Teen Rhinoplasty Surgery - Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas
Life can be stressful and difficult for teenagers. Not only do they have to cope with rapid physical and emotional changes, but many also face bullying or teasing because of some aspect of their appearance.
That’s why it’s not surprising that rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most requested surgical procedures among adolescents and young adults. As the focal point of the face, the nose has the greatest influence on a person’s overall facial appearance. Whether smoothing a bump, reshaping the tip of the nose, or bringing an overly large nose into balance with the rest of the face, rhinoplasty can make a huge difference in a teenager’s appearance — and self-confidence.
Rhinoplasty can be performed once the face and nose is fully developed, usually around the age of 16 for girls, and a year or two later for boys. If the procedure is performed on a patient who is too young, the chances of revision increase dramatically because the nose continues to grow and can hamper with the surgical work that was already done.
Common teen rhinoplasty procedures address the following:
- Removing a hump
- Straightening a bridge
- Reshaping the tip
- Increasing or decreasing the size of the nostrils
- Correcting the nose after an injury
- Opening up breathing passages
- Increasing or decreasing the size of the nose
A consultation with Dr. Moradzadeh is a good first step in determining whether a teenager is a viable candidate for rhinoplasty.
Understanding the Procedure
Incisions are made under and within the nose to lift it from its frame. Depending on the necessary alterations, areas of the nose are raised, smoothed, narrowed, and redefined — in order to achieve the enhanced look that has been determined before the surgery. Specially constructed grafts can be used to alter the nose bridge and add additional definition to the tip. Excess fatty tissue from bulbous areas may also be removed. Dr. Moradzadeh uses 3-D high definition cameras to view the nose anatomy before and during procedures for the most precise alterations.
What to Expect Afterwards
In general a teenager can expect that his or her nose will be splinted for a week, and ice compresses will be needed for the first few days to help minimize swelling. Most patients experience only mild discomfort, which is easily controlled with oral pain medication. While bruising and swelling under the eyes usually resolves within the first week, and nasal swelling decreases rapidly during the first few weeks, it’s important to realize that the final shape of the nose may not be seen for several months, when all the swelling is gone.
Most teenage patients can generally return to school with a week of the operation. They are usually up and about within the first few days, and can resume light exercise after two weeks. Strenuous physical activities should be avoided while the nose is healing.
The experience I had with Dr. Moradzadeh as my surgeon was phenomenal. His unmatched craft coupled with his amazing bedside manner made for a very pleasant experience. Dr. Moradzadeh has gone above and beyond to achieve the absolute best and natural results possible.
One year ago, Dr. Moradzadeh performed a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on me. I was an athlete all through school and broke my nose multiple times while playing softball. After college, I wanted to pursue my modeling career but missed a lot of opportunities because of the external deformity of my nose. I saw a few local Facial Plastic Surgeons but after meeting with them, I never felt comfortable enough to commit. -Marry
For many years, I suffered from severe breathing problems through my nose. I had been delaying any medical procedures to fix the problem because I was uncomfortable with the process, especially the packing typically inserted into the nasal passages and the difficult recovery period. I went to see Dr. Moradzadeh for any alternative solutions. He described a quick, special surgical process that he can perform which alleviates the problem, improves nasal breathing and has no negative side effects. I willingly agreed since my discomfort was only getting worse. After the brief surgery, I immediately noticed the improvement. I haven’t been able to breathe this freely in years...-R.D.
He is amazing! Already recommended to family and My father is going in on Monday. An excellent doctor and so glad I was referred to him. :) His office staff is also on point and very friendly. What an awesome experience.-Diana
Very professional and skilled at administering botox. I highly recommend!
It was interesting to feel my forehead muscles trying to relax, but I took it easy the day I had my face done and although he said that the results show 7 to 10 days after... I noticed my expression lines chilling out 48 hours later. It is nice to have had a good experience and I am pleased thus far with the service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the office is welcoming and they were even able to get me in sooner, as I was early. Parking is a little tricky, so I took valet across the street and it was about $10 (tip included). The doctor was friendly and gentle, getting the areas that I wanted to target....-Anonymous
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