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Teenage rhinoplasty is meant for adolescents seeking nasal refinement for aesthetic and/or functional concerns. Dr. Singh can consider your teenager’s specific nasal structure and facial growth to determine their emotional and physical candidacy for the procedure.

Elevate Your Teenager’s
Nasal Form & Function

Teenage rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at addressing nasal concerns in adolescents. It is intended for those with aesthetic and/or functional issues with their nose. Aesthetic concerns can range from dissatisfaction with the size or shape of the nose to addressing any congenital deformities or injuries that may have occurred during childhood. Functional issues may include breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum or other structural abnormalities.

A Thoughtful Approach

It’s important to note that teenage rhinoplasty is a specialized area of plastic surgery, and it requires careful consideration. Dr. Singh carefully considers your teenager’s unique nasal structure and facial growth patterns. He evaluates their emotional and physical preparedness to ensure the procedure is appropriate. Additionally, he openly communicates with you and your teenager to ensure you understand what surgery entails.

Your Teenage Rhinoplasty Experience


During your consultation, you can expect an evaluation of your child’s nasal concerns. Dr. Singh will assess their unique nasal structure and facial growth to determine their emotional and physical suitability for the procedure. This is an opportunity for open communication, where you can discuss expectations, ask questions, and gain a better understanding of potential outcomes. It is an essential step in ensuring that you and your teenager are well-informed and comfortable with the decision to proceed with rhinoplasty.


The surgery begins with the administration of anesthesia to ensure your teenager’s comfort. Dr. Singh will make strategic incisions within the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or across the columella (open rhinoplasty). He will sculpt the nasal structure and reshape the bone and cartilage to address the concerns discussed during the consultation. If functional issues are being addressed, corrections such as straightening a deviated septum will be made. Finally, he will close the incisions with sutures.


After teenage rhinoplasty, you can expect side effects like swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Dr. Singh will provide pain management recommendations to help ease any discomfort. Swelling and bruising will gradually subside over the following weeks. It’s crucial to follow Dr. Singh’s aftercare guidelines, including keeping the head elevated, avoiding strenuous activities, and refraining from touching or manipulating the nasal area. It may take months for the full results of rhinoplasty to become evident as the nose settles into its new shape.

Reasons to Consider Teenage Rhinoplasty:

  • Persistent self-consciousness about nasal appearance
  • Issues related to the nasal shape, size, or symmetry
  • Impact on overall self-esteem and body image
  • Peer or social pressures related to appearance
  • Breathing difficulties due to nasal structure
  • Correction of congenital deformities or injuries
  • Desire for a more balanced facial harmony
  • Reduction of teasing or bullying related to nasal appearance
  • Ability to participate in physical activities without breathing constraints
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Teenage Rhinoplasty FAQs

What age is appropriate for teenage rhinoplasty?

The appropriate age for teenage rhinoplasty can vary, but it’s typically performed on individuals whose facial growth is nearly complete. This is often around the age of 15 or 16 for girls and around 17 for boys. Dr. Singh will assess your child’s physical development and emotional readiness to determine if they are a suitable candidate.

Is teenage rhinoplasty safe?

Like any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with teenage rhinoplasty, such as infections, scarring, and complications related to anesthesia. However, when performed by a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Singh, the procedure is generally safe. It’s essential to discuss the potential risks with your surgeon during the consultation.

Are the results permanent?

The results of teenage rhinoplasty are generally permanent. However, as your teenager continues to grow and age, subtle changes in the nose’s appearance may occur over time.

Are there non-surgical alternatives for teenagers?

In some cases, non-surgical alternatives such as dermal fillers or injectables may provide temporary improvements for certain aesthetic concerns. However, these options don’t address functional issues or provide the same level of results as surgery, and the results usually only last 6 to 18 months. It’s essential to discuss the right approach for your teenager’s specific needs with Dr. Singh during the consultation.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh

Dr. Kuldeep Singh is a highly skilled, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, having completed an intensive six years of plastic surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Rochester. He is a highly acclaimed specialist known for his compassionate, personalized approach to plastic surgeries. His approach is marked by exactness and accuracy of expression and detail, ensuring results that conform to his patients’ unique goals. If you or your teenage child are considering a rhinoplasty, schedule your consultation with Dr. Singh.

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