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.