For years, teenagers have been turning to cosmetic surgery in order to help them improve their appearance and boost their self confidence. While there are many different procedures that teens opt to have, the most popular surgery by far is the teenage rhinoplasty. Dr. Kevin Sadati has been working with teenagers from all across Orange County at his Newport Beach practice for decades, and he truly understands what teenagers are looking for out of this procedure. It is important that teens work with an expert surgeon who knows that this procedure will have a significant impact on their young lives.
As one of the best rhinoplasty physicians, Dr. Sadati feels it is important that teenagers considering this procedure have open communication with their parents or guardians. He requires all interested teens to set up a consultation appointment and bring their parents along to this important meeting. This way Dr. Sadati can use state-of-the-art computer imaging technology to show all interested parties what the results will look like in the end, and also address any concerns parents might have about this procedure. It is important that the parents, teenager and the surgeon all have a productive conversation about the upcoming procedure.
Minors who are under the age of 18 and are interested in this procedure must have written consent from their parents or guardians before the surgery can take place. There are also several other age restrictions in place that have a direct impact on surgical results. Female patients must be between the ages of 15 and 16 years old before the rhinoplasty can be performed and male patients need to be between the ages of 17 and 18 years old before it can be completed. This is because the nose is not developed until that point in time, and surgery can not be done until development is complete. If the surgery is done too early, the aesthetic results will become distorted as the nose continues to grow and structural issues often arise.
However, there is often no better time than the young adult years to have this surgery done. Teen patients are resilient, and their bodies typically handle the surgery better than older adults. The recovery time is shorter, and because their skin has more elasticity, the surgeon can often provide better results. The average recovery time for teens is anywhere from 7 to 10 days, and this procedure can often be done during school breaks.