Teen Rhinoplasty | Houston
Often adolescence comes with insecurities and frustrations about physical appearance, especially when it comes to the nose. Teen Rhinoplasty is a solution for some patients. Teenage Rhinoplasty can help build confidence which will last well into adulthood.
As a fathers, Dr. Cilento and Dr. Baylan can certainly understand and empathize with a parent’s struggle in deciding what’s best for their child. It is normal and expected to have concerns about whether a teen rhinoplasty is right for a child at this critical juncture in their life.
We take extreme care and precaution with all of our teen rhinoplasty patients. During our consultation we talk about goals and concerns. We want to hear from our patients and their parents and make sure everyone feels comfortable and prepared before we venture further into our teen rhinoplasty journey.
Rhinoplasty (commonly known as a nose job) is the number one requested surgical procedure by teenagers. The nose is the primary feature of the face. When teens are self conscious about their nose it can be hard for them to see past it.
Teen Rhinoplasty may be a solution, however we want to take every precaution with your teen, that is why the consultation is so important. We want to fully understand their concerns and desires as well as your concerns and desires as their parent.
Many of Dr. Cilento’s adolescent patients struggle with allergies, sinusitis, nasal obstruction as well as other nasal concerns. If this is also a concern, Dr. Cilento can address this during their consultation as well. He is an experienced facial plastic surgeon and sinus surgeon. He can help with many sinus, snoring and breathing issues as well as change the form of the nose.
How Old Do You Have to Be to Get a Nose Job?
Most teenage girls can get a teen rhinoplasty 1-2 years after their first menstrual period. Typically, most teenage boys can get rhinoplasty surgery by age 16.
Occasionally teens seek a rhinoplasty because of a previous injury. If this is the case with your teen, our first step is to schedule a consultation.
Primary Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0337
Primary Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation Case ID: 1564
Ethnic Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0509
This young latino woman always felt her nose made her face look heavy. She didn’t want to make changes that would run counter to her heritage but wanted a more feminine and streamlined look. She underwent hump reduction via an open approach, alar base excisions (shown here to demonstrate how well the wounds tend to heal) and tip rotation and refinement. The pictures shown were taken 4 months after the surgery.
Primary Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0319
Primary Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0291
Teen Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0484
This patient presented at the age of 16 for nasal obstruction and aesthetic concerns. We had multiple conversations in order to assess her motivations and make sure she was sure about what she wanted. I performed a septorhinoplasty with turbinate reduction and lowered her dorm and narrowed the tip, turning it up slightly as well. These after pictures were taken 1 year after her surgery.
Primary Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0344
Revision Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0477
This is a 25 year old professional female who underwent a primary rhinoplasty in the Middle East 3 years prior to presenting. After surgery she had immediate nasal obstruction and over time had a collapse and derangement of the structure to the point where she presented below. She had severe scarring to the inside of the nose as well presenting a very difficult problem functionally. She had complete nasal valve collapse and septal deviation. She underwent a revision rhinoplasty using structural rib grafting, with ear cartilage grafting, septoplasty, nasal valve reconstruction and skin grafting to the inside of the nose to fix extensive scarring of the internal nasal passages. The after pictures below were taken one year after her revision surgery.
Teen Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0470
This is a 17 year old patient that was heading off to college and felt that his profile looked “weak” and was causing him to have anxiety and low motivation and confidence. Part of this came from his tall and thin nose but also his recessed chin. We performed a primary rhinoplasty and placed a medium sized chin implant as well. These after pictures were taken 1 year after his surgery.
Primary Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0588
This 28 year old female presented with concerns of nasal persistent cosmetic nasal concerns and wanted a Primary Rhinoplasty. She complained of a “heavy look” to her nose with a tip that was not “elegant” in her opinion and a dorsum with a hump that was common to her family. I reduced her hump and tailored her tip to fit with our discussions about her idea of what an “elegant nose” would look like after the surgery. These pictures were taken at 6 months after her surgery.
Primary Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation Case ID: 0492
This young woman had always been self conscious of her profile and wanted to have a rhinoplasty. During her consultation I sat with her in front of her pictures and showed her what a chin augmentation would look like after her surgery. I did this using a morphing program that allows me to manipulate the images and demonstrate approximate results of surgery. We decided to do a septorhinoplasty, tip reshaping and medium chin augmentation. The photos below were taken at approximately 6 months after her surgery.
Primary Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0569
This is a side by side comparison of a primary rhinoplasty on a young woman with a larger tip.
Primary Rhinoplasty Case ID: 0273
What Makes a Teen Rhinoplasty Unique?
First, the growth of the midface and nasal bones needs to be understood and accounted for when planning the surgery. A child’s sinuses will continue to grow during adolescence which expands their face. Their jaw begins to increase in size as well which will change the relative balance of their nasal appearance. The nose changes shape and enlarges along with the face.
A teen rhinoplasty will not be the cure-all to the pains of teenage life. It will, however, improve the nose cosmetically, creating better harmony with other facial features. Generally speaking, This can often help with self-confidence. Following the rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Cilento has seen many of his patient’s blossom. Some patients are getting better grades, expanding their circle of friends and increase maturity thanks to their new appearance that gives them the confidence to excel.
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