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Is My Teen Too Young for Plastic Surgery?

Peer pressure is as real today as it has ever been, and is perhaps even more traumatizing. Everything about your teen is analyzed by his or her peers to see if they “fit in,” and high on the list is their physical appearance. While a new haircut can improve your teen’s look, some more permanent […]

Peer pressure is as real today as it has ever been, and is perhaps even more traumatizing. Everything about your teen is analyzed by his or her peers to see if they “fit in,” and high on the list is their physical appearance. While a new haircut can improve your teen’s look, some more permanent features can make them the butt of jokes and leave them emotionally and mentally devastated.

While you may think your teenage son or daughter is far too young to even consider plastic surgery, corrective surgery on the nose, or rhinoplasty, is often performed on patients from this age group. Dr. Gary Linkov is an experienced facial plastic surgeon who understands the pressure to conform and look their best that teens face today. He has performed many cosmetic and functional nasal surgeries at his New York practice, and he can help you decide if a teen rhinoplasty is the right choice.

Nasal Beauty and Function

The nose job, or rhinoplasty, is often thought of only for cosmetic purposes, but it can also correct physical issues that impair full nasal function. Breathing obstructions can be corrected at the same time as aesthetic treatments are performed to enhance both form and function. While your teen may be solely concerned with how they look, Dr. Linkov can also perform an examination to see if your teen may benefit from structural repairs as well as aesthetic enhancements.

The nose is often the defining feature of our face, and so it is often the first thing people notice. If it is crooked or misshapen in any way, it can be a source of embarrassment for your teen. Rhinoplasty changes the shape of the nose by decreasing or increasing the size or changing the bridge or tip of the nose. A rhinoplasty can make the necessary alterations to the nose to bring balance and harmony to the facial features. Dr. Linkov is an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has helped many of his patients achieve improved function and aesthetics through nose plastic surgery.

Should My Teen Have a Rhinoplasty?

Whether or not your teen should undergo a rhinoplasty is not a question to be answered without thought and consultation with Dr. Linkov. During a rhinoplasty consultation, he can perform the necessary physical examination and answer your questions. He will also ensure that your teen’s nose has stopped growing, which can happen between 13-14 for girls and 16 or older for boys. Dr. Linkov has many years of experience helping teens and their parents make the best choices, and he will always share his honest recommendation.

After meeting with Dr. Linkov and discussing the positives and negatives of a teen rhinoplasty, you will feel much more confident in making your decision. Dr. Linkov and his staff will always do everything possible to answer your questions without undue haste or pressure. We understand the magnitude of this decision, and our desire is for all our patients to be completely satisfied with any cosmetic alterations they choose.

If your teen is experiencing trauma over their appearance, call to make an appointment with Dr. Gary Linkov at City Facial Plastics in New York. He has offices conveniently located in Midtown and Staten Island. He will patiently and clearly discuss the procedure and answer your questions about teen rhinoplasty.

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