Apr 30 2011

Rhinoplasty for teens? Dr. Roger J. Oldham shares advice from Bethesda, Maryland


Dr. Roger J. Oldham is a plastic surgeon with board certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and more than 25 years of experience and rave reviews from satisfied patients in Bethesda and surrounding Washington D.C. areas.  Dr. Oldham’s expertise extends to a number of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including liposuction, skin cancer removal, breast surgery, and Rhinoplasty (reshaping of the nose).  While it is primarily adults who seek rhinoplasty surgery, 15% of all rhinoplasty procedures performed in 2010 were elected by teens--young men and women and between the ages of 13 and 19.

While every family has to choose for themselves, there is some evidence that early surgery has psychological advantages.  For example, both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Psychological Association have studied the benefits of cosmetic surgery and have found that for happy, healthy individuals, the benefits to self-esteem and self-confidence are impressive.  Just as braces and other procedures are acceptable at a younger age—to avoid self-deprecation that comes from being teased as an adult—some patients and their families decide rhinoplasty earlier will achieve similar results.  Meet with Dr. Oldham to discuss options. Results can be effective and personally fulfilling as seen in these images of patients before and after nose reshaping rhinoplasty

Call today to make your initial consultation and to meet Dr. Oldhamto discuss rhinoplasty with your parents or child.

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