According to San Diego rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Roy David, surgery can be very positive but teens must be emotionally ready. During teenage years many adolescents are insecure about their appearance and this can impact them in many negative ways. For both teens and their parents, nose-reshaping surgery may seem like an easy albeit costly method to boost self confidence- and possibly impact future scholastic and social success.
In 2012, rhinoplasty was one of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the US, with over 140,000 performed, and this number is expected to remain high in 2013. Of these procedures, many of rhinoplasties are performed on teenage patients, many of whom will choose to have their procedures over winter break.