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Adolescent & Teen Rhinoplasty

There are few facial plastic surgeries that are performed on teenagers for strictly aesthetic purposes, but rhinoplasty is the most common. Since the nose plays such a significant role in the balance of the face, it can be a distracting feature if appears to large or misshapen. When a teen or adolescent wants a “nose job” there are many factors to consider medically, aesthetically and emotionally. Dr. Rousso offers teen rhinoplasty for his young patients when these factors have been carefully explored, and it is deemed a safe and advantageous surgery for their well-being.

Teens are notoriously self-conscious about their appearance and their peers can be very judgmental. For some teens, their nose shape can be a point of ridicule and interfere with their self-confidence. If changing the shape of the nose can help balance the aesthetics of their face and improve their confidence level, it can be a beneficial procedure. However, due to their youthful age, it is important to consider all the implications before moving forward with cosmetic nose surgery.

Is Rhinoplasty Right for Your Teen?

Dr. Rousso is the creator of the ‘3-DREAMS’ assessment and approach. This stands for “Three-Dimensional Rhinoplasty that is Elegantly Aesthetic & Medically Secure (3-DREAMS). For teens, the medically-secure aspect is important. Rhinoplasty is best performed when the nose has stopped growing. For girls, this can be as young as 13-14, whereas boys may need to wait until at least 16. Dr. Rousso performs a complete medical evaluation on teens considering rhinoplasty to ensure it is medically viable. This is done before determining the other aesthetic factors to create a three-dimensional, elegant appearance that is well-balanced with the other facial features.

Choosing a top rhinoplasty surgeon for teen rhinoplasty is vital. This change can impact the rest of a young adult’s life. Dr. Rousso is one of the best in his field and an excellent choice for parents and teens considering rhinoplasty. Contact our office in NYC to schedule a teen rhinoplasty consultation to learn more.

What our patients are saying

  • Dr. Rousso was spectacular. Smart, listened to my issues, asked a variety of thoughtful questions to help identify and resolve my issue. Would absolutely recommend him to others. He was warm and personable and wonderful that he speaks Spanish. J. B.
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If you or a family member need facial plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery for aesthetic or functional issues in New York City, take the time to meet with Dr. Joseph Rousso for a consultation. His extensive education, experience and talent as a facial plastic surgeon cannot be surpassed, especially when it comes to balanced, natural-appearing results. Contact his office in Manhattan to schedule your consultation.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joseph J. Rousso, MD FACS

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

Nancy M.

They were very professional from the moment I walked in there. The doctor took the time to understand my pain and was ready to help and did a great job.

Lauren S.

Dr Rousso is patient, listens well and explains thoroughly. He has a warm manner and seems very knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

Joseph T.

Very personable doc – at no point in the appointment did I feel rushed. Great staff, too, and I was seen very quickly.

Cassandra F.

I love visits with Dr. Rousso. Always super nice, patient, thorough, and willing to answer any questions I have.

Lisa K.

Professional, informative, and didn't feel rushed. Was able to diagnose my condition.

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Dr Rousso is an excellent doctor, and my visit couldn’t be more pleasant. I highly recommend him.

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It appears Dr. Rousso diagnosed me both quickly and effectively. My symptoms are already clearing up!

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Dr Rousso gave me a great initial consult and a referral to a sinus specialist.