What Every Teen Should Know About Getting a Nose Job

In recent years, the number of nose jobs, also known as rhinoplasties, reached an all-time high. Last year alone, roughly 213,000 rhinoplasties were performed, making it the third most performed cosmetic procedure in the U.S. Accordingly, it is no surprise that we have seen a significant increase in the number of teenagers who are interested in receiving nose jobs, but such a serious procedure at a young age raises some important questions. At Milgrim Plastic Surgery in Bergen County, New Jersey, we place the utmost importance on patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction.

Is A Nose Job Safe for Teenagers?

With parental consent, anyone under the age of 18 may have cosmetic or corrective surgery. Unlike other parts of the body, the facial structure finishes growing around the age of 15 or 16 in girls, and a few years later in boys. As long as the nasal and facial regions are done growing, a rhinoplasty can be safely and effectively administered.

Rhinoplasty for Teens

Our teenage years can be an extremely formative and stressful time. The self-esteem of a teenager is a delicate thing that must be addressed and approached with caution. Besides obvious medical and cosmetic reasons, there are considerable psychological reasons teens may want a nose job as well. Even if it is just a subtle alteration, a rhinoplasty can fundamentally transform a teen’s self-image. It is important to understand and empathize with the struggles a teenager has to undergo, and how a cosmetic alteration might significantly increase self-esteem.

What to Expect During a Rhinoplasty?

Before every procedure, patients partake in a comprehensive plan of action with Dr. Milgrim at his Bergen County, NJ office. Here, you will discuss options for reshaping and restructuring the nose. Depending on the scope of the operation, either general or local anesthesia along with sedation will be necessary to ensure a successful and comfortable experience. Bruising and swelling around the nose and under the eyes are common following a nose job. It is important to rest and take it easy for the first few days and even weeks following an operation. To reduce swelling and bleeding, it is recommended to keep your head elevated, refrain from touching the nose, and exercising caution when returning to your daily life and activities.

Why Choose Dr. Milgrim?

Dr. Laurence M. Milgrim is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and one of the most trusted doctors in the New Jersey area. He has a unique understanding of the aesthetics and structure of the face, giving him the ability to improve function and form all at once. To see examples of the work Dr. Milgrim has done, check out our before and after photos as well as our patient testimonials.

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