Teen Rhinoplasty Overview
Teen rhinoplasty candidates in the Charlotte, NC area can opt for cosmetic surgery to enhance their nose and overall impression of their face. Candidates need to have a fully developed nose in order to qualify for the procedure. This typically happens between the ages of 14 and 16 for girls, and 16 to 18 for boys.
The first step of teen rhinoplasty is a photograph and a discussion with teen and parent to determine the teen’s goals. Next, a surgeon inspects the nose and its inner and outer structures. The surgeon may also assess the teen candidate’s chin for a possible implant. Next, surgery is performed. For residents in Charlotte, NC, this is usually done at The Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, a state-of-the-art, private operative suite. Most teen patients have bruising for 7-10 days, some temporary numbness to the skin, swelling for a few weeks, and minor swelling can last up to several months.
Nose Shape and Structure
Teen rhinoplasty involves the bone and cartilage in the nose, which gives it its form and structure. If needed, incisions can also be made outside the nose, for example along the columella, which separates the nostrils, or in the nostril creases.
Dr. M. Sean Freeman has the experience, education, and years of specialization in teen rhinoplasty, which makes him an expert in the field. As Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. M. Sean Freeman has been performing facial plastic surgery since 1988. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with patients throughout Charlotte, NC and beyond.