06 May Rhinoplasty Los Angeles
Teenage boys and girls seeking rhinoplasty in Los Angeles often present to their surgeons complaining of social discomfort due the size and shape of their nose. Many of them also complain of nasal airway obstruction. Teens are self-conscious about their appearance as they seek social acceptance and they want look a certain way. Therefore, rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures teenagers in Los Angeles. It has even been a tradition in some cultures to give a nose job as a high school graduation or sweet 16 gift to teenagers. The patient’s physical and mental maturity needs to be considered before surgery. The nose typically stops growing around age 15-16 for girls and 16-17 for boys. In girls, puberty ends about 3 years after the start of menstrual cycles which is when the nose stops growing. Detailed discussion among the patient, their parent(s), and the surgeon is necessary to ensure that the teenager his/her family have realistic expectations and understand what rhinoplasty entails including recovery and possible complications. Rhinoplasty can certainly have a positive effect on a person’s self esteem.