Teen Rhinoplasty in Washington DC
A rhinoplasty could alter the size, shape, and specific nose characteristics for individuals who are unhappy with its appearance. Since the contours of the nose heavily influence the balance between facial proportions, it is understandable that many teenagers express the desire for cosmetic surgery. Even still, there are many essential considerations to go over before getting a teen rhinoplasty in Washington DC.
Most importantly, a prospective patient’s age and nasal development influence whether rhinoplasty surgery is suitable or if putting off the operation until later is necessary. However, if a patient does qualify for the procedure, it could reshape nose contours, and improve facial symmetry, boosting their self-confidence in the process. Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Somenek is available to consult with a teenager to determine if they are at an age where nasal surgery makes sense for them.
Benefits of Undergoing Rhinoplasty Surgery as a Teenager
Like routine rhinoplasty surgery for adults, teen rhinoplasty surgery could correct a broad spectrum of cosmetic features of the nose to change its shape, size, and breathing function. For instance, the operation could improve nasal and facial asymmetry, reduce more prominent nostrils, and correct crooked or bumpy bridges. Just as significantly for teenagers, it could improve breathing difficulties, such as a deviated septum that is reducing airflow to the nostrils.
The most prominent benefits of a teenage rhinoplasty procedure in Washington DC might be the emotional benefits. For younger people especially, cosmetic irregularities could result in substantial emotional distress, embarrassment, and lower self-esteem. However, the operation has shown to improve a teenage patients’ confidence, and subsequently, their quality of life. It is important to have a positive view of oneself during this critical development stage in life.
Some patients may need to get a rhinoplasty as a teenager due to congenital disorders and nasal structural issues, correcting nose abnormities to improve breathing. It is important to bring up these limitations during your consultation so Dr. Somenek can plan accordingly.
Limitations for Teenage Rhinoplasty Procedures
Despite the various benefits, you may only qualify for teenage rhinoplasty surgery in Washington DC if your nasal anatomy has fully developed. For girls, the nose finishes growing typically between the ages of 15 and 17, while male nasal anatomy stops development between 17 and 19 years old. However, an individual’s nasal development progression is unique, so it is necessary to undergo an assessment during a consultation to determine candidacy for surgery.
In addition to physical limitations, the surgery has a few emotional considerations for a young person to think about. The surgery should only be done to relieve the cosmetic or functional concerns of the patient rather than succumbing to outside pressure, such as bullying or family members’ preferences. Patients should also understand the recovery timeline and what they will and will not be able to do while they heal.
Contact Us for More Information on Teenage Rhinoplasty in Washington DC
Though undergoing plastic surgery during the teenage years requires some extra considerations, teen rhinoplasty in Washington DC offers several emotional, cosmetic, and medical benefits. Further, the process includes an assessments of a patient’s nasal development, cosmetic concerns, nasal anatomy irregularities, and emotional impacts to determine eligibility for surgery. It is important for individuals to hold off on scheduling a consultation until they are at least 15 years old for girls and 17 years old for boys.
After the procedure, many teenage patients report significant improvements in their self-esteem and confidence, which can in turn affect their social life. If you are of the right age and want long-term cosmetic and medical improvements to your nose, fill out a contact form to set up a private consultation.