Growing up is hard, especially when you hit puberty. Not only are you learning who you are but your body is also going through vast changes that you’re not quite familiar with. And, oftentimes, children who have more distinct or unique physical traits and features get made fun of or taunted. If your child has a more pronounced nose that they are self-conscious about or that they get teased for, then you may want to consider bringing them into Dr. Gregory Wiener for a consultation. But how can you know if your child is too young or if you are going to leave the wrong impression on them? Read on to learn more.
When Is Too Young?
You aren’t going to bring your toddler or 5-year old child into get a rhinoplasty. HOwever, once your child starts to hit puberty and is going through physical changes, they may become self-conscious about their features and want to get them changed. Medically speaking, patients who are above the age of 13 can get a rhinoplasty done because their features are fully developed and won’t change too much as they age.
Emotionally speaking, you don’t want your child to think that they are imperfect and so they need to get their nose fixed. Make sure that getting a rhinoplasty is your child’s decision and that it isn’t something you are forcing on them.
How to Talk About It
If your child is constantly getting made fun of for either the size of shape of their nose and they are starting to suffer emotionally because of it, then it’s important to talk to them about their options. However, when discussing getting a rhinoplasty with them, make sure to emphasize that a new nose won’t fix their problems and that they are already beautiful on the inside and outside.
Raising a child is hard and it can be difficult to know exactly what to say to them at times and what decisions to make on their behalf. However, by having an open discussion with them about getting a rhinoplasty, you can help them to feel more confident and poised. To learn more about scheduling a consultation for your child, contact Dr. Gregory Wiener’s office today!