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A Teen’s Guide to Rhinoplasty

Posted by Dr. Julian De Silva | March 26th, 2019

Perhaps more than any other age group, teenagers are more likely to be judged by their peers. Outward appearance plays a big role in how much confidence teens have. For many adolescents, a crooked, large or ill-fitting nose can result in bullying, teasing and discomfort. Teenage rhinoplasty helps create a more balanced, harmonious face while maintaining the patient’s overall facial features.

As of 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) reported that teenage rhinoplasty is the most prominent plastic surgery procedure performed on teens. In fact, teen nose jobs are five times more popular than they were just 15 years ago. Dr Julian De Silva, a board-certified facial plastic surgeon based in West London, often talks to parents and teens about rhinoplasty. Dr De Silva understands that on top of other insecurities that accompany adolescence, having a “large nose” can increase stress and emotional turmoil.

When The Time is Right

Sometimes parents feel uneasy about allowing their teenager to have plastic surgery. Making the decision to have rhinoplasty is an entirely personal decision that stays with you and your child for life. It’s important to remember that adolescence is a very tumultuous period, and self-confidence is beneficial for emotional growth and social development.

When it comes to teenage rhinoplasty, timing is important. Adolescence is accompanied by emotional and physical changes, most importantly, changes to a teen’s face. During this time, the sinuses continue to grow and enlarge the face and jaw region. Having rhinoplasty surgery too early on could disturb the growth center and disrupt development of the face. That’s why it’s important to visit an experienced and highly qualified surgeon, such as Dr De Silva, who has the training and expertise to assess facial growth and determine the right time to perform rhinoplasty on an adolescent. Although it is important to consult an expert, generally at about age 17, at this time the nose and other important facial features are finished developing and there is both maturity and emotional growth that makes it possible to have a successful rhinoplasty surgery.

Concerns With Teenage Rhinoplasty

In addition to waiting until the right time to have rhinoplasty done, teenagers must also think carefully about the reasons and potential consequences. Following rhinoplasty, there is a two-week healing period that might result in missed school days, and absence from activities like gym and sports for up to two months. If this interferes with your teen’s schedule, he or she might benefit from arranging the rhinoplasty to be performed during the summer months. The mental maturity of a teen is also very important when considering rhinoplasty. If you feel that your teen isn’t emotionally prepared, it’s best to wait.

What are the benefits of Teenage Rhinoplasty?

If you and your teen are ready to have rhinoplasty, or simply want more information about the procedure, you’ll love learning about the many benefits. Distinguished surgeon Dr De Silva can restore nasal symmetry and target a variety of concerns to boost confidence and self-esteem. His team at the Centre for Advanced Facial Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery in London would be delighted to speak with you about teenage rhinoplasty or other surgical options you may be considering.

About the Author: Dr. De Silva

About the Author

Finding the most reputable facelift expert is never easy. Therefore, you should always research the best surgeons in your area and ask plenty of questions. Dr. De Silva is a facial cosmetic and plastic surgeon, author, global educator, with a track record of doing procedures for top celebrities. He is based at world-renowned Harley Street in Central London and specializes in three main procedures: Face and Neck lifts, Blepharoplasty, and Rhinoplasty.

Come witness a custom-built surgical centre that is not your average hospital. You are guaranteed to experience natural-looking results and fast healing thanks to regenerative technology, growth factors, regenerative cells, stem cell, oxygen therapy, and state of the art technology.

By specialising in only the face, you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting premier results. Dr. De Silva achieves natural-looking results for his patients using the latest regenerative technology, so they can heal quickly and look their absolute best. No matter what your reason for wanting a cosmetic treatment is, Dr. De Silva and his team are here to help. To find out more information about Dr. Julian De Silva and his work, check out our website.

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