Adolescents who feel uncomfortable with the size or shape of their noses may want to consider a California teenage rhinoplasty. In a consultation with Dr. Tavoussi, the cosmetic surgeon can help teenagers consider whether this procedure may be the right choice for them. Teenagers should have realistic expectations of the procedure and should realize that it will only change the shape of the nose and not any of the rest of the face.
A California teenage rhinoplasty can be used to change a variety of features in the nose. For example, it can be used to straighten the bridge of the nose, improve the nasal tip, decrease or increase the size of the nasal base or simply improve the overall shape. Sometimes, a cartilage graft may be used for those who need to increase underlying tissues, particularly in the nasal tip.
During a rhinoplasty, the patient must be placed under general anesthesia because the procedure is invasive and lasts for over an hour. First, the surgeon will make expertly placed incisions around the base of the nose or in other places depending on the changes to be made. He will then lift the skin and tissues to reveal the underlying structures of cartilage and bone. After reshaping the nose, he will replace the skin over the nose and suture the incisions closed. In most cases, the incisions can be well-hidden around the nose, and most of them heal invisible to the naked eye.
California Teenage Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed by Dr. Tavoussi at the Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center north of his Newport Beach office. Patients are allowed to recover briefly following the procedure while attended by registered nurses; then they are discharged home to finish their recovery in the comfort of their own familiar surroundings. Of course, Dr. Tavoussi will want to meet with teenagers a few days after the surgery to check on how the patients are feeling and how the incisions are healing. In particular, he will check for any infection. Patients will be prescribed a pain medication to take at home to decrease any discomfort.