Teenage rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance or functionality of the nose in adolescent patients. Teenagers do not complete their physical development until their later teen years, which is why age is an important consideration for having rhinoplasty. Generally, it is best to time this procedure after the teenager has completed his or her growth spurt to ensure that the facial structure has completed its development.
The procedure helps improve aesthetic concerns that are causing the face to look unbalanced, but it can also address structural issues that affect proper breathing function.
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:
- Crooked nose
- Bulbous nasal tip
- Wide or oversized nostrils
- Nasal bridge that is too high or too low
- Functional issues
What Are The Benefits?
When it comes to teenage rhinoplasty, it is crucial to choose a plastic surgeon who runs an ethical practice and employs rigorous pre-surgery evaluations to determine the patient’s eligibility for the procedure.
Dr. Jacob Sedgh believes in stringent patient selection to ensure the safety of the patient as well as the long-term success of the surgery. As a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, he possesses the knowledge and experience required to accurately assess a patient’s cosmetic and functional concerns, provide the most appropriate treatment, and create superb results that suit the patient’s unique facial features, including:
- More refined nose bridge and tip
- Smaller nostrils
- Better facial symmetry
- Improved breathing
- Increased self-confidence
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Finding a plastic surgeon whom you and your teenager can both feel comfortable with is key to a successful nose job. This ensures open and effective communication throughout the pre-surgery process, allowing the doctor to gain a better understanding of the patient’s individual concerns and establish appropriate and realistic expectations for the outcome of the rhinoplasty. During the initial consultation, Dr. Sedgh will conduct an interview to help him understand the patient’s desired results and to determine their eligibility for the procedure. He will also take time to do the following:
- Perform a thorough examination of the nasal structure
- Assess the patient’s medical history and current physical condition
- Discuss the proposed surgical plan
- Answer all questions or concerns
If you live out of town or overseas, Dr. Sedgh can conduct initial consultations via video conferencing. His office also provides medical tourism services for those who need assistance in arranging their travel plans for the day of the surgery.
Teenage rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. During the first week of recovery, the patient may experience some localized swelling and bruising, as well as nasal congestion and mild discomfort or pain. To minimize these side effects and make the initial recovery more comfortable, the patient will be prescribed over-the-counter medications and specific aftercare instructions.
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.
Comfort & Transparency From Start To Finish
When under the care of Dr. Sedgh, you will feel comfortable, cared for, and you will understand every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. His approach to facial enhancement is to achieve a refreshed, natural look – with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.