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Teenage Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

The nose job, or rhinoplasty, is the most common cosmetic surgery done in the teens, and according to some reports, its popularity is on the rise. Teenage years are a delicate period in one’s life, and as one matures physically, there is immense peer pressure to look the best.

The nose being the most prominent feature on the face, is often the target of their dislike. But rhinoplasty is one surgery where timing is critical. As a child matures, the bones of the face are growing as well, and prematurely disturbing this facial growth center could lead to abnormal development of the face.  According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the nose has usually completed 90 percent of its growth by the time girls reach the age of 14, and boys reach the age of 16.

It is essential that teenagers should be assessed for physical and mental maturity before accepting them for surgery. Trained and experienced cosmetic surgeons know to ensure, that the youngsters fully understand that the procedure is permanent, the limitations of surgery and that they have realistic expectations of the results of the surgery. If the surgeon suspects Body Dysmorphic Disorder or other psychological issues, then the teenager should be referred for further psychological evaluation.

If the patient is not sure, it is better to delay the surgery, as it can easily be done later but it is very difficult to redo rhinoplasty well.

If you want an opinion, make sure you consult a fully trained plastic and cosmetic surgeon.

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Nose job success!

  • Kelly Smith, 26, from Essex, was always insecure about her big nose
  • A drunk man on the train spurred her into researching rhinoplasty
  • Had treatment and says the confidence boost has helped her land a job 

By BIANCA LONDON FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 16:07, 23 March 2015 | UPDATED: 07:43, 24 March 201

A woman who hated her nose for ‘as long as she can remember’ was finally spurred on to go under the knife after a total stranger told her she’d be more beautiful if her feature was made smaller.

Speaking about her nose, Kelly Smith, 26, from Essex, told FEMAIL: ‘Everyone has body hang-ups growing up. Like all teenage girls, I had plenty. But while I grew out of some of the others and became generally happy with my overall appearance, my nose just seemed to get worse with age. And given that it’s right in the centre of your face, it’s not something you can hide away.’

Kelly felt that her feature was too large for her face and never felt able to wear her hair up because she was convinced that her nose dominated her face.

Kelly Smith, 26, always felt insecure about her nose, left, and was spurred into researching rhinoplasty after a drunk stranger on a train told her that her nose was 'huge'

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She is thrilled with the results, right, and believes the confidence boost has helped her land her dream job

Kelly Smith, 26, always felt insecure about her nose, left, and was spurred into researching rhinoplasty after a drunk stranger on a train told her that her nose was ‘huge’. She is thrilled with the results, right, and believes the confidence boost has helped her land her dream job

More than the physical impact, was the emotional she experienced. She said: ‘I was unhappy with my appearance, and this showed. I could spend ages doing my hair and make-up, but I couldn’t change my nose, I couldn’t hide it.

‘I’d never catch a glimpse of myself and smile, no matter how long I spent trying to make myself look good, because my nose dominated and overshadowed everything.’

It wasn’t until a complete stranger criticised her nose that she decided to do something about it.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3004054/Woman-nose-job-drunk-STRANGER-train-told-huge-cosmetic-surgery-helped-land-dream-job.html#ixzz3hVcqUCfC
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