Is your teen thinking about rhinoplasty? Many teens are very self-conscious about the appearance of their nose and hope that rhinoplasty will improve their appearance. Parents can play an invaluable role in helping teens navigate the rhinoplasty process. If your teen is considering rhinoplasty, help them find a skilled plastic surgeon. For teens from a non-Caucasian ethnicity, choose a surgeon that specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty.
What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a subset of traditional rhinoplasty. It focuses on providing nasal surgery to non-Caucasian patients. There are many types of ethnic rhinoplasty, including Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, African rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty, Hispanic rhinoplasty, Persian rhinoplasty, etc. Ethnic rhinoplasty may require advanced rhinoplasty techniques to achieve a stunning, balanced look between the nose and the other facial features.
Ethnic rhinoplasty is recommended for any patients that aren’t Caucasian, whether teen or adult. Ethnic rhinoplasty surgeons tend to have more training and experience working with the unique nasal characteristics of an ethnic nose.
Is My Teen Old Enough for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be performed during the mid to late teens. Dr. Sajjadian recommends waiting until the face reaches its adult size. Girls are often physically ready for rhinoplasty at about 15. Boys take a little longer to reach physical maturity and can start to consider rhinoplasty at about 16. Your teen’s emotional maturity will also play a role in determining if they are ready for rhinoplasty. It is important that your child have realistic expectations about the surgery and the expected outcome.
What Changes Are Possible with Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
What does your teen dislike about their nose? A skilled ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon, like triple board-certified Dr. Sajjadian, can transform the nose through rhinoplasty. Here are a few of the changes that are possible through rhinoplasty:
- Resize the nose (larger or smaller)
- Hump removal
- Tip reshaping
- Nostril resizing
- Correct droopy and/or bulbous tip
- Improve breathing function
If your teen is unhappy with the appearance of their nose, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sajjadian. He has performed many successful teenage rhinoplasties and will work closely with you and your teen to ensure the best results.