Sunday, June 16, 2013

Teen Rhinoplasty

Summer is a common time for many teenagers to pursue rhinoplasty or nose job surgery. The summer allows for the time to recuperate after surgery and is also a transition period for many patients at this stage in their life. Many patients find the time between high school and college as a perfect time to have their nose surgery before going away and starting another chapter in their lives.

For younger patients, the timing of rhinoplasty is critical. The septum, or wall that separates the two sides of the nose, serves as the epicenter for midface growth. Disturbance of the septum with surgery could lead to poor midface growth in a teenager. As a general rule, teenage girls should wait 1-2 years after their first menstrual period and boys are typically ready by age 16-17 for rhinoplasty.

Dr. Funk is a rhinoplasty and nose job specialist in Houston, TX.