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Teen Rhinoplasty by the Numbers- How Common Is It Really?

How common is teenage rhinoplasty? Let’s take a look at some of the numbers behind this procedure to find out.

What Is the Most Common Cosmetic Procedure for Teens?

Rhinoplasty is the most common surgical cosmetic procedure for teens. In 2015, more than 30,000 patients between 13-19 received rhinoplasty in the U.S. Approximately 14% of all rhinoplasties are performed on teenage patients. In our practice, rhinoplasty is overwhelmingly the most common procedure for teens, for both males and females.

H2: What’s the Right Age for Teenage Rhinoplasty?

Could your teen benefit from cosmetic rhinoplasty? Generally, Dr. Sajjadian recommends waiting until the nose has reached its full adult size. This occurs at around 15-16 for girls and 16-17 for boys. Some teens are ready sooner. We’d love to sit down with you and your teen and determine if the timing is right for you.

What Are the Top Reasons for Teenage Rhinoplasty?

Teens choose rhinoplasty for many reasons, but here are our top 10:

  • Deviated septum
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nasal injury
  • Large nasal hump
  • Asymmetry
  • Reshaping the tip
  • Straightening the bridge
  • Making the nose larger
  • Making the nose smaller
  • Reshaping the nostrils

To be a good candidate for teenage rhinoplasty, your teen should have a clear goal in mind and have realistic expectations about the surgery and results. Dr. Sajjadian’s plastic surgery philosophy revolves around compassionate patient care and attention to detail. He is widely respected by his colleagues and peers, and works diligently to reveal every patient’s natural and unique beauty.

What Other Plastic Surgery Procedures Are Common in Teens?

Just over 226,000 cosmetic procedures were performed on teens in 2015. Rhinoplasty was the most common. Other top procedures include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Male breast reduction
  • Ear surgery
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser skin resurfacing

Why Get Rhinoplasty as a Teen?

Teen rhinoplasty is controversial in some circles, but we’ve seen the great good this procedure can do. If a teen has a particularly noticeable nasal deformity, they be teased. Some teens struggle with their self-confidence due to the nasal appearance. Rhinoplasty as a teen can correct these issues and helps some teens to feel better. Teenage rhinoplasty isn’t right for every patient, but if you’re interested, it is worth exploring the option.

Rhinoplasty is a common cosmetic procedure for teens. If your teen is ready to learn more, call top Orange County rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Sajjadian and schedule a consultation.