It’s important for teens to be physically & mentally ready for rhinoplasty.
DR. SPENCER COCHRAN: Rhinoplasty is a common procedure that young adults and teenagers contemplate. And we see a large number of rhinoplasty patients who are in their teens at our practice. While there’s not any specific age cut off or requirement for rhinoplasty, it is important that patient’s be both physically and emotionally mature to undergo rhinoplasty. This is something that needs to be evaluated on a case by case basis. It’s also important that there be an open dialogue between the patients, the parents, and the doctor. This ensures that the motivations and expectations for surgery are all in agreement.
DR. JACK P. GUNTER: Ethnic rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty for the different races. And in Dallas the type of ethnic rhinoplasty that we usually perform are for African Americans, Asians, mid-easterners. Each one of these races have common traits and characteristics of their noses. And one of the things you always are concerned about is whether the, how much of the ethnicity the patient wants to keep. You know? They don’t want to be changed too much but yet they want something changed.
So the main thing about ethnic rhinoplasty is you have to have a very good consultation with them. And to really get down and talk about exactly what they want, because you know some people with the same deformities won’t want the same thing. So that’s the main thing in ethnic rhinoplasty. We do a lot of ethnic rhinoplasties and you know they’re very happy, as long as both sides know what we’re trying to achieve. And so that’s what I, that’s what we think is the most important thing, is to individualize the operation for them and try to get them exactly what they want.