Are You a Candidate for Teen Rhinoplasty Surgery?
As mentioned before, there is an age limit that comes with this procedure. Teen rhinoplasty should only be performed on a patient once their nose has stopped growing. This is due to the fact that it is not safe to perform such a surgery on underdeveloped noses, as it can affect their natural growth.
With any rhinoplasty procedure, the goal is to help the patient achieve a nose that is proportionate to the rest of their face. Of equal importance is attaining a nose shape that looks natural, without any signs of surgery that will be obvious to onlookers. Dr. Eisemann prides himself on achieving remarkable results that look natural and match their patient’s overall aesthetic.
What is the procedure like?
Just like primary rhinoplasty, teen rhinoplasty can be performed either using a closed or open technique. With a closed technique, all incisions are made inside the nose, leaving any scars hidden from sight. With an open technique, the incision is made on the columella (the small area of flesh between the nostrils). This usually leaves a scar, but it is nearly invisible.
These incisions are used as entryways by which Dr. Eisemann can re-shape bone and cartilage, allowing for a total resculpting of the nose. This process usually involves changing the position of nasal bones in order to make the nose narrower or straighter. In some cases, cartilage and bone may need to be extracted from other parts of the body in order to build up a certain part of the nose. Once all changes have been made, the skin is laid over the nose again. Sutures are used to close the incisions.
The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and can take anywhere from 2 to 3 hours to complete.