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When a teenager has an overly large, crooked, or disproportionate nose, they may become very self-conscious about the way they look. Unfortunately, teens can be quite cruel to one another, and an abnormally shaped nose can make it harder to find social acceptance. 

Although teenage plastic surgery can be a polarizing topic, rhinoplasty is the most common cosmetic surgery performed on teenagers. If you’re a teenager or the parent of a teenager who would like to resize or reshape their nose, teenage rhinoplasty could be an ideal solution.

What is Teenage Rhinoplasty?

Teenage rhinoplasty is a surgical cosmetic procedure used to adjust the size, shape, and proportions of the nose. Teenage rhinoplasty is very similar to traditional rhinoplasty, with the primary difference being the increased level of precision that’s needed. Because teenagers are often still developing their nasal cartilage, the doctor needs to confirm that the nose is fully developed before performing the surgery.

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What Issues Can Be Treated with Teenage Rhinoplasty?

This procedure can treat several specific nasal issues, including:

  • Overly prominent nose
  • Disproportionate nasal shape
  • Crooked nasal bridge
  • Nasal bumps or humps
  • Drooping nasal tip
  • Deviated nasal septum

Benefits of Teenage Rhinoplasty

For teenagers who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their nose, teenage rhinoplasty offers the following benefits:

  • Improved nasal appearance
  • Corrected nasal abnormalities
  • Alleviates certain breathing problems
  • Improved facial harmony
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Natural-looking results

Who is a Candidate for Teenage Rhinoplasty?

Teenagers who would like to have their noses resized and/or reshaped could be candidates for teenage rhinoplasty. Typically, girls should be at least 13 to 15 before undergoing the surgery, and boys should be at least 15. Ideal candidates for the procedure should meet the following requirements:

  • Be in good physical health
  • Be emotionally prepared for the procedure
  • Fully understand the procedure and its implications
  • Have parental consent for the surgery if under the age of 18
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have the desire to reshape and/or resize their nose
  • Have a nose that’s fully developed
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The Procedure: What to Expect

Before you or your teenage child undergoes teenage rhinoplasty, the first step will be a consultation with Dr. Wise. During this consultation, Dr. Wise will discuss the procedure and its implications with both the patient and their parent(s) or guardian(s).

For teenage rhinoplasty, it’s very important that every party involved is emotionally and mentally prepared for the experience and fully understands what they’re signing up for. During the consultation, Dr. Wise will utilize the Canfield Vectra 3D System to create a three-dimensional image of the patient’s face. This allows the patient to see the potential results firsthand and decide exactly what they want their new nose to look like.

Teenage rhinoplasty is typically performed as an outpatient procedure and takes between one and three hours. Depending on the extent of the procedure, either local or general anesthesia will be administered. Dr. Wise will then make the necessary incisions in the nasal area and begin shaping the cartilage and the nose’s underlying structures. Once the nasal size and shape have been corrected, the doctor will close the incisions and bandage the area.

Recovery from Teenage Rhinoplasty

After performing the procedure, Dr. Wise will provide the patient with detailed instructions for the healing process. Ideally, a parent or loved one will help care for the teenager for the first few days after the surgery. There will likely be bruising and discomfort, which will gradually subside over two or three weeks. It will be around a week before the patient can resume their normal routine, and strenuous exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks.

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Teenage Rhinoplasty FAQ

How long does it take to see results after teenage rhinoplasty?

Is teenage rhinoplasty a safe procedure?

Are there non-surgical alternatives for teenage nose enhancement?

How long does it take to see results after teenage rhinoplasty?

Generally, the results of teenage rhinoplasty will become visible gradually. The patient should be able to see the final version of their new nose within two years, and the results should last a lifetime.

Is teenage rhinoplasty a safe procedure?

When performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Wise, teenage rhinoplasty can be a safe procedure. However, like any surgery, it comes with risks and potential complications. It's crucial for both the teenager and their parents to thoroughly discuss these risks with the surgeon and make an informed decision.

Are there non-surgical alternatives for teenage nose enhancement?

In some cases, non-surgical alternatives may be considered for minor aesthetic concerns. These can include dermal fillers or other non-invasive procedures (which we offer at our office) that provide temporary results without the need for surgery. It’s important to discuss all available options with Dr. Wise to determine the most suitable approach based on individual needs and goals.

Why Choose Dr. Wise for Teenage Rhinoplasty in NJ?

Throughout his career, Dr. Jeffrey Wise has performed hundreds of successful rhinoplasty procedures in the New Jersey area. When it comes to teenage rhinoplasty, he makes a point to ensure that every patient and their parents completely understand what they’re signing up for. He works closely with each patient to design a new nasal shape that suits their face and satisfies their aesthetic goals. 

Dr. Wise will then utilize his precision, attention to detail, and artistic vision to provide the patient with beautiful, natural-looking results. Additionally, he and his compassionate team will go the extra mile to ensure that the entire process is as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

To get started with your rhinoplasty journey, schedule a consultation today.

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