Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is the most commonly performed facial procedure in plastic surgery and that includes teenagers too. It is also the most complex and artistic by far. Our doctors are specially-trained and highly experienced plastic surgeon with years of success reshaping noses to look attractive and natural.
How is nose surgery performed on a teenager?
Nose surgery improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony, and boosting your self-confidence. Incision lines are carefully hidden inside the nose or across the columella (which separates the nostrils). Through the incision, the soft tissues that cover the nose are gently raised.
What benefits can a teenager expect from nose surgery?
One of life’s universal truths is that growing up is hard, particularly during the high school years. And today that is even more so given increased peer pressure resulting from the internet and social media. Having a large or out-of-proportioned nose can make a teenager susceptible to classmate’s teasing and bullying and this verbal abuse can severely impact their self-confidence. Bringing the nose into better proportion with the rest of the face can have a very positive impact on a teenager’s confidence and overall quality of life.
As a teenager, am I a good candidate for nose surgery?
The most important criteria for teenage rhinoplasty are that the nose has stopped developing (estimated to be at ages 16-17). Additionally, you are a good candidate for nose surgery if:
• You are physically healthy and a non-smoker
• You have specific but realistic goals in mind for the procedure
When planning nose surgery for a teenager, our doctors will consider all of your facial features, the skin on your nose, and what you would like to change. It is important to involve the parents in the consultation and surgical process which enables the family to support the teen throughout.