It’s not a situation that many parents are prepared for, and it can be difficult for parents to come to terms with in the end. When your teenage son or daughter approaches you requesting your permission to have cosmetic surgery done, you might be leery of the situation at first. However, it is important to recognize that there are many benefits to have a cosmetic surgery done during this point in their life, and a teenage rhinoplasty is a more common procedure than many parents realize. The following are facts that parents should know as they decide if a teenage rhinoplasty procedure is right for their child.
5 Things Parents Should Know About Teenage Rhinoplasty
First and foremost, if your child is still a minor they cannot have this surgery performed by Dr. Kevin Sadati until they have your written permission. Dr. Sadati feels it is important for all parties to be on the same page, and he feels it is essential that parents and guardians attend the first consultation appointment along with the teenage patient.
Dr. Sadati knows how important it is to get this surgery right the first time, which is why he has several age restrictions in place for teen patients at his Newport Beach practice. Girls need to wait until they are between the ages of 15 and 16 years old to have a rhinoplasty performed while boys need to be between the ages of 17 and 18. This is the point that the nose is completely developed, and issues are able to be addressed.
The surgery does have a week-long recovery process associated with it, so most Orange County teens opt to have the rhinoplasty performed during a scheduled school break or summer recess. A nasal splint is worn for the week after the surgery.
This surgery is a great way to help teenagers boost their self image and their self confidence. The teenage years are notoriously difficult, and a cosmetic improvement could give them the confidence they need to do their best in school, work and extracurricular activities. When a teenager feels good about the way they look, they will put their best foot forward in life.
It is actually an ideal time in a young adult’s life to have this surgery performed. As a young person has more elasticity in their skin and can recovery quicker from the surgery, Dr. Sadati is often able to provide the best results to patients in this age group.
Parents who still have questions and concerns are invited to contact Dr. Sadati’s office staff to set up an initial consultation appointment. We recognize that parenting a teen is not easy and that every parent wants what is best for their child. Dr. Sadati wants to do what is best for a teenage patient as well, both physically and emotionally. Everyone here is on the same team, and we want to make sure the patient gets what they are looking for out of the cosmetic surgery experience.