Rhinoplasty or nose surgery has always been one of the most common cosmetic procedures. Recently, there has been a surge of interest in plastic surgery of the nose within the teenage population.
The nose is often a source of insecurity for people, but that is especially true for teenagers. Self-esteem is delicate during this critical phase of development. One comment from a peer can leave lasting scars. Some teens think that their lack of popularity is the result of a physical feature, such as the shape of their nose, even if that has nothing to do with it. And still, others feel frustrated with their noses even without the influence of social media or peer pressure. So what exactly is the difference between teenage rhinoplasty and adult nasal surgery?
What is Teenage Rhinoplasty?
Teenage rhinoplasty is the same as adult rhinoplasty except that it is performed on adolescents who may still be growing physically and are definitely still growing emotionally. The primary reason for plastic surgery on the nose in this age group is to improve the appearance (and the self-esteem) of the patients and in some cases to improve breathing at the same time.
Every surgical procedure comes with risks and having an operation on your face is a big decision. As one of the most common cosmetic procedures, Rhinoplasty is no exception. Even if your surgeon is capable, you expose yourself to the possibility that something won’t be exactly right. That is why it is important to ask the right questions before choosing your Rhinoplasty surgeon.
Listed below are some of the questions that you should ask your plastic surgeon. Don’t be intimidated; an experienced surgeon has heard all these questions before and will be happy to address your concerns.
Questions you should ask your rhinoplasty surgeon: