Teen Rhinoplasty: The Rise Of Social Media And Its Impact On Our Teens’ Confidence Levels
by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | May 12, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
According to a recent study conducted by the Pew Research Center 92% of teens go online daily, while 56% of them report going on repeatedly throughout the day. Because of this, teens come face-to-face with flawless images of men and women constantly as they scroll through their newsfeeds.
As their exposure to these types of images continues to expand, teens begin to analyze their features and compare their faces and bodies to those of the models and popular instagrammers who have gained notoriety for their images.
More and more teens between the ages of 13-19 have begun turning to cosmetic surgery as a means to feel better about the way they look and improve their confidence. In fact, over 30,000 teens had Rhinopasty surgery performed on them in 2015.
I believe in embracing one’s natural self, but I also believe that there’s nothing wrong with wanting to enhance one’s appearance in order to improve their self-esteem, as long as it’s for the right reasons and the individual has realistic expectations.
Before I perform teen Rhinoplasty, I conduct a consultation with the individual in order to understand the reasons they are considering a nose job, as well as learning what their anticipated results entail. This will enable me to give them the nose they’ve always wanted and feel better about themselves.