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Teenage Rhinoplasty

Teenage Rhinoplasty in Newport Beach

Far too many teenagers struggle with a prominent nose or one with a large hump. This facial flaw may demoralize their high school years with low self-esteem. Fortunately, Teenage Rhinoplasty in Newport Beach enables the youth to experience balance with their nose and other facial features. It can mark a pivotal experience in their lives and trigger a boost of self-confidence.

Amongst teenagers, the most popular aesthetic procedure is rhinoplasty. The number of teens who undergo rhinoplasty in the last decade has doubled. But how old do you have to be to get a teenage nose job? This depends on the patient’s ability to follow their surgeon’s direction before and after rhinoplasty.

Multiple specialties, experienced and super-trained board-certified  Dr. Ali Sajjadian offers teen rhinoplasty to young ladies and men in Newport Beach, CA. He employs his advanced surgical skills, expertise, and extensive experience to deliver beautiful results to ensure his patients accomplish their cosmetic goals.

Call our Newport Beach office at 949-515-0550, or Contact Us today to set up your teen rhinoplasty consultation.

Teen Nose Job

Rhinoplasty is a corrective cosmetic nose surgery to reshape nose contours and repair or restore nasal function. Teenage rhinoplasty is a form of traditional rhinoplasty but designed exclusively for teens. It has become increasingly popular among American teens (with different hereditary and ethnic background) to enhance facial appearances by fixing structural defects and making breathing easier.

A teen nose job is a complex procedure that will have long-lasting effects on the patient. That’s why it’s critical to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in nose surgery. In addition, most surgeons ask that parents and teens work together to work through the pros and cons of the operation.

Dr. Sajjadian helps teens and their parents take the guesswork out of teenage rhinoplasty. He offers a detailed evaluation and consultation to address any rhinoplasty questions or concerns. This proven process makes it easy for teens and parents to take an informed approach to the surgery.

Teen Rhinoplasty Candidates

Teenage girls are suitable for rhinoplasty surgery as early as about sixteen years old. Teenage boys can undergo rhinoplasty as early as seventeen or eighteen. However, teen rhinoplasty should not be performed until the nasal anatomy is fully developed. Dr sajjadian will evaluate and asks series of questions to determine the maturity and suitability of nose and facial skeleton to undergo rhinoplasty.

With teen rhinoplasty, Dr. Sajjadian’s goal is to help his patients achieve a nose in proportional harmony with their other facial features. At the same time, Dr. Sajjadian strives to provide each patient with a natural-looking nose. Thus, after he performs a teen rhinoplasty, his patient’s peers commonly cannot tell if they had a teen nose job.

Teenage rhinoplasty in Newport Beach is often considered because of a medical or cosmetic condition. For example, suppose you have trouble breathing or have a nasal obstruction. In that case, rhinoplasty can help you breathe easier for better health.

Teen rhinoplasty boosts confidence by adjusting a crooked bridge, eliminating a hump, changing nostril size, or improving nasal appearance after damage from trauma during an accident or sports activity.  Many teenagers express a desire to have a teen rhinoplasty due to excessive bullying.  In the end, the motivations for teenage rhinoplasty are private between the teenager, parents, and plastic surgeon.

The Difference Between Teenage Rhinoplasty and Traditional Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty for adults is not much different than rhinoplasty for teenagers. However, if a teenager’s nose is not fully developed, the procedure could affect the appropriate development of cartilage. If the cartilage has not fully developed, it will occur after surgery.

Teen rhinoplasty may affect sustained nasal growth, causing malformation or the continued development of nasal cartilage, negating the surgical benefits. This makes the implications of choosing a board-certified facial plastic surgeon critical. In addition, the margin for error is higher with teenage rhinoplasty when compared to a traditional nose job. 

Many plastic surgery organizations including The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery recommends girls wait until ages thirteen to fifteen to have the operation, and boys wait until they are at least fifteen. However, rhinoplasty may be performed earlier if physical dysfunction is evident. The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery states most patients become candidates for rhinoplasty closer to fifteen or sixteen years of age unless breathing is impaired.

Teenage Rhinoplasty Cost in Newport Beach

There is little difference between the cost of teen rhinoplasty and traditional rhinoplasty. Still, each patient is different and will be quoted a price during their consultation. In addition, while health insurance may pay for surgery if it alleviates physical symptoms or corrects nasal function, insurance does not typically cover cosmetic procedures.  However, Dr. Sajjadian does offer financing options to offset surgical costs.  

Teenage Rhinoplasty Recovery

Because younger tissue heals quicker, teen rhinoplasty patients often experience faster recovery than adults. As a result, they may go back to school and continue their daily routine as soon as they feel comfortable, receive clearance from their surgeon, and join in on their regular social activities and everyday life.  However, most teens tend to have their surgery during the summer months to avoid missing time from school during recovery. 

Emotional Concerns About Teenage Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is not ideal for every teenager. Teens and their parents should know facial plastic surgery is invasive and carries risks. Teenagers should understand the limitations and potential benefits of their nose surgery before scheduling the operation. Cosmetic surgery may be deemed as an aesthetic procedure. However, it goes well beyond face value.

Plastic surgery organizations state that rhinoplasty can significantly improve the social functions of teenagers who have been bullied because of their appearance. However, teenagers must be emotionally mature to understand that their appearance is not wholly responsible for the actions that befall them. Changing their appearance is not a magic pill for happiness.

Teenagers respond better to the operation when they initiate the request. Suppose a boyfriend or a parent is pressuring a teenager to undergo plastic surgery. In that case, the patient may not be emotionally mature enough for the procedure. The teen should be mature enough to endure the discomfort after surgery.

If you’re a teenager considering rhinoplasty surgery, or you’re a parent of a teenager who is seeking such surgery, Dr. Sajjadian will sit down with you both about the emotional implications of plastic surgery before agreeing to do the operation.

Scheduling a Consultation for Teenage Rhinoplasty

Support is essential when it comes to teenage rhinoplasty. Dr. Ali Sajjadian M.D. is a triple board-certified Newport Beach facial plastic surgeon who understands the ramifications of teen rhinoplasty. In addition, Dr. Sajjadian is one of the most renowned facial plastic surgeons in the United States. As a result, he has repeatedly demonstrated his knowledge, skill, and expertise, becoming Orange County’s optimal rhinoplasty specialist.

In addition to his expertise in the procedure, Dr. Sajjadian performs a complete evaluation of each patient and explains the benefits and risks in easy-to-understand terms. He will help you weigh the pros and cons of a teenage nose job to determine if it’s best suited for you. 

Call our Newport Beach office at 949-515-0550, or Contact Us today to set up your teen rhinoplasty consultation. Also, be sure to visit Dr. Sajjadian’s rhinoplasty gallery and connect with him on both of his Instagram accounts @rhinoplastybysajjadian and @sajjadianplasticsurgery. You can also follow him on  YouTube, FacebookTwitter,, Yelp, and RealSelf pages.