REASONS TO UNDERGO THIS PROCEDURE
During adolescence, it is common to have low self-confidence and to experience emotional distress as a result of social pressure. Many teenagers become concerned about their physical appearance, particularly about their noses, which is why some seek rhinoplasty to enhance their looks and thereby improve their self-esteem.
Apart from cosmetic reasons, some patients may also undergo nose surgery to address breathing problems caused by structural abnormalities. Rhinoplasty can address the following issues:
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
TEENAGE RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE
With the closed approach, the surgical incisions will be made inside the nostrils. However, due to the limited visibility of the nasal structure, it is usually utilized for simpler or less extensive surgery.
It offers advantages such as potentially decreased recovery time and swelling, as well as no visible scars.
The open approach involves an incision on the soft tissue between the nostrils (also known as the columella) to provide optimum visual access to the internal nasal structures. Some supplementary incisions are also created inside the nose to create the necessary changes.
Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Sedgh will carefully sculpt the nasal bone and cartilage to refine the structure of the nose. He may also remove excess tissues to address overlarge nasal tips or nostrils.
Implants or cartilage grafts may also be used to enhance the appearance of the nasal bridge.
Once the enhancements are complete, the doctor will carefully and strategically close the incisions to avoid visible scarring. He may then apply dressings, nasal packing, or splints to help retain the new shape of the nose as it heals.
The expected downtime is usually minimal, and patients should be able to resume their normal activities within two weeks.
Dr. Sedgh believes that providing comprehensive care and support during the recovery stage is critical to ensuring the integrity of the surgical results, as well as the health and wellbeing of the patient throughout the postoperative phase. Due to this, he will personally monitor your recovery progress through regularly scheduled follow-up appointments, beginning on the first post-surgery day up to a year later, or until the patient has completely recovered.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is rhinoplasty safe for teens?
The standard rhinoplasty procedure is safe for teens provided they have no underlying medical conditions. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will inquire about your entire medical history, any medical conditions you may have, and factors such as your age and lifestyle. They will then use this information to make an informed decision as to whether rhinoplasty is a safe and effective procedure to help you get your desired results.
Can you get a nose job at 16?
Yes you can. While patients under the age of 18 will require the consent of a parent or legal guardian, the procedure can be completed. In some instances, your surgeon may suggest waiting to have a rhinoplasty procedure. This can be due to several reasons including your growth rate, development and emotional factors present at the time of consultation. If you’re under the age of 16, it’s best to speak with your surgeon about what available options will work best for you.
COMFORT & TRANSPARENCY FROM START TO FINISH
When under our care, Dr. Sedgh always ensures you feel comfortable, cared for, well-informed about every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. With an approach which focuses on achieving refreshed, natural-looking results, Dr. Sedgh prides himself on always acting with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.