What Is a Teen Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Rizk undertakes rhinoplasty for teenagers1 to address a variety of issues. Just like a typical rhinoplasty for adults, he can make the nose bigger, smaller, or more in proportion with the rest of the face. Dr. Rizk can also repair structural problems to improve nasal functions, such as breathing.
If necessary, Dr. Rizk may request that a teen patient meets with a psychologist or psychiatrist prior to surgery. This is to ensure the patient is comfortable with their decision, as well as mature enough and emotionally equipped to handle the process of surgery and recovery.
Dr. Rizk will conduct his own evaluation, and if he feels that the patient has been unduly influenced by parents, peers, or anyone else, he will not move forward with surgery.
Ultimately the final decision to have plastic surgery can only be made by the patient.
Before and After Teen Rhinoplasty NYC
See the natural, long-lasting results of the rhinoplasties Dr. Rizk has performed for teenagers from Manhattan, New York City, and beyond.
A Quick Guide to Teen Rhinoplasty
Who Is a Candidate for Teenage Rhinoplasty?
The primary factor that distinguishes teen rhinoplasty from adult rhinoplasty is that the nose of the teenage patient must be fully developed in order to be an appropriate candidate for a nose job. There is no specific age for this, however, Dr. Rizk will not perform nose surgery on teenage girls2 until they are about 15 or 16 years of age, and on boys until about 17 or 18 years of age, due to their slower development. A key detail, whether male or female, is that the feet must not have changed in size for 12 months.
In any case, all patients under the age of 18 are required to have permission from a parent or guardian before moving forward with plastic surgery3.
In the end, there is nothing wrong with waiting to have the procedure. So, if you have any doubts, the recommendation is that you wait.
What to Expect During Teen Rhinoplasty Recovery
Dr. Rizk is highly-renowned for the techniques and technologies he uses to promote rapid recovery from teen nose surgery. For instance, he makes smaller incisions, which allow for greater precision whilst leaving sensitive blood vessels undisturbed. He leaves the incisions partially open to allow for better drainage.
In addition, special tissue glues and dissolvable sutures are used, so there is no need for nasal packing. Dr. Rizk sculpts at a deeper level than most surgeons, which leads to more natural-looking and precise results.
Thanks to his advanced techniques, most of his teen rhinoplasty New York City patients look presentable approximately five days after surgery.
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Teen Rhinoplasty Risks
Any nose job procedure is tricky and does have some associated risks, such as:
- Reaction to anesthesia
As a result, Dr. Rizk takes special care to ensure that his teen patients have realistic expectations and are ready to have plastic surgery, including being aware of the potential risks4.
Teenage Rhinoplasty Cost in New York
Each patient is different, thus every surgery is a tailored affair. This means there is no one singular price for teen nose surgery in New York. Patients and their parents/guardians will be able to discuss pricing and associated costs during their consultation with Dr. Rizk.
Why Choose Dr. Rizk for a Teen Nose Job?
Considered as one of the best facial plastic surgeons in New York City, Dr. Rizk has vast experience performing rhinoplasties on patients of all ages, and customizing his surgeries to create noses that naturally complement a patient’s facial profile. Double board certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), Dr. Rizk has a highly specialized skill set that combines both artistry and an extensive surgical understanding of enhancing the nose.
If you or your teen are considering a rhinoplasty, contact us today to book a consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Young Is Too Young for a Nose Job?
There is no one-size-fits-all answer on how young is too young for rhinoplasty, and many teens today are seeking surgery earlier. The appropriate time will be determined in collaboration by both the patient and Dr. Rizk.
What are the key factors to consider when choosing to have a teen rhinoplasty?
The two main factors to consider are:
- Physical development – Has the nose stopped growing? If nose reshaping surgery is performed too early, the nose will be out of proportion with the rest of the features.
- Maturity level – Is the patient emotionally ready for the procedure and all it entails? This includes their ability to understand and follow pre-and post-surgery instructions.
What Are the Top Tips for Teen Rhinoplasty New York Patients?
There are a number of issues teens (and their parents) should consider prior to undergoing rhinoplasty. Here are five tips to get you started:
- Make sure your nose is fully developed.
- Speak with your parents or guardians all patients under 18 years of age need the permission of a parent or guardian to undergo nose surgery.
- Do it for yourself. If your decision is based on pressure from friends, parents, or anyone else, this is not OK.
- Have realistic expectations. The surgical procedure will not completely transform your life. Ask yourself if you have realistic expectations before considering a nose job. If not, you are not a suitable candidate for the procedure.
- Don’t be in a rush. There is nothing wrong with waiting a few years if you’re not ready (physically or mentally) for nose surgery.
Is Parental Consent Required For Teen Rhinoplasty?
Any patient under the age of 18 who wishes to undergo rhinoplasty must have permission from a parent or guardian.Rhinoplasty is a major surgery, so it is beneficial for a teen to consult with trusted adults before undergoing surgery, as well as all working together with their surgeon to ensure a great recovery and excellent results.
What’s the Difference Between Teen and Adult Rhinoplasty?
In most instances, teenage rhinoplasty is the same as adult rhinoplasty – the techniques are the same, as are many of the reasons patients choose to undergo surgery. However, special consideration is needed depending on the teen’s age, maturity, and readiness for major surgery.
Written Patient Testimonials
Dr. Rizk and his staff were absolutely incredible! They made me feel so comfortable throughout this entire process and I am so grateful for everyone (especially Dr. Rizk) for helping me look the best version of myself. My nose looks natural and perfect and I am in love with the results!!! If you are on the fence, I definitely encourage you to come to this office because Dr. Rizk gave me the confidence and grace to present myself to the world!
Words cannot express how tremendously grateful and impressed I am for his services. The process was painless and he produced beautiful results that I’m so happy with. Dr. Rizk is extremely precise, patient and detail orientated. He narrowed my nose 1mm at a time! I’m already looking forward to my next small tweek with him.
Fixed my nose that was extremely crooked from a car accident. Also did my brother’s nose which case out beautifully
I got a rhinoplasty done by Dr. Rizk about four years ago. I went back today due to a dent that had appeared on my nose. Dr. Rizk took care of it right away in a caring and professional manner. Extremely impressed with him as always!! Will continue to recommend many friends to him.
Before going to Dr. Rizk, my nose overtook my face, and my receding chin only made my nose look bigger. Dr. Rizk completely changed my nose to fit my face perfectly, gave me a great chin implant, and it all looks completely natural! My face is balanced and symmetrical without looking fake. Dr. Rizk did an amazing job, and he is such a nice person, too.
used to wish I could hide my nose. Now I want everyone to see it! Although my surgery was only 9 days ago, Dr. Rizk and his team have made a life-long dream come TRUE! The initial visit was warm and inviting —- I felt welcomed from the moment I arrived. They take really good care of you and provide you with all the information you could ask for – before, during and afterwards.
1 Abdoljalil Kalantar-Hormozi, Roozbeh Ravar, Ali Abbaszadeh-Kasbi, and Nazanin Rita Davai. Teenage Rhinoplasty. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5890372/.
2 Jolene Edgar. How Young Is Too Young for Rhinoplasty? 9 Plastic Surgeons Weigh In. Available: https://www.realself.com/news/teenage-nose-job.
3 Healthline News. Plastic Surgery for Teens: What’s Safe and What Should Wait. Available: https://www.healthline.com/health-news/teens-getting-plastic-surgery-as-graduation-gifts-what-to-know.
4 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Rhinoplasty. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/rhinoplasty/safety.
By Dr. Sam S. Rizk, M.D., FACS.
Dr. Rizk is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and a recognized expert on the latest advances in facial plastic surgery techniques. He performs a range of facial plastic surgeries at his New York practice.