Teenage rhinoplasty can help contour the shape of the nose and provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Rhinoplasty is one of the most requested surgical procedures for teenagers and young adults. As the focal point of the face, the nose has the greatest influence on your overall facial appearance. Whether smoothing a bump, reshaping the tip of the nose, or bringing a larger nose into balance with the rest of the face, Dr. Zimbler can help shape an attractive and natural-looking nose. Teenage rhinoplasty can be performed once the face and nose are both fully developed, usually around the age of 16 for young women and 17 for young men. If you are self-conscious about your nose, you can make an appointment with Dr. Zimbler to discuss whether you are a candidate for teenage rhinoplasty.
How do I know if teenage rhinoplasty is for me?
Teenage rhinoplasty may be right for you if you are looking to achieve a nose that is more balanced with your facial features. An ideal candidate for teenage rhinoplasty is a young man or woman who has a fully developed and matured nose, realistic expectations of what rhinoplasty can achieve, and is in good health. If you have a nasal bump, pinched nostrils, wide nostrils, deviated septum, or drooping nostrils, teenage rhinoplasty may be right for you. Dr. Zimbler is a leading rhinoplasty surgeon in NYC and focuses on providing noses that are natural-looking and compliment your facial features.
Teenage rhinoplasty procedure:
Teen rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia by Dr. Zimbler, one of the most skilled rhinoplasty surgeons in NYC. Dr. Zimbler will place small incisions to access the structure of the nose that will be reshaped. The placements of these incisions will vary depending on if you are having an open or closed rhinoplasty procedure. Prior to your teen rhinoplasty, Dr. Zimbler will discuss with you a closed technique and open technique. A closed rhinoplasty technique is where Dr. Zimbler will place small incisions inside the nostrils so that no visible scarring will be present after teen rhinoplasty. On the other hand, an open rhinoplasty technique is where Dr. Zimbler will place a small incision under your nose. While a closed technique may seem like the obvious choice, there are many benefits for an open technique, as well. Dr. Zimbler can discuss with you these two techniques and all of the benefits of each in-depth prior to your teenage rhinoplasty.
Through a teen nose job, nasal cartilage and tissue can be removed or shaped for a more desirable profile and appearance. At this stage in your teenage nose job, Dr. Zimbler can either rearrange, remove, or reshape nasal tissue depending on your personal goals with teenage rhinoplasty. After Dr. Zimbler has performed your teenage rhinoplasty, he will suture the incisions closed and properly bandage your nose in a splint. Your nose will also be gently packed with nasal packing for your nose to heal properly and successfully.
|Closed Rhinoplasty||Open Rhinoplasty|
|Incisions are placed within the nose||1 small incision is placed at the base of the nose|
|No visible scarring||Potential for minimal scarring along the columella|
|Indirect visualization of cartilage during surgery||Direct visualization of cartilage during surgery|
|Provides less maneuverability||Allows for increased efficiency and mobility|
Teenage rhinoplasty recovery time:
Young adults should be well-informed and have realistic goals and expectations before considering teenage rhinoplasty. Dr. Zimbler will meet with you to discuss the surgery and answer any questions that you may have. Our advanced rhinoplasty computer imaging will even help you to see a realistic image of what your nose will look like after teenage rhinoplasty surgery. While Dr. Zimbler will go over the details about your specific surgery with you, you can expect that the nose will be splinted for 1 week and ice packs will be used for the first few days after your rhinoplasty procedure to help minimize swelling.
Most patients experience only mild discomfort, which is easily managed with pain medication. While bruising and swelling under the eyes usually resolves within the first week and nasal swelling decreases rapidly during the first few weeks, it’s important to realize that the final shape of the nose may not be seen for several months. Most patients are usually up and about within the first few days after a rhinoplasty procedure, and light exercise can be resumed after 2 weeks. For more details about what to expect during and after rhinoplasty surgery, please visit our rhinoplasty page.