girls tend to develop more quickly and typically have rhinoplasty between the ages of 16 and 17 while boys often wait until 17 or 18 years of age.
A positive adult role model like a parent should discuss all aspects of the procedure to make sure the teenager is prepared for surgery. The procedure involves a recovery period that may impact your teen’s ability to play sports or perform other activities at school. If your teen does not have the time to dedicate to a successful recovery, it may be wise to wait.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
During your teen’s New York City nose job, cartilage can be added or removed accordingly to achieve the shape discussed with Dr. Kwak during your initial consultation. Cartilage grafts can be taken from other areas of the body and used to add volume if necessary.
There are generally two techniques used during rhinoplasty. Open rhinoplasty involves a small incision at the base of the nostrils and provides access to the entire nasal structure. This technique is ideal for those who have more involved cosmetic concerns that require precise attention.
During a closed rhinoplasty procedure, all incisions can be made inside the nose. This technique does not produce any visible scars and allows for more involved structural changes.
How long is recovery after a nose job?
Your teen will need approximately two weeks for the initial recovery period. The splint and bandages can usually be removed after one week. They should avoid strenuous activities, especially ones that have a risk of bumping the nose, and take it easy for at least the first week. Dr. Kwak will monitor their recovery closely and advise them on appropriate levels of activity.
Your teen may experience some swelling or bruising after the procedure, which should subside within a couple weeks. Their nose will continue to heal and settle into place for a year or longer after the procedure.
Will my teenager need to miss school?
When possible, your teen’s procedure will be scheduled for the summer when most high schoolers are not in school. If it’s possible to schedule their procedure during an extended break from school, it’s likely that he or she will not need to miss any school at all. If your child is involved in summertime activities, they may need to take the summer off.
Alternatively, some teenagers will wait until they graduate from high school and have their nose job in NYC during the summer before they go to college. That is often a period of free time for most high schoolers before they begin the next chapter of their life, and a nose job can make that transition easier.
Improving the functionality and appearance of the nose can have a lasting effect on self-confidence and overall health. Improved nasal structures will allow for better breathing and, in turn, better sleep. A better nasal structure can also reduce sinus infections or other sinus problems.
Cosmetic changes can dramatically improve your teen’s self-confidence. They will likely face less ridicule from other teenagers with a nose that blends in with the rest of their features. Their increased confidence can also impact other areas of their life and lead to a happier and more successful young adult.
How long will the results last?
The nose doesn’t change much over time and isn’t easily impacted by hormone changes, weight fluctuations, or other events that can change other areas of the body. That said, the results of a rhinoplasty procedure will last for many years and will continue to bring harmony to your child’s facial features into well into adulthood.
Come to New York for Your Teenager’s Nose Job
Dr. Edward Kwak is a certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology as a head and neck expert and has spent his career refining his surgical procedures to be one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons that Manhattan has to offer. He is a compassionate doctor who listens to every patient’s concerns and creates an individualized treatment plan based on their aesthetic goals.
Rhinoplasty involves delicate changes that have a huge impact on your appearance. Dr. Kwak focuses on precision and accuracy to provide a natural result that will last for many years to come. Schedule a consultation for arguably the best teenage rhinoplasty NYC has to offer.