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If you’re a Dallas teen and you either don’t like the shape or size of your nose, or you have trouble breathing, you may be wondering if you’re old enough to have Dr. Bassichis of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery perform rhinoplasty on you. Or perhaps you’re a mom, dad, or guardian, and your teenage son or daughter has been asking for the surgery. Is a teen old enough to get a nose job? What exactly is the ideal age for getting a nose job?

Age Minimums for Rhinoplasty

Getting a nose job must be delayed until the patient’s nose has finished growing. For girls, this is typically around age 15 or 16. For boys, waiting until age 17 is generally recommended. But when it comes to teens and nose jobs, additional factors need to be considered.

After Reaching the Minimum Age for a Nose Job, a Teen Needs to Demonstrate Having Enough Emotional Strength for Such a Life-Changing Procedure

Any Dallas patient who chooses cosmetic rhinoplasty – that is a cosmetic surgery that is aimed at changing the appearance of the nose – needs to be prepared to look completely different than they ever have before. This drastic change in appearance can be challenging for some local teens, even if they do love the results of their procedure and feel happier and more confident once their nose has fully healed from surgery.

The important thing for parents and teens to consider in coordination with Dr. Bassichis is whether or not the teen is emotionally mature enough to understand the life-changing effects of getting a nose job. They also need to be prepared for the recovery process, which requires wearing a splint typically for 1-2 weeks post-op, as well as having bruising and swelling around the nose and underneath the eyes for a few weeks.

Teens also need to understand that patience is required to see the final results of their surgery. While individual results vary, most Dallas rhinoplasty patients don’t see their final results until 1 year after their procedure. And let’s face it, a year is a long time to teens in today’s fast media culture.

If instead of cosmetic rhinoplasty, a teen desires the procedure to address functional problems with breathing, the cosmetic concerns don’t need to be considered. A functional nose job, which typically only addresses surgically altering the internal structure of the nose to improve breathing, doesn’t come with the telltale changes the cosmetic nose jobs do.

The Ideal Age for an Adult to Have a Nose Job

If you’re an adult desiring a nose job, there’s really no target age to have the procedure performed. The key is to schedule the surgery at a time when you’re ready for the cosmetic changes (if cosmetic alterations are the reasoning behind having the procedure performed), and that you have at least 2 weeks time off work or college to take off to recover from your surgery.

Consult with Dallas’ Dr. Bassichis Today

Whether you desire a nose job for cosmetic or functional reasons, Dr. Bassichis is ready to help. A local plastic surgeon who exclusively performs facial plastic surgery, he’s the smart choice for your nose job surgery.

To schedule a consultation and discuss surgical options, contact Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas today at (972) 774-1777.

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There are some common misconceptions in the Dallas area about what a facelift can and can’t do. It probably has something to do with the fact that the procedure itself includes the word “face,” making many assume the surgery addresses the entire face. This often causes men and women to think that wrinkling around their eyes will also be taken care of.

Unfortunately, this is an incorrect assumption. However, all hope isn’t lost! Continue reading to learn more about what areas of the face a facelift addresses, and about your options for addressing wrinkling around the eyes.

What Areas of the Face Does a Facelift Correct?

A facelift performed by Dallas plastic surgeon, Dr. Bassichis is only designed to address the mid to lower face and addresses wrinkling and lost volume in these areas.

The surgery begins with Dr. Bassichis of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center performing incisions in your hairline. The incision starts up above your ear, then goes around the back of your ear.

Through this incision, Dr. Bassichis has adequate access to address any facial wrinkling or lost volume you are experiencing in your mid to lower face. Wrinkles are moved, sunken cheeks are filled in, and patients are left with a more youthful facial appearance.

Additional Procedures to Make You Look More Youthful

Of course, as many Dallas residents know, the aging process doesn’t just affect your mid to lower face. As you age, it’s common to experience wrinkling around your eyes, especially underneath your eyes. But, there are a variety of cosmetic procedures available to address wrinkling around the eyes.

Getting Rid of Wrinkles Around Your Eyes

If you have wrinkling around your eyes, it’s likely that you won’t be satisfied with just a facelift. You’ll want your eye wrinkling to be addressed, too.

Thankfully, there are a variety of cosmetic options for addressing this exact issue. These include:

BOTOX® injections can be performed in our office by Dr. Bassichis, and other facial and laser treatments can be performed by our Licensed Aestheticians and Laser Technicians.

If your case of wrinkling around the eyes warrants a surgical solution, this surgery can be combined with other facial plastic surgeries, so you only have 1 surgical event.

Consult with Dr. Bassichis at Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center to Discover Which Options Are Right for You

No matter how many YouTube videos you watch or before and after galleries you look at, it’s impossible for Dallas residents to self-determine which procedure they’ll need in order to address the wrinkling around their eyes. The best way to get an accurate treatment plan is to visit an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bassichis of Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Bassichis will listen to all your facial concerns. Based on your problem areas and desired outcomes, he’ll suggest a comprehensive treatment plan to help provide you with the best possible solution.

Contact our Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center in Dallas at (972) 774-1777 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bassichis today.

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