The teenage years are filled with promises of a wonderful time. Most high school students can look forward to joining sports teams, hanging out with their best friends on the weekend, heading to the prom and ultimately celebrating their graduation. However, this time is also a difficult and tumultuous time for many teens, especially if they do not have the self confidence they need to enjoy their time in high school. Between peer pressure and self-induced pressure, teenagers are having a more difficult time than ever before remaining cool, calm, collected and confident. Sometimes, a teenage rhinoplasty is the perfect way to boost a teen’s self image and allow them to regain control of their life.
Teenage patients have been coming to Dr. Kevin Sadati for a decade, hoping to improve their appearance and give themselves that self confidence boost that they need. However, in recent years, teenage cosmetic surgery has increased throughout the United States. The rhinoplasty is the most often requested plastic surgery for this age group — this is true across the country and also in Dr. Sadati’s Newport Beach practice. Dr. Sadati requests that Orange County teens who are interested in this procedure come to a consultation with all interested parties, including their parents.
Minor patients who are under the age of 18 must have prior written consent by a parent or legal guardian before the surgery can be completed. By having the parents and the patients come to the consultation together, Dr. Sadati ensures that everyone is on the same page for the procedure. At this time, he also informs patients that he adheres to a strict minimum age requirement for this procedure. Female patients must be between the ages of 15 and 16 years old to have a rhinoplasty, whereas male patients should be about 17 or 18 years old. This is the point in which the nose is fully developed, and surgery can be done successfully.
Note that if the age restrictions are met, this is actually an ideal time to have a cosmetic surgery done. Teens are resilient and able to recover from surgery quickly and easily. Also, they have not yet lost the elasticity in their skin, so the surgeon can provide them with the best results possible. For more information on this plastic surgery, take the time to set up a free consultation appointment with Dr. Sadati.