The Inside Scoop on Teen Rhinoplasty
by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S. | May 28, 2014, 3:22 p.m.
“My new nose restored my confidence and self-esteem that I lacked throughout high school,” says our teenage rhinoplasty patient.
Meet our teenage rhinoplasty patient who came to our office because she was unhappy with the size and shape of her nose. Throughout high school, her self-esteem crumbled because her nose caused her emotional distress.
Statistics show that the number of teenagers getting plastic surgery has been rising. It is no surprise that rhinoplasty is the most sought after procedure amongst teenagers. Since the nose is at the center of your face, it naturally attracts a lot of attention, and it is hard to miss when you look in the mirror. As a result, the shape and size of the nose seem to have a more negative effect on self-image than any other physical attribute. This is one of the leading reasons that nose jobs are highly requested by teens, as well as adults. Rhinoplasty should be performed when the nose reaches its adult size which is typically achieved at age 15 or 16 years old for females and 16 to 17 years old for males.
While some teenage patients seek a rhinoplasty in order fix functional issues, such as breathing issues or to repair a deviate septum, others want to improve the shape of their nose to improve their self-esteem. With the help of Dr. Kassir’s surgical expertise, teen rhinoplasty patients can achieve the nose they want and avoid years of self-image problems or emotional distress.
“After coming to an agreement with my parents, I decided to search for a doctor that would meet my expectations, and my search came to an end when I found Dr. Kassir. Dr. Kassir’s extensive credentials, gallery of work, reputation, artistic talents and his accommodating and well trained staff made me comfortable with the procedure and the process. I knew I was going to be in great hands from day one. Most importantly, the results of my surgery reaffirmed that I selected the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the New York City and New Jersey area,” says our patient.