What Every Teen Should Know About Rhinoplasty
Adolescence is a stage when we first get a taste of love, friendship, ambition and adventure. On the other hand, we also go through rejection, isolation and uncertainty. Unfortunately, many people are not able to move on from the negative experiences of the teenage years. Even in their 30s and 40s, men and women still feel the stigma caused by losing self-image and confidence early on in life.
Recent reports have shown that an increasing number of teenagers are seeking the help of cosmetic surgeons such as Dr. Alexis D. Furze. Dr. Furze is the force behind Facial Plastic Surgery in Orange County, California. As a specialist in aesthetic and reconstructive nasal surgery, Dr. Furze has performed countless Rhinoplasties in both male and female teens. What makes this experience unique is that Dr. Furze recognizes that the decision to perform Rhinoplasty is extremely personal. He works with both the teen and his/her parents to ensure that they are 100% comfortable throughout the experience.
Is it ok for a teenager to undergo Rhinoplasty?
Whether you’re a teen or a parent seeking to find a solution to your unique predicament, it’s understandable to have a few concerns about going under the knife for a nose job at such a young age. A teen’s emotional and social development play key roles in their future endeavors. Some parents may opt to help their teen by supporting their decision to have rhinoplasty. Certainly, a simple procedure such as this may be worth the investment if it will improve a teen’s feeling of self-worth and improve their confidence. Dr. Furze and his team works with both teens and parents, setting realistic expectations and what rhinoplasty can do for them.
What can Rhinoplasty do for me?
At the hands of an expert such as Dr. Furze, Rhinoplasty can:
- Restore symmetry
- Correct the size of the nostrils, nose tip or overall size of the nose
- Remove a “dropping” tip
- Slim and define the nasal bridge
- Remove nasal “humps”
Rhinoplasty can dramatically improve facial appearance by making the nose more symmetrical to the rest of the face.
What can we expect?
At your initial appointment, Dr. Furze performs a thorough assessment of the nose. Based on the client’s unique anatomy, he then decides which of the two techniques would be most beneficial for the client: Open or Closed Rhinoplasty. Open Rhinoplasty involves incisions at the base of the nose whereas a closed rhinoplasty uses specialized scopes that enable him to perform the procedures through the nostrils.
The procedure typically lasts under 2 hours. Due to the expected swelling and bandages, it is normal for clients to feel some pain and discomfort after the procedure. It is advised that clients stay home and recuperate for at least 5 days after the procedure.
Rhinoplasty is best scheduled during summer or spring break. The whole recovery phase may last anywhere from two to four weeks during which regular follow-ups at the Facial Plastic Surgery in Orange County should be attended to ensure that everything is going as planned.
Dr. Alexis Furze and his team are experts in helping teenagers find confidence through rhinoplasty. They offer support for the parents and the teen by ensuring that they receive the proper education and care throughout the process. For more information, questions or concerns, book an appointment with the Facial Plastic Surgery team today.