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Teenage Rhinoplasty

Teenage rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure for adolescents, involves reshaping the nose to address functional or aesthetic concerns. It involves reshaping the nasal structure to enhance appearance or alleviate breathing problems. Dr. Fahradyan carefully evaluates each patient and determines their emotional and physical maturity before curating a personalized plan.

Correct Your Teen’s Nasal Form & Function

Teenage rhinoplasty corrects and improves the form and function of a teenager’s nose. This procedure addresses various concerns, including congenital deformities, breathing difficulties, or aesthetic issues affecting a teenager’s self-esteem. It involves reshaping the nasal structure, ensuring it harmonizes with overall facial features. The decision to undergo a rhinoplasty must be made after careful consideration, and Dr. Fahradyan evaluates the teen’s physical and emotional maturity to determine their candidacy for the procedure.

Reasons for Teenage Rhinoplasty:

  • Congenital nasal deformities
  • Breathing difficulties due to structural issues
  • Traumatic injuries affecting nasal function and appearance
  • Aesthetic concerns that impact self-confidence
  • Nasal shape, size, and form issues that cause self-esteem issues

Teenage Rhinoplasty Preparation Guidelines:

  • Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan to discuss your goals and expectations.
  • Undergo a medical evaluation to ensure you are suitable for the procedure.
  • Discuss potential risks, complications, and the expected outcome with Dr. Fahradyan.
  • Adhere to preoperative guidelines provided by Dr. Fahradyan.
  • Arrange for someone to assist you during the initial postoperative days.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet.
  • Refrain from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.
  • Set up a comfortable recovery space at home with the necessary supplies and amenities.
  • Ensure you have a reliable mode of transportation to and from the surgical facility.

Teenage Rhinoplasty Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Adhere strictly to the guidelines for medications, wound care, and activity restrictions.
  • Take prescribed pain medications and use cold compresses to reduce swelling.
  • Sleep with your head elevated for at least a week to minimize swelling.
  • Avoid any pressure or trauma to the nose, including wearing glasses for weeks.
  • Consume a balanced diet rich in nutrients to support the healing process.
  • Drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated and aid in recovery.
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments with Dr. Fahradyan.
  • Protect your nose from excessive sun exposure.
  • Continue to refrain from smoking and limit alcohol consumption during the recovery period.
  • Be patient; the final results may take several months to become fully apparent.

Teenage Rhinoplasty FAQs

What is the appropriate age for teenage rhinoplasty?

Teenage rhinoplasty is typically performed on females aged 16 and older and males aged 17 and older. However, the ideal age depends on emotional maturity and when the individual’s nose has stopped growing. Dr. Fahradyan assesses each case individually.

Is teenage rhinoplasty only for cosmetic reasons?

No, teenage rhinoplasty can address both aesthetic concerns and functional issues. It can also correct birth defects, breathing difficulties, or trauma-related problems.

How long does the recovery process take for teenage rhinoplasty?

Initial recovery typically takes 1-2 weeks, but complete healing may take several months. Swelling and bruising gradually subside, and final results become more apparent over time.

Are there risks associated with teenage rhinoplasty?

Like any surgery, there are potential risks, including infection, bleeding, scarring, or dissatisfaction with results. Dr. Fahradyan will discuss these risks during the consultation.

Will I have visible scars after teenage rhinoplasty?

The incisions are usually made inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or in inconspicuous locations under the columella (open rhinoplasty) to reduce the visibility of scars, so you don’t have to worry about prominent scars.

When can I return to school or activities after the procedure?

Plan to take at least 1-2 weeks off from school and avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks to allow for proper healing.

Why Choose Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Artur Fahradyan is a board-eligible plastic surgeon with a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery from the University of Southern California. His commitment to patient-centered care underscores his belief that each individual is unique and deserves a tailored experience. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan to discuss your goals and discover how he can help you achieve the results you or your teenage child desire.

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