Rhinoplasty In Kids: Why, How, And When
Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports
Purpose of Review: The purpose of this review is to summarize the current literature regarding rhinoplasty and septoplasty in the pediatric population. This review seeks to answer the question of the safety of pediatric septorhinoplasty and long-term outcomes after pediatric septorhinoplasty. Recent Findings: Pediatric rhinoplasty and septoplasty are recognized as safe procedures in appropriately selected patients. The Nasal Obstructive Symptom Evaluation (NOSE) scale was found to be valid and reliable in the pediatric population. There is an increasing trend of performing rhinoplasty in younger adolescents and children, especially with cleft lip nasal deformity. Summary: Pediatric septoplasty and rhinoplasty can be done safely with minimal impact on nasal and facial growth. For children with severe nasal airway obstruction, earlier surgical treatment may improve nasal function and subsequent facial growth. Surgical outcomes may be unpredictable and revision rates are higher than adults. Long-term follow-up and results are lacking in the literature.
Morris, Lisa, "Rhinoplasty In Kids: Why, How, And When" (2022). School of Medicine Faculty Publications. 884.