What Is a Teenage Rhinoplasty?
Primary rhinoplasty is used to reshape the nose and restore the nasal function. Meanwhile, teenage rhinoplasty is a form of rhinoplasty surgery designed exclusively for teens.
Rhinoplasty surgery is becoming increasingly prevalent among American teenagers. The procedure can enhance the nose and improve the facial appearance. It can also fix structural defects of the nose that cause breathing issues.
Teenage rhinoplasty is a complex procedure. When performed by an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Azizzdeh, the surgery can deliver many benefits.
Benefits of Teen Rhinoplasty
With a teen nose job, a patient can:
- Correct a large nasal hump
- Lift a drooping nasal tip
- Reduce wide nostrils
- Improve nasal symmetry
- Increased their self-confidence
- Improve their breathing (septoplasty)
- Enhance facial symmetry
The benefits of teen rhinoplasty can be significant. However, a patient must consider the risks of treatment as well.
Teen Nose Job Risks
Risks associated with teenage nose surgery include:
- Permanent nerve damage
It is crucial for a teen and their parents to weigh the pros and cons of a teenage rhinoplasty. As such, Dr. Azizzadeh requests a consultation with a teen and their parents before he agrees to perform a teenage nose surgery. He outlines the benefits and risks of teenage rhinoplasty during an initial consultation. At this time, a teen and their parents can receive expert responses to their rhinoplasty questions as well.
What to Expect During a Teenage Rhinoplasty Treatment Consultation
To qualify for a nose surgery, a teen and their parents must consult with Dr. Azizzadeh in advance. The minimum age for rhinoplasty surgery is 15 or 16 years old for girls and 16 or 17 years old for boys. But, even if a patient meets the minimum age for rhinoplasty requirement, their parents must consent to nose surgery if he or she is under the age of 18.
The decision to undergo rhinoplasty is life-changing for both parents and their children. Therefore, parents and their kids should work together to weigh the pros and cons of nose surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh helps parents and teens take the guesswork out of rhinoplasty. He offers in-depth patient evaluations to address rhinoplasty concerns and questions. That way, he makes it easy for parents and teens to take an informed approach to rhinoplasty.
In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh takes a comprehensive approach to rhinoplasty, regardless of whether a treatment is administered to a man, woman, or teenager. He meets with patients and discusses rhinoplasty treatment options with them. Then, Dr. Azizzadeh offers personalized rhinoplasty treatment recommendations.
Are You a Candidate for Teen Rhinoplasty Surgery?
A teen rhinoplasty procedure should not be performed until a patient has stopped growing. It is only safe to perform this surgery on a teenager’s nose after their nasal anatomy has fully developed.
With teen rhinoplasty, Dr. Azizzadeh wants his patient to achieve a nose that looks proportional to their facial features. At the same time, Dr. Azizzadeh strives to provide each patient with a nose that looks natural. Thus, after Dr. Azizzadeh performs a rhinoplasty, a teen’s peers won’t be able to tell that he or she had a nose job.
Teenage Nose Job Considerations
There are many factors to consider before a teenager receives nose job surgery, including:
- Age: Teen nose job surgery should not be performed until a patient has stopped growing. Dr. Azizzadeh can evaluate a teen to determine if he or she is anatomically ready for the surgery.
- Communication: It is essential for a teenager to understand how a rhinoplasty is performed, how long the recovery process takes, and what results he or she can achieve. Dr. Azizzadeh keeps the lines of communication open with teen nose job patients and their parents. He also encourages teens and their parents to communicate and collaborate with one another over the course of treatment. It is vital that all parties involved in a teenage rhinoplasty treatment plan receive the correct information about surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh teaches teenagers about rhinoplasty surgery and maintains ongoing communication with them and their parents throughout the treatment process.
- Self-Confidence: A large or bumpy nose can damage a teen’s self-confidence. However, a nose job can help a teen correct this problem. This can help a teen feel great about their nose and their facial appearance and improve their self-confidence.
- Time Frame: In most instances, summer is the best time for a teenager to have nose surgery. Teens often choose to have their rhinoplasty in summer, between high school graduation and before they begin their fall semester at college. This provides teens with plenty of time to heal before they start the exciting next stage of their lives!
Dr. Azizzadeh can meet with a teen and their parents to discuss teenage nose job considerations prior to treatment. By doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh ensures that a teen understands what to expect during and after a rhinoplasty.
Dr. Azizzadeh's Approach to Teen Rhinoplasty
Dr. Azizzadeh takes a comprehensive approach to all surgeries – without exception. He allocates the necessary time and resources to assess a patient and determine if he or she is a good candidate for a teen nose job or other facial rejuvenation treatments.
During a rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh will look at a patient’s nose in combination with their facial features. Dr. Azizzadeh reviews his patient’s medical history. He also learns about his patient’s facial rejuvenation treatment goals and finds out why he or she is considering teen rhinoplasty surgery.
Furthermore, Dr. Azizzadeh provides extensive support at each stage of a rhinoplasty treatment. He will help a teenager prepare for surgery and teach him or her about all aspects of the recovery process. That way, Dr. Azizzadeh will ensure that his patient can undergo a successful treatment and enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking nose for years to come.
How Much Does a Teen Rhinoplasty Cost?
The cost of a teen rhinoplasty can vary based on the plastic surgeon, where the procedure is performed, and other factors. Dr. Azizzadeh discusses the cost of a teen nose job after he examines his patient. He customizes a rhinoplasty to the needs of his patient. So, the price of treatment varies from one patient to the next.
Teen Rhinoplasty Recovery
Total recovery time for teenage rhinoplasty varies based on the patient. Dr. Azizzadeh explains the teen rhinoplasty recovery process during an initial consultation. He helps patients establish realistic expectations for the recovery period and plan accordingly.
Teen rhinoplasty patients typically experience bruising and swelling around the eyes in the first week after treatment. In some instances, patients experience fatigue from anesthesia in the initial days following teen rhinoplasty surgery. Patients should rest for the first few days after surgery. They also should stay in an upright position as much as possible to limit swelling and speed up the healing process.
Patients generally see the full results of teen rhinoplasty surgery within two years. Dr. Azizzadeh requests follow-up appointments to ensure that his patients can enjoy a seamless recovery process.
Teen Rhinoplasty Before and After
How has Dr. Azizzadeh helped past teen nose job patients revitalize their facial appearance? Dr. Azizzadeh offers rhinoplasty before and after photos to help teens see how past patients have benefited from nose surgery.
Teen Rhinoplasty FAQs
Teenage girls may qualify for rhinoplasty surgery as early as 15 or 16 years old. Comparatively, teenage boys may be eligible for a rhinoplasty procedure as early as 16 or 17 years old. The most important thing is to make sure the nose is fully developed before surgery is performed.
Keep in mind that teens grow and develop at their own pace. To determine if a teen’s nose is fully developed, meet with Dr. Azizzadeh. At this point, Dr. Azizzadeh can evaluate the patient and determine their eligibility for nose surgery.
If a teen is under the age of 18, he or she requires parental consent for rhinoplasty surgery. Regardless, rhinoplasty is a major surgery. It can be beneficial for a teen to consult with their parents about nose surgery, even if he or she is over the age of 18. This allows a teen and their parents to work in combination with Dr. Azizzadeh to achieve the best-possible results of treatment.
The decision to undergo rhinoplasty surgery has far-flung effects on a teen. As such, it is important for a teen to consider all aspects of rhinoplasty surgery before making a final decision.
Some of the key factors to consider relative to teen rhinoplasty surgery include:
- Age: The nasal anatomy must be fully developed before a teen is eligible for rhinoplasty surgery.
- Expectations: Teens must account for the recovery process associated with rhinoplasty surgery and understand that the full results of treatment won’t become visible for one to two years after surgery. Also, teens must consider that a rhinoplasty offers no guarantees. If a nose job is unsuccessful, a teen may require a revision rhinoplasty to correct the results of their initial treatment.
- Peer Pressure: Pressure from friends and family members should not be the sole factor driving a teen toward rhinoplasty surgery. Instead, a teen should consider why he or she wants rhinoplasty surgery and discuss the treatment with their parents.
Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to meet with a teen and their parents to provide insights into rhinoplasty surgery. With these insights, a teen and their parents can consider the advantages and disadvantages of treatment.
The pressure leading up to teen plastic surgery adds up quickly. Fortunately, Dr. Azizzadeh provides teens with detailed instructions to help patients prepare for rhinoplasty surgery. He also responds to a teen’s concerns or questions, so he or she feels comfortable and confident on the day of surgery.
Most teens require at least a full week to recover following a rhinoplasty procedure. At this time, they should rest and avoid strenuous exercise or activities. Teen rhinoplasty patients usually can return to their normal physical activities within about three weeks of surgery. However, they should avoid contact sports like football and wrestling for at least six to eight weeks following treatment.
Yes! A teenager with braces can still undergo rhinoplasty surgery. Having braces does not interfere with what needs to be done during the rhinoplasty surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh tells his teenage rhinoplasty patients not to wear glasses or sunglasses for six weeks following surgery.
It depends on what a patient’s nose looks like before surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh strives to help a teen rhinoplasty patient achieve a beautiful and natural-looking nose. As such, a rhinoplasty patient’s nose will complement their facial features.
Dr. Azizzadeh allocates significant time and resources to minimize pain during teen rhinoplasty surgery. He crafts an in-depth treatment plan tailored to his patient, ensuring teen rhinoplasty is performed safely and effectively. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh works closely with his patient after a teen rhinoplasty is performed. This ensures Dr. Azizzadeh can monitor his patient’s post-surgery progress and help him or her minimize pain.
The full results of a teen nose surgery usually become fully visible within about two years. Initial healing takes three to six weeks. Dr. Azizzadeh requests regular follow-up appointments to ensure the nose heals properly and a patient can achieve the best possible results.
The best time to schedule teen rhinoplasty may be during summer vacation. For instance, a high school graduate can undergo a summer rhinoplasty and improve their facial appearance before the start of his or her freshman year of college. However, a patient can schedule a rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Azizzadeh at any time of the year.
Like any surgery, there may be side effects associated with a teen rhinoplasty. Possible side effects of teen rhinoplasty include:
- Recurring nosebleeds
- Numbness in or around the nose
- Nose pain or swelling
Dr. Azizzadeh discusses teen rhinoplasty surgery risks with his patient prior to treatment. He also works diligently to minimize risk during a teen rhinoplasty procedure.
There is a myth that rhinoplasty allows an individual to reshape his or her nose to match that of a celebrity’s. However, this myth is false.
Teen rhinoplasty is an intricate procedure that involves reshaping the nose so it naturally complements the cheeks, chin, eyes and other facial features. As such, the surgery is not intended to help a teen achieve a nose that resembles the nose of his or her favorite celebrity.
Teen rhinoplasty is a specialized surgical procedure, and it must be performed by a highly trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with many years of teen rhinoplasty surgery experience. With his unique expertise, Dr. Azizzadeh performs teen nose surgery procedures that help patients achieve their desired results.
Dr. Azizzadeh requires a teen and their parents to meet with him before he performs rhinoplasty surgery. The consultation is a valuable opportunity for Dr. Azizzadeh, a teen and his or her parents. In fact, the consultation enables all parties to learn from one another and determine if rhinoplasty surgery is the best treatment option for a teen.
A teen rhinoplasty surgery consultation allows Dr. Azizzadeh to find out why a teen is considering nose surgery, as well as examine his or her facial features and medical history. If Dr. Azizzadeh determines a teen is a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery, he then discusses the procedure and its recovery process. If a teen and his or her parents ultimately decide to pursue rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh next crafts a custom surgical plan for his patient.
A teen nose job usually requires several hours to perform. Dr. Azizzadeh explains how long he expects it will take to perform a teen rhinoplasty before the procedure is completed.
For teens, post-rhinoplasty swelling generally disappears within about three months of surgery. But it may take one year or longer before a teen sees the full results of rhinoplasty surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh tracks a teen’s progress after a rhinoplasty procedure. This allows Dr. Azizzadeh to identify any potential teen rhinoplasty recovery issues and address them before they get out of hand.
The sinuses grow during adolescence, and they enlarge the face. As the sinuses grow, the jaw grows, and the nose grows and changes shape. Thus, a teen who undergoes a rhinoplasty too early risks facial development problems.
Dr. Azizzadeh requests multiple rhinoplasty follow-up appointments in the seven to 10 days after a teen nose job. These appointments allow Dr. Azizzadeh to analyze a patient’s facial appearance and ensure the patient’s recovery is on track. After the initial appointments, Dr. Azizzadeh conducts follow-up appointments approximately every three months for the first year after nose surgery. If a patient experiences any complications, Dr. Azizzadeh can meet with the patient and discuss these issues at any point during the recovery process.
It is impossible to guarantee the results of a teen nose job. But, Dr. Azizzadeh does everything possible to limit the risk of surgical complications and ensure a teen achieves the optimal results during treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh works closely with his patient and crafts a personalized treatment plan for rhinoplasty surgery. He also carefully performs teen rhinoplasty surgery and tracks his patient’s recovery in the weeks and months after treatment.
Dr. Azizzadeh wants his patients to be satisfied with the results of a teen nose job. If a teen rhinoplasty does not help a patient achieve a functional nose and facial appearance in which the facial features complement one another, he can explore other treatments. In this scenario, a patient may be eligible to undergo a revision nose job or other facial rejuvenation treatments, but only if Dr. Azizzadeh deems them to be safe and effective options.
For parents, it can sometimes be tough to determine if rhinoplasty is the right choice for a teen. By meeting with Dr. Azizzadeh, both a parent and a teen can learn about rhinoplasty surgery. The meeting enables a parent and teen to discuss their rhinoplasty surgery concerns and get answers to any treatment questions. Then, a parent and teen can work together to determine if teen rhinoplasty is ideal.
A rhinoplasty is a life-changing decision, and the choice to undergo nose surgery should not be taken lightly. For teens, it is crucial to weigh the short- and long-term ramifications of nose surgery prior to treatment. By meeting with Dr. Azizzadeh, a teen and their parents can do just that.
Dr. Azizzadeh understands all aspects of teen rhinoplasty, and he outlines the treatment in-detail for parents and teens. He helps teen rhinoplasty patients set realistic expectations for treatment. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh offers insights to help teens and their parents make the best-possible decision regarding treatment.
Schedule a Teen Nose Job Consultation Today
There is a lot to consider with teenage rhinoplasty surgery. By meeting with Dr. Azizzadeh, a teen and their parents can get expert insights into the surgery. They can also find out if a nose job is a safe and effective option that can fulfill a teen’s facial rejuvenation treatment goals.
Ready to learn more about teen nose job surgery? Dr. Azizzadeh offers in-person consultations in Beverly Hills and virtual consultations via Zoom for people who are considering rhinoplasty surgery. Contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203 to schedule a teenage rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.