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Can a Teenager Have Rhinoplasty Surgery?

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Your nose is the center of your face. If you aren’t happy with the appearance of your nose, it can be frustrating and take a serious toll on your self-confidence. This is one reason why rhinoplasty surgery – or surgery to improve the appearance of your nose – is one of the most popular plastic surgeries available. What’s more, it’s one of the most effective procedures to change the way you look. At Brissett Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Brissett is committed to helping you achieve the nose you want. Specializing in teens, patients ages 20 to 40, and ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Brissett is experienced in helping adults and teens achieve the nose they want for the self-confidence they deserve.

What is rhinoplasty surgery?

If you want to change the look of your face, your nose is one of the best places to start. Dr. Brissett is skilled at helping patients in Houston, TX correct a wide range of nasal issues with rhinoplasty surgery.

Rhinoplasty surgery can make your nose more proportional to your face, or it can correct functional problems, such as a deviated septum or trouble breathing.

There are many reasons you might consider rhinoplasty surgery, such as:

  • Improving your crooked nose

  • Removing a bump or hump on your nose

  • Reducing the width of your nose

  • Changing the size of your nose

  • Narrowing the nasal tip or adjusting its projection

  • Changing the size of your nostrils

Rhinoplasty surgery is tailored to fit your needs – and your nose. Dr. Brissett works closely with you to understand your goals and customize a plan that will help you feel happy and confident in the appearance of your nose.

Can a teenager have rhinoplasty surgery?

Problems with the function and appearance of the nose don’t suddenly appear in adulthood. Adolescents can also experience severe unhappiness and reduced quality of life due to the appearance and/or function of their noses.

Dr. Brissett specializes in working with teens who would benefit from rhinoplasty. He understands the unique needs of teens and how to customize a plan that fits their needs.

While consent from a guardian is required for patients under 18, teenagers can benefit from rhinoplasty surgery. To be effective, rhinoplasty surgery should only be done when the nose has completed about 90% of its growth – which can be as early as 13 years old in girls and 15 years old in boys.

Beyond that, the best candidates for rhinoplasty surgery:

  • Have cosmetic issues with their nose that they want to be resolved

  • Have realistic outcomes

  • Are physically healthy

  • Are searching for a long-term solution

  • Desire a natural look for their nose

What types of rhinoplasty surgery are available?

At Brissett Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, rhinoplasty surgery is designed to meet your needs. We offer multiple types of rhinoplasty surgery, including:

  • Open rhinoplasty, which is where incisions are made underneath the nose between the nostrils

  • Closed rhinoplasty, which is where incisions are made inside the nostrils

  • Ethnic rhinoplasty, which is designed for people of various ethnic backgrounds to enhance the appearance of their nose without losing aspects of their background that are important to them

  • Revision rhinoplasty, which addresses the problems from a previous, unsatisfactory rhinoplasty surgery

Improve the look and function of your nose with rhinoplasty surgery in Houston, TX

Rhinoplasty can enhance the appearance of your nose or address breathing problems, starting in the teenage years. If you or your teen want to see if rhinoplasty is right for you, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Anthony Brissett at Brissett Plastic Surgery.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.