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Rhinoplasty Tips for Prospective Teen Patients

Dr. Philip Miller

May 29, 2018

teen rhinoplasty in new york While most facial plastic surgeries are intended for more mature, adult men and women, the rhinoplasty procedure is unique because of its primary audience. Because rhinoplasty results will last a lifetime and aren’t spurred by the threat of aging, patients come in a wide range of ages. Many younger patients, some in their teens, seek rhinoplasty surgery to reshape or resize their noses. If you are a teen or early 20-something, these tips will help to make your rhinoplasty more successful.

First, Stop Growing

Before you can make changes to the nose, you’ll have to be sure that your nose has stopped growing. A nose that hasn’t fully matured can grow after nose surgery and obscure your hard-earned results. Not only is this a waste of your time and money, but it can also be extremely frustrating. Some experts say that young male patients should wait until age 17 and young female noses are often ready around 16. If you’re not sure whether your nose has completed maturing, meet with a facial plastic surgeon to assess it for you. This is the best way to be sure that your nose is ready for life-changing surgery.

Consider Your Reasons

It is very common for teens in particular to seek rhinoplasty surgery because of bullying at school. There is a lot of pressure on young people today to fit a certain ideal of beauty in order to avoid standing out and getting unwanted attention. Bullying is a terrible ordeal for many young patients, but it might not always be a good reason to have plastic surgery. If your bullies are just looking for a reason to pick on you, fixing your nose will not really solve the problem. Instead, they’ll find another feature to make fun of, leaving you frustrated in a new way.

On the other hand, if your nose makes you unhappy for your own personal reasons, facial plastic surgery can provide you with the solution, whether bullies are teasing you or not.

Involve Your Parents and Loved Ones

Even if you’re able to fund your rhinoplasty and you’re legally old enough to have surgery without consent, it’s a good idea to involve your parents and loved ones. After surgery, you will look to them for support as you recover, heal, and get back to life as usual. With family and friends supporting you, the emotional rollercoaster of rhinoplasty surgery can be easier to navigate. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, so allow your loved ones to step in and support your decision.

Have Realistic Expectations

Before surgery, you’ll need to meet with facial plastic surgeon Dr. Miller for a one-on-one consultation. During this meeting, you’ll be asked to provide your medical history and discuss your expectations for surgery. Your surgeon will also get the chance to assess your facial features and make his or her own recommendations. His or her goal is to achieve the best and more natural-looking results possible for your nose, so listen carefully to what he or she has to say. Instead of aiming for a celebrity nose or something that won’t look right on your face, consider the doctor’s advice and be willing to trust his or her expertise. By working together, you can create a realistic approach to your surgery. To learn more about rhinoplasty, visit

Don’t Be Afraid to Wait

If you’re still too young, not quite sure what results you want, or have any other reason to hesitate, don’t rush into your rhinoplasty surgery. Any surgery is a major undertaking that should only be done when you’re completely ready for everything that comes with it. Don’t panic that high school will be over before you have a nose you like. There will be plenty of time for you to learn more about rhinoplasty and make the right decision for you when the time is right. Rushing into anything can lead to mistakes, unsatisfactory results, and emotional fallout. Give yourself a chance to make this decision from your own thoughtful and logical standpoint.

Plan Rhinoplasty at Almost Any Age

Regardless of your age, a better nose can mean a better you. Learn more about rhinoplasty through a consultation today. An experienced facial plastic surgeon can provide more in-depth knowledge about the rhinoplasty process. Dr. Philip Miller has specialized exclusively in facial plastic surgery for more than 20 years.

A recognized expert in rhinoplasty, Dr. Miller has been frequently invited to share his specific techniques with his peers at various national facial plastic surgery meetings. He has been voted among the Best Doctors in America each year since 2007 and has also been named a Top Doctor of New York. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller, contact his office located at 60 East 56th Street, Third Floor in New York City, by calling (646) 791-3025.

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